The Neuropsychiatric Mental Status Examination - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080351285, 9781483182452

The Neuropsychiatric Mental Status Examination

1st Edition

Authors: Michael Alan Taylor
eBook ISBN: 9781483182452
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 528
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Description

The Neuropsychiatric Mental Status Examination is a guidebook for clinical psychiatric diagnosis. The title introduces the language, technique and concepts of the phenomenology.
The first part of the text covers the basic phenomenology principles; the major areas of concern in mental health diagnosis; methodology for effective diagnosis of mental pathology. Part II elaborates the topics in Part I; this part develops and reinforces the techniques, phenomenological principles of diagnosis, diagnostic criteria. The second part also presents data which aid in the delineation of metal disorders. The book will be of great interest to students of behavioral science related degrees. The text will also serve professional psychologists and psychiatrists as a reference.

Table of Contents


Preface

Introduction

Part I

Basic Concepts

Interview Considerations

General Appearance, Motor Behavior and Catatonia

Affect

Language Function (Thought Process)

Delusions (Apophany)

Perception and First Rank Symptoms

Cognitive Function

Frontal Lobe Cognitive Dysfunction

Verbal Memory

Parietal Lobe Function

Language Disorder

Review Section

Clinical Evaluations

Phenomenologic Mental Status Outline

Cognitive Function Evaluation Outline

References

Part II

Introduction

Diagnosis

Major Affective Disorder

Schizophrenia

Diagnostic Criteria-Summary

Coarse Brain Disease

Frontal Lobe Syndromes

Temporal Lobe Syndrome

Parietal Lobe Syndromes

Anxiety States (DSM-III Term: Anxiety Disorders)

Minor Depression (DSM-III Term: Dysthymic Disorder)

Obsessional Conditions

Hysteria (DSM-III Term: Somatoform Disorders)

Sociopathy (DSM-III Term: Antisocial Personality Disorder)

Alcoholism

Clinical Evaluations

References


Details

No. of pages:
528
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1981
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483182452

About the Author

Michael Alan Taylor

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