SIMS' SYMPTOMS IN THE MIND has, since its first publication in 1988, become established as the leading introductory textbook on clinical psychopathology, defining, clarifying and describing the main symptoms and syndromes of mental illness seen in clinical practice. Now fully revised and updated, it offers essential reading for psychiatric trainees and an invaluable reference for psychiatrists of all grades. It has also come to be widely appreciated by clinical psychologists, allied mental health professionals and researchers in this field.
- Comprehensive and accessible overview of clinical psychopathology not found anywhere else
- Illustrates key principles of psychopathology with examples drawn from a wide source, including fiction, autobiography and clinical textbooks
Section One: Concepts and Method.
1. Fundamental Concepts of Descriptive Psychopathology 2. Eliciting the Symptoms of Mental Illness
Section Two: Consciousness and Cognition
3. Consciousness and Disturbed Consciousness 4. Attention, Concentration, Orientation and Sleep 5. Disturbance of Memory
Section Three: Awareness of Reality: Time, Perception and Judgement
6. Disorder of Time 7. Pathology of Perception 8. Delusions and Other Erroneous Ideas 9. Disorder of the Thinking Process 10. Disorder of Speech and Language 11. Insight
Section Four: Self and Body
12. The Disordered Self 13. Depersonalization 14. Disorder of the Awareness of the Body 15. The Psychopathology of Pain
Section Five: Emotions and Action
16. Affect and Emotional Disorders 17. Anxiety, Panic, Irritability, Phobia and Obsession 18. Disorders of Volition and Execution
Section Six: Variations of Human Nature
19. The Expression of Disordered Personality
Section Seven: Diagnosis
20. Psychopathology and Diagnosis
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- 24th September 2014
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Professor of Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Birmingham, National Centre for Mental Health, Birmingham, UK.