Motor Disorder in Psychiatry: Towards a Neurological Approach

Motor Disorder in Psychiatry: Towards a Neurological Approach

by Daniel Rogers
     
 

Addresses the concept that psychiatric motor disorder can be understood in terms of cerebral dysfunction and that there is essentially no difference between motor disorder found in psychiatric and neurological afflictions. Covers the following disorders: extrapyramidal, catatonia, schizophrenia, obessive-compulsive, affective, hysteria and mental handicap.

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Addresses the concept that psychiatric motor disorder can be understood in terms of cerebral dysfunction and that there is essentially no difference between motor disorder found in psychiatric and neurological afflictions. Covers the following disorders: extrapyramidal, catatonia, schizophrenia, obessive-compulsive, affective, hysteria and mental handicap. Considers disturbances of posture, voluntary motor performance, tone, activity, abnormal movements and speech production in psychiatric disorder. Includes four rating scales to assess motor disturbance in psychiatric illness.

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Discusses the motor disorder that occurs in nearly all psychiatric illness and mental handicap, both as a subject in itself, and as a means of arguing for a close relationship between organic and mental disorder. The descriptions of motor disorders in different psychiatric and neurological conditions report original work on schizophrenia, depression and mental handicap, as well as reviewing the current literature. For practitioners and researchers in the psychiatric and neurological sciences. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471936169
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.63(d)

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