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Origins of Mental Illness: Temperament, Deviance and Disorder

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883536015
  • Publisher: I S H K
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 293
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.41 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1 Health, Aberration and Disease 1
2 Dimensions of Temperament 23
3 Nervous Types 43
4 The Inheritance of Dispositions 67
5 Phobias, Compulsions and Melancholy 87
6 Fugues, Rogues and Histrionics 115
7 A View of Madness 137
8 The Psychotic Temperament 173
9 On the Borderline 209
10 Reflections 235
References 269
Further Reading 283
Index 285
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2000

    Unrecognized Influence

    Although this book assumes some knowledge of psychology, I as a lay person found the concepts presented by Calridge to be clear and compelling. Rather than treating abnormal psychologies as a completely different state of mind, he presents strong evidence that suggest that characteristics of clinically normal people when amplified can lead to states labelled as psychotic, neurotic, or psychopathic. Case studies of individuals exhibiting these behaviors are also included. His conclusions that clinical disorders such as schizophrenia may lead to the clinic or the positive creative expression in art or that psychopathic temperments may not lead to the prison cell, but to high places in society.

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