Models of the Mind: A Framework for Biopsychosocial Psychiatry

Models of the Mind: A Framework for Biopsychosocial Psychiatry

by Stephen L. Dilts

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Overview

Making sense of such bewildering problems as hallucinations, paranoia, depression, and anxiety seems an incredible challenge, but modern psychiatry is able to bring understanding and change to many of those whose lives are impaired by psychiatric problems. This is not accomplished through the application of one dominant psychological theory, but through the integration of perspectives of many such theories in this diverse field into a befitting approach-the biopsychosocial model.
Application of the biopsychosocial model will allow for understanding the patient in biological, psychological, and social terms simultaneously, and provide a holistic picture with multiple strategies for treatment.
In this book, the author takes a step back from the assessment to demonstrate to the student methods of the information gathered from the patient into a clinically useful whole, essentially showing exactly how and why the psychiatrist arrives at an intervention.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138158016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/08/2016
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.30(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword                                                         xi
Preface xiii
Acknowledgements xix
Part I: Models of the Mind 1
1What is Mental Illness?3
The descriptive model6
The biopsychosocial model 11
Key points 18
Part II: Biological Models 21
2Introduction to biological models23
Medical causes of mental illness 24
Key points 27
3 Neurobiology 29
The neuron 29
Gross anatomy31
Neurotransmitter pathways 31
Key points35
4 Psychotic disorders 37
Psychosis 37
Schizophrenia 44
Other primary psychotic disorders 50
Antipsychotic medications 50
Key points 52
5 Mood disorders 55
Depression55
Bipolar disorder 66
Key point 71
6 Anxiety disorders 73
Panic disorder and agoraphobia73
Posttraumatic stress disorder80
Obsessive-compulsive disorder 83
Key points 86
7Cognitive disorders89
Delirium 89
Dementia 92
Key points 95
8 Substance use disorders 97
Substance abuse and dependence 97
Specific substance abuse disorders 101
Key points 107
9 Personality disorders 109
Cluster A: odd and eccentric 112
Cluster B: dramatic, emotional, and erratic 114
Cluster C: anxious and fearful 116
The pathophysiology of personality disorders 117
Key points 120
10 Other Psychiatric Disorders 121
Eating disorders 121
Sleep disorders 124
Disorders of childhood 125
Somatoform disorders 131
Dissociative disorders 133
Sexual disorders 134
Impulse-control disorders 135
Key points 136
Part III: Psychological Models 137
11 Introduction to psychological models 139
Key points 143
12 Sigmund Freud 145
Drive theory 145
Psychodynamic psychotherapy 154
Key points 158
13 The ego 161
Mechanisms of ego defense 161
Psychotic defenses 162
Immature defenses 163
Neurotic defenses 165
Mature defenses 167
Treatment 169
Key points 172
14 Objects relations theory 175
Introduction 175
Melanie Klein  175
Margaret Mahler 178
Transference 179
Key points 181
15 The self 183
Self-psychology 183
Heinz Kohut 184
Key points 189
16 Psychodynamic psychotherapy and other dynamic psychologies 191
Four psychodynamic psychologies 191
Other dynamic psychologies 199
Key points 203
17 The learning psychologies, part I: cognitive psychology 205
Learning psychologies 205
Cognitive psychology 206
Cognitive psychotherapy 211
Key points 213
18 The learning psychologies, part II: behavioral psychology 215
Classical conditioning 216
Operant conditioning 217
Behavioral therapy 219
Cognitive-behavioral therapy 221
Key points 222
Part IV: Social Models 223
19 Introduction to social models 225
Key points 229
20 The individual in society 231
Attachment 231
Stress 232
Interpersomal psychology 234
Religion 236
Violence 238
Key points 241
21 Group Pshychology 243
Cybernetics 244
Systems theory 246
Bowenian and structural theories 250
Culture-specific syndromes 253
Key points 255
22 Ethical and legal considerations 257
Ethics 257
Legal Considerations 259
Key points 262
Part V: Biopsychosocial Psychiatry 263
23 The process of diagnosis 265
The diagnostic cascade 265
Key points 268
24 The biopsychosocial interview 269
The biopsychosocial framework 269
A biopsychosocial interview 270
References 283
Glossary 297
Index 305
About the author 327

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