The Perspectives of Psychiatry / Edition 2

The Perspectives of Psychiatry / Edition 2

by Paul R. McHugh, Phillip R. Slavney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801860466

ISBN-13: 9780801860461

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Substantially revised to include a wealth of new material, the second edition of this highly acclaimed work provides a concise, coherent introduction that brings structure to an increasingly fragmented and amorphous discipline. Paul R. McHugh and Phillip R. Slavney offer an approach that emphasizes psychiatry's unifying concepts while accommodating its diversity.

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Substantially revised to include a wealth of new material, the second edition of this highly acclaimed work provides a concise, coherent introduction that brings structure to an increasingly fragmented and amorphous discipline. Paul R. McHugh and Phillip R. Slavney offer an approach that emphasizes psychiatry's unifying concepts while accommodating its diversity. Recognizing that there may never be a single, all-encompassing theory, the book distills psychiatric practice into four explanatory methods: diseases, dimensions of personality, goal-directed behaviors, and life stories. These perspectives, argue the authors, underlie the principles and practice of all psychiatry. With an understanding of these fundamental methods, readers will be equipped to organize and evaluate psychiatric information and to develop a confident approach to practice and research.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801860461
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
Johns Hopkins Series in Contemporary Medicine and Public Health
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,063,212
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
IAssessment and Explanation in Psychiatry
1The Mind-Brain Problem and a Structure for Psychiatry3
2Factionalism: The Other Source of Disarray in Psychiatry18
3Classification in Psychiatry and the Method of DSM-IV31
IIThe Concept of Diseases
4The Disease Perspective: Its Premises, History, Strengths, and Limitations for Psychiatry45
5The Disease Concept Exemplified by Psychiatric Conditions with Known Neuropathologies54
6The Disease Concept Applied to Psychiatric Conditions without Known Neuropathologies63
7Manic-Depression: A Disorder in the Affective Realm71
8Schizophrenia82
IIIThe Concept of Dimensions
9The Dimensional Perspective: Graded, Quantitative, Dispositional Distinctions99
10Mental Subnormality: Distinctions within a Dimensional Feature110
11Temperament, Affective Dimensions, and Personality Disorders126
12Emotions, Life Events, Traits of Temperament, and Treatment138
IVThe Concept of Behaviors
13The Behavior Perspective151
14Characteristics of Motivated Behaviors165
15The Causes of Behavioral Disorders178
16Treatment Principles for Behavioral Disorders195
17Bulimia Nervosa: A Behavior Treated through Stages of Change210
18Hysteria223
19Suicide238
VThe Concept of Life Stories
20The Life-Story Perspective253
21The Application of the Life-Story Perspective in Practice: Power, Process, and Pitfalls268
VIPractical Implications
22Practical Implications of the Perspectives285
23Integrative Summary294
AppReliability and Validity: The Processes of Verification301
Notes305
Index325

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