Descriptive Psychopathology

Descriptive Psychopathology

The Signs and Symptoms of Behavioral Disorders

Book - 2009
Rate this:
In order to accurately describe and diagnose psychiatric illness, practitioners require in-depth knowledge of the signs and symptoms of behavioral disorders. Descriptive Psychopathologyprovides a broad review of the psychopathology of psychiatric illness, beyond the limitations of the DSM and ICD criteria. Beginning with a discussion of the background to psychiatric classification, the authors explore the problems and limitations of current diagnostic systems. The following chapters then present the principles of psychiatric examination and diagnosis, described with accompanying patient vignettes and summary tables, and related to different diagnostic concerns. A thought-provoking conclusion proposes a restructuring of psychiatric classification based on the psychopathology literature and its validating data. Written for psychiatry and neurology residents, as well as clinical psychologists, it is invaluable to anyone who accepts the responsibility for the care of patients with behavioral syndromes.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9780521713917
Characteristics: xii, 483 p. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Vaidya, Nutan Atre


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings

No similar edition of this title was found at CPL.

Try searching for Descriptive Psychopathology to see if CPL owns related versions of the work.

Suggest for Purchase

To Top