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The classification of mental disorders is based upon the description of behavioral symptoms and varies over the years with changes in psychologic theory. In the following pages we have sought, where practical, to indicate not only the latest official psychiatric nomenclature but also some of the...
This chapter presents standard nomenclature for diseases of the psychobiologic unit as prepared by the Committee on Nomenclature and Statistics of the American Psychiatric Association. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
In this section we will discuss both acute and chronic brain disorders. We would here stress the similarities among the "toxic" and "organic" psychoses and point out that although some rather characteristic differences can occur with a specific agent or anatomic predilection of lesion, yet...
This chapter looks at disorders of psychogenic origin. Four types are discussed including a. psychotic disorders, b. psychoneurotic disorders, c. psychophysiologic autonomic and visceral disorders, and d. personality disorders. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
This chapter defines and describes various aspects of mental deficiency. Steps in treating mental deficiency are listed. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
Interest in child psychiatry has developed rapidly over the past quarter of a century. The general principles underlying etiology, diagnosis, and therapy of adult psychiatric disorders apply also in child psychiatry. The new specialty of child psychiatry is really a multidisciplined one. While...
As the multidimensional nature of many illnesses has become clearer, the focus of medical concern has begun to move from treating "the" illness to treating interacting dysfunctions of related systems either within the patient (biological or physiological) or which impinge upon the patient from...
Of the many qualities of different psychotherapeutic relationships, we will present only those common aspects which seem to lend themselves to brief verbal description. Topics discussed in this chapter the task, the place, the time, the doctor, the therapeutic process, the content, the...
Since ancient times many leaders of men, particularly state or religious leaders, have recognized the power of a unified group in producing certain psychological changes within individual members of the group. Wherever individuals form such a stable group for the purpose of relieving symptoms or...
The production of convulsive seizures by pharmacologic means was introduced by von Meduna as a treatment for schizophrenia. Later Cerletti and Bini (1937) introduced the simpler method of electroconvulsive therapy (EST, ECT). The manner in which treatments of this type produce remission from...
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