Sims' Symptoms in the Mind: Textbook of Descriptive Psychopathology - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780702055560, 9780702055553

Sims' Symptoms in the Mind: Textbook of Descriptive Psychopathology

5th Edition

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Authors: Femi Oyebode
eBook ISBN: 9780702055553
Paperback ISBN: 9780702055560
Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
Published Date: 24th September 2014
Page Count: 400

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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.

Key Features

  • 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

Table of Contents

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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About the Author

Femi Oyebode

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Birmingham, National Centre for Mental Health, Birmingham, UK.