Psychiatric Diagnosis

Psychiatric Diagnosis

A Review of Research

1st Edition - January 1, 1975

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  • Author: George Frank
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483187143

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Psychiatric Diagnosis: A Review of Research focuses on the heuristic value of psychiatric diagnoses. This book describes the purpose of a diagnosis that enables clinicians to make certain judgments regarding the life of the individual being diagnosed. Making a diagnosis should be identical to a shorthand way of saying certain things about the patient such as where he has been, where he is, and where he may be heading psychologically. This text determines what information is provided by a diagnostic statement in the matter of psychopathology. Other topics discussed include the diagnostic principle, psychotic and depressive reactions, schizophrenia, and neuroses. This publication is beneficial to psychiatrists and medical practitioners researching on the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders and mental or behavioral patterns that cause distress or disability.

Table of Contents


  • Prologue

    1 The Diagnostic Principle

    2 The Methods

    3 Psychotic Reactions

    4 Schizophrenia

    5 Depressive Reactions

    6 The Neuroses

    7 Outcome

    8 Beyond the Diagnostic Principle

    9 Epilogue

    References

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 148
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1975
  • Published: January 1, 1975
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483187143

About the Author

George Frank

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H. J. Eysenck

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