A Diagnostic Analysis of the Casebooks of Ticehurst House Asylum, 1845-1890

A Diagnostic Analysis of the Casebooks of Ticehurst House Asylum, 1845-1890

by Trevor H. Turner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521429862

ISBN-13: 9780521429863

Pub. Date: 07/09/1992

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Detailed review of the clinical features of a complete cohort of patients admitted to the Ticehurst House asylum between 1845 and 1890.  See more details below

Overview

Detailed review of the clinical features of a complete cohort of patients admitted to the Ticehurst House asylum between 1845 and 1890.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521429863
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/09/1992
Series:
Psychological Medicine Supplements Series, #21
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.89(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.16(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Synopsis1
Introduction3
Method11
Ticehurst House11
The Casebooks13
Assessment procedure14
(A)Delusions15
(B)Hallucinations15
(C)Movement/posture disorder15
(D)Masturbation15
(E)Specific psychotherapy16
(F)Unusual disorders16
(G)Treatment approaches16
(H)Violence/restraint16
(I)Alcohol16
(J)Suicide17
Results18
Movement and posture21
Masturbation21
Violence22
Discussion24
Reliability and validity of the data26
Strengths and weaknesses of the source material28
Implications of diagnoses29
(A)'Manic-depressive' and 'schizophrenic' groups30
(B)'Organic' group31
(C)'Indefinite' group31
Contemporary diagnostic terms used at Ticehurst31
Use of 'hysteria', 'hysterical mania' and related terms34
Symptoms - delusions and hallucinations37
Movement disorders39
Masturbation40
Violence and restraint42
Suicide, 'attempted' suicide and suicidal risk44
Specific psychopathologies, alcohol and 'unusual' diagnoses46
Physical treatments55
Conclusion61
Appendix: Some representative cases, 1860-186964
References68

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