The Neuropsychiatric Mental Status Examination

The Neuropsychiatric Mental Status Examination

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Author: Michael Alan Taylor
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483182452

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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


    Part I

    Basic Concepts

    Interview Considerations

    General Appearance, Motor Behavior and Catatonia


    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


    Part II



    Major Affective Disorder


    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)


    Clinical Evaluations


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  • No. of pages: 528
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483182452

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Michael Alan Taylor

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