The Experience of Psychopathology: Investigating Mental Disorders in their Natural Settingsby Marten W. de Vries
Pub. Date: 02/01/1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book is devoted to the Experience Sampling Method (ESM) in psychiatry; a methodology for collecting reliable and valid data on patterns of behavior, thought, and feeling from real-life situations. ESM thus yields data complementary to that provided by neurobiological approaches to mental illnesses and is applicable to the study and management of a wide variety… See more details below
This book is devoted to the Experience Sampling Method (ESM) in psychiatry; a methodology for collecting reliable and valid data on patterns of behavior, thought, and feeling from real-life situations. ESM thus yields data complementary to that provided by neurobiological approaches to mental illnesses and is applicable to the study and management of a wide variety of mental disorders in their natural settings. Marten de Vries, who did much to bring ESM to prominence in psychiatry, has assembled a fascinating range of contributions from leading international pioneers in ESM many which have never before been publisheddealing with the diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities of this approach. Methodological and practical issues are also addressed for those wishing to use ESM in their own research or practice. Case studies illustrate the uses of experience sampling in schizophrenia, depression, eating disorders and addictions, and there are also chapters devoted to ESM's application to the elderly, those under stress, and to normal subjects.
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Table of Contents
Foreword M. Csikszentmihalyi; Preface M. W. deVries; Part I. Introduction: The Experience of Psychopathology: 1. The experience of psychopathology in natural settings: introduction and illustration of variables M. W. deVries; 2. Microbehavioural approaches to monitoring human experience J. P. Robinson; 3. Experience sampling and personality psychology: concepts and applications S. E. Hormuth; Part II. The Experience Sampling Method: Procedures and Analyses: 4. Validity and reliability of the experience sampling method M. Csikszentmihalyi and R. Larson; 5. Analyzing experience sampling data: a guide book for the perplexed R. Larson and P. A. E. G. Delespaul; 6. States, syndromes, and polythetic classes: developing a classification system for ESM data using the ascending and cross-classification method K. M. Van Meter, M. W. deVries, C. D. Kaplan and C. I. M. Dijkman-Caes; Part III. Experience Sampling Studies with Clinical Samples: 7. Variability of schizophrenia symptoms M. W. deVries and P. A. E. G. Delespaul; 8. The daily life of ambulatory chronic mental patients P. A. E. G. Delespaul and M. W. deVries; 9. 'Goofed-up' images: thought sampling with a schizophenic woman R. T. Hurlburt and S. M. Melancon; 10. The social ecology of anxiety: theoretical and quantitative perspectives C. I. M. Dijkman-Caes and M. W. deVries; 11. Consequences of depression for the experience of anxiety in daily life M. W. deVries, P. A. E. G. Delespaul and C. I. M. Dijkman-Caes; 12. Dysphoric moods in depressed and non-depressed adolescents W. A. Merrick; 13. Capturing alternate personalities: the use of experience sampling in multiple personality disorder R. J. Loewenstein, J. Hamilton, S. Alagna, N. Reid and M. W. deVries; 14. Bulimia in daily life: a context-bound syndrome R. Larson and L. Asmussen; 15. Alcohol and marijuana use in adolescents'daily lives R. Larson, M. Csikszentmihalyi and M. Freeman; 16. Drug craving and drug use in the daily life of heroin addicts C. D. Kaplan; 17. Stress, coping and cortisol dynamics in daily life N. A. Nicolson; 18. Vital exhaustion or depression: a study of daily mood in exhausted male subjects at risk for myocardial infarction R. Van Diest; 19. Blood pressure and behaviour: mood, activity and blood pressure in daily life L. F. Van Egeren and S. Madarasmi; Part IV. Therapeutic Applications of the Experience Sampling Method: 20. The uses of the ESM in psychotherapy M. W. deVries; 21. Expanding the experimental parameters of cognitive therapy E. Donner; 22. The monitoring of optimal experience: a tool for psychiatric rehabilitation F. Massimini, M. Csikszenmihalyi and M. Carli; 23. The ESM and the measurement of clinical change: a case of anxiety disorder A. Delle Fave and F. Massimini; 24. The applicability of ESM in personalized rehabilitation E. G. T. Van der Poel and P. A. E. G. Delespaul; 25. Everyday self-awareness: implications for self-esteem, depression and resistance to therapy T. J. Figurski; Part V. Psychiatric Research Applications: Practical Issues and Attention Points: 26. Practical issues in psychiatric applications of ESM M. W. deVries; 27. Selecting measures, diagnostic validity and scaling in the study of depression H. Kraan, H. Meertens, M. Hilwig, L. Volovics, C. I. M. Dijkman-Caes and P. Portegijs; 28. Research alliance and the limit of compliance: experience sampling with the depressed elderly K. C. M. Wilson, R. Hopkins, M. W. deVries and J. R. M. Copeland; 29. The importance of assessing base rates for clinical studies: an example of stimulus control of smoking J. Paty, J. Kassel and S. Shiffman; 30. Infrequently occuring activities and contexts in time-use data P. J. Stone and N. A. Nicolson; 31. Technical note: devices and time-sampling procedures P. A. E. G. Delespaul; References; List of contributors; Index.
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