Distinguishing Psychological from Organic Disorders Screening for Psychological Masquerade

ISBN-10: 082611329X

ISBN-13: 9780826113290

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Robert L. Taylor

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This practical guide to the clinical recognition of psychological masquerades that result from a variety of organic mental disorders interweaves illustrative case histories, drawn primarily from published accounts, with general principles. Rather than exhaustively detailing every disease known to cause psychiatric symptoms, it provides a general approach that reduces the likelihood of mistaking organic disorders for psychological problems. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Book details

List price: $40.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 263
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
Appearances Can Be Deceiving
The Story of Two Languages
Psychological Masqueraders: How Common Are They?
How Not To Detect Psychological Masquerade
We See What We Look For
Brief Preview
Design of the Nervous System
The Brain and Its Housing
Message Transmission
Brain Specialization
The Supporting Cast
Clinical Traps
Mistaking Symptoms for Their Cause
Being Seduced by the Story
Equating Psychosis With Schizophrenia or Affective Psychosis
Relying (Unnecessarily) on Limited Information
A First Step: Recognition of Brain Syndrome
Cognitive Deficits
Brain Syndrome in Context
The Question of Reversibility
More Clues to Psychological Masquerade
Alerting Clues
Presumptive Clues
Special Clinical Testing
Looking for Psychological Masquerade in the Clinical Setting
Hypothetical Cases
Four Masqueraders
Brain Tumors
Endocrine Disorders
Drug-Induced Organic Mental Disorders
Psychiatric Medications
General Medications
Street Drugs
Drug Withdrawal
Somatization: The Other Side of Things
Simple Somatization
Somatization Disorder (Briquet's Syndrome or Hysteria)
Conversion Disorder
The Old and the Young
Aging and Organic Mental Disorders
Irreversible Dementias
Reversible Dementias
Children and Organic Mental Disorders
Putting It to the Test: A Summary and 15 Test Cases
Annotated Bibliography
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