Delusions: Understanding the Un-understandable

Delusions: Understanding the Un-understandable

by Peter McKenna


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107075443
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 707,831
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Peter McKenna is a psychiatrist who has worked as a clinician and an academic and currently works full time in research in Barcelona. His research interests are mainly in schizophrenia and he has published widely on clinical and neuropsychological (and more recently neuroimaging) aspects of the disorder. He is the author of a previous book on schizophrenia (now in its second edition) and co-author of a book on the symptom of formal thought disorder.

Table of Contents

1. What is a delusion?; 2. When is a delusion not a delusion?; 3. Delusional disorder; 4. The pathology of normal belief; 5. The psychology of delusions; 6. The neurochemical connection; 7. Delusion-like phenomena in neurological disease; 8. The salience theory of delusions; 9. What a theory of delusions might look like.

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