ERIC Number: ED447388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Points of View: Stories of Psychopathology.
Mitchell, James E.
This book is designed to provide students, at differing levels of experience and training, with examples that illustrate the problems individuals have with various psychopathologies. Stories are included to illustrate the key elements of psychopathology for these disorders, and are written from the point of view of both the individual who has the disorder and someone else in their environment. This approach illustrates how people with these disorders think and feel, as well as how those around them are responding. A total of 24 disorders are illustrated. The chapters in each section are devoted to one disorder and contain six subsections: (1) an introduction; (2) the diagnostic criteria; (3) the stories; (4) a discussion of stories; (5) questions; and (6) further readings on the diagnosis. Part One contains information on delirium, dementia, amnestic, and other cognitive disorders. Part Two discusses substance-related disorders. Part Three focuses on schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Part Four pertains to mood disorders. Part Five includes anxiety disorders. Part Six discusses somataform disorders. Part Seven concerns factitious disorders. Part Eight addresses dissociative disorders. Part Nine explores eating disorders. Part Ten includes impulse-control disorders. Part Eleven covers personality disorders. (Contains 330 references.) (JMD)
Descriptors: Adults, Anxiety, Counseling Psychology, Counselor Training, Emotional Disturbances, Higher Education, Personal Narratives, Psychopathology, Self Control, Substance Abuse
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Practitioners; Students
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