Fish's Clinical Psychopathology: Signs and Symptoms in Psychiatry

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RCPsych Publications, 2007 - Medical - 138 pages
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Fish's Clinical Psychopathology has shaped the psychiatric training and clinical practice of several generations of psychiatrists, but has been out of print for many years. The third edition of this modern classic presents the clinical descriptions and psychopathological insights of Fish to a new generation of students and practitioners. This is an essential text for students of medicine, trainees in psychiatry and practising psychiatrists. It will also be of interest to psychiatric nurses, mental health social workers, clinical psychologists and all readers who value concise descriptions of the symptoms of mental illness and astute accounts of the many and varied manifestations of disordered psychological function. * Completely revised edition of classic text. * New sections on personality disorder, cognitive distortion, defence mechanisms, memory and unusual psychiatric syndromes. * Updated references to contemporary literature.

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The masterwork of Clinical Psychopathology, seldom taught in medical schools or even psychiatric colleges, it remains a tour de force. The brevity of the work and its incisive elaboration of signs and symptoms but above all its superb explanation as to how psychotic symptoms evolve and how they are preceded by less specific psychiatric symptoms of anxiety and personality change make it essential for the brief cases of all clinicians in psychology and psychiatry.  

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good good explanation.. all about sign and simptoms in clinical psychiatry in simple thing.. :)


Disorders of perception
Disorders of thought and speech
Disorders of memory
Disorders of the experience of self
Personality disorders
Psychiatric syndromes

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