A Great Literature Guide to the DSM-5

A Great Literature Guide to the DSM-5

by Eric Altschuler


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605356761
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/21/2017
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Eric L. Altschuler, MD, PhD is Associate Chief and Residency Program Director, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York City. His primary research interest is basic and clinically applied cognitive neuroscience: the search to understand how the brain works and how this knowledge can be applied to treat disease. Dr. Altschuler was the first to show a benefit of mirror therapy for individuals with hemiparesis following strokes and the use of mirror therapy for an orthopaedic condition.

Table of Contents

Foreword by V.S. Ramachandran, M.D., Ph.D

Section 1: Introduction to the DSM
Chapter 1. The Case of Samson Son of Manoah

Section 2: DSM-5 Diagnoses in Great Literature
Chapter 2. Using the DSM-5: The Oldest Case of Schizophrenia Found in a Story by Nicolai Gogol
Chapter 3. A Hoarding Old Man and a Disembodied Nose: Other Diagnoses in Gogol
Chapter 4. The Case of Dr. Henry Jekyll, M.D., D.C.L., LL.D., F.R.S., PH.D
Chapter 5. Melville's Bartleby: Why the Scrivener Preferred Not
Chapter 6. An Elementary Diagnosis
Chapter 7. ADHD in a Seventeenth-Century Dutch Village School
Chapter 8. Disease in the Hundred-Acre Wood: Pediatric Psychiatric Disease in Literature
Chapter 9. Moving and Sleeping with Dickens and Dracula
Chapter 10. PTSD: A Continuing Saga of Many Wars and Two Cities

Section 3: Neuropsychiatric Disease in Literature
Chapter 11. Shakespeare
Chapter 12. The Incredible Edgar Allan Poe
Chapter 13. Heracles and Homer
Chapter 14. The Brain that Kills the Heart: Death in a James Joyce Story

Section 4: Putting Things to Work
Chapter 15. Using the DSM
Epilogue: A License to Make Literary Diagnoses

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