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Handbook of Psychiatry : Volume 4, The Neuroses and Personality Disorders - Gerald F. M. Russell

Handbook of Psychiatry

Volume 4, The Neuroses and Personality Disorders

By: Gerald F. M. Russell (Editor), Lionel Hersov (Editor)

Paperback Published: 13th August 1984
ISBN: 9780521285377
Number Of Pages: 520

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This 1986 volume is the fourth in the five-volume Handbook of Psychiatry. It is a textbook on neuroses and personality disorders. These disorders are among the commonest forms of psychiatric illnesses, including those found in children and adolescents, and every practising doctor will need to advise and treat patients with symptoms which will elicit one or both of these diagnostic labels. The book was written primarily for practising psychiatrists, physicians and general practitioners, and clinical detail and practical treatment are described. Equal importance is attached to assessment and to treatment of patients with neurotic and behavioural disorders, and much attention is devoted to general aspects of treatment, including the role of the multidisciplinary therapeutic team and the value of an eclectic approach. It will continue to be of historical interest to specialists today.

List of contributors
Concepts, Assessments, and Treatments
Concepts and Classifications. Aetiology
Aetiological factors more relevant for adult disorders
Aetiological Factors of Special Relevance to childhood disorders
Methods of Interview and Assessment
The assessment of neurotic and personality disorders in adults
Clinical assessment of the emotionally disturbed child and his family
Clinical assessment of the mentally handicapped child and his family
Psychological testing
Principles of Treatment in the Neuroses and Personality Disorders
Methods of treatment
Treatment settings
The therapeutic team
Forensic aspects
Disorders Specific to Childhood
Disorders Specific to Childhood
The pre-school child
The school child
Neurotic States, Sexual Disorders, and Drug Dependence
Minor Affective Disorders
Depressive syndromes
Anxiety neurosis
Childhood signs of hysterical personality disorder and of hysterical conversion syndromes: hysterical conversion symptoms in childhood
The hysterical (histrionic) personality
The impact of parents with hysterical personalities on their children
Obsessional Disorders
Childhood origins of obsessional disorders, stereotyped behaviour, tics and Tourette's syndrome, and stuttering
Obsessional illness and personality
The impact of obsessional parents on their children
Patients Presenting with Bodily Complaints and Disturbances
Psychosomatic medicine and liaison psychiatry
Chronic pain: the role of the psychiatrist
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa
Premenstrual syndrome
Endocrine disorders
Skin disorders and dermatitis artefact
Sick role and illness behaviour in children
Sexual Disturbances and Deviation
Sexual problems
Transvestism, transsexualism, and exhibitionism
Incest (child referred to psychiatrist)
Alcoholism, Drug Dependance, Gambling
Childhood antecedents of alcoholism and drug dependence
The impact of alcoholic parents of their children
Personality Disorders
Sociopathic Personality
The childhood origins of delinquency and antisocial behaviour
Sociopathic (psychopathic) personality in the adult
The impact of sociopathic and inadequate parents on their children (including child abuse)
The 'Inadequate Personality'
The 'inadequate personality'
Child sexual molestation
Cross-references to other volumes in the series
Author index
Subject index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521285377
ISBN-10: 0521285372
Series: Handbook of Psychiatry : Book 4
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 520
Published: 13th August 1984
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.05  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.89