Sims’ Symptoms in the Mind: Textbook of Descriptive Psychopathology 6th Edition
Sims’ Symptoms in the Mind: Textbook of Descriptive Psychopathology Sixth Edition:
Since its first edition in 1988, this book has become the leading introductory textbook on clinical psychopathology. Now fully revised and updated, it is an invaluable reference for psychiatrists of all levels as well as clinical psychologists, allied mental health professionals and researchers in this field.
Comprehensive and accessible overview of clinical psychopathology.
Defines, clarifies and describes the main symptoms and syndromes of mental illness encountered in clinical practice.
Illustrates key principles of psychopathology with examples drawn from a wide range of sources.
Fully updated throughout.
Includes key point summaries.
Complementary access to the e-book through ExpertConsult.
Additional online electronic resources include:
Patient interview scenarios exploring key themes (videos with transcripts).
Author podcasts (audio) to expand and clarify core topics.
Interactive question and answer sections for each chapter, to test your understanding and aid revision of essential areas.
Now in 4 colour.
New, bigger, more user-friendly format.
Three new podcasts (consciousness, embodiment, shame and guilt).
∗ eText ISBN: 0702074020, 978-0702074028, 9780702074028
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Sims’ Symptoms in the Mind: Textbook of Descriptive Psychopathology 6th Edition:
Section I Concepts and Method
Chapter 1 Fundamental Concepts of Descriptive Psychopathology
What Is Psychopathology?
Phenomenology and Psychopathology
Chapter 2 Eliciting the Symptoms of Mental Illness
Diagnosis and Labelling
The Psychiatric History
Premorbid, Previous or Usual Personality
Differentiation of Personality Disorder
Section II Consciousness and Cognition
Chapter 3 Consciousness and Disturbed Consciousness
Disorders of Consciousness
Chapter 4 Attention, Concentration, Orientation and Sleep
Attention, Awareness and Concentration
Chapter 5 Disturbance of Memory
Mechanisms of Memory
Organic Impairment of Memory
Disturbances of Memory
Affective Disorder of Memory
Section III Awareness of Reality: Time, Perception and Judgement
Chapter 6 Disorder of Time
Disorder of Objective Time
Disorder of Subjective (Personal) Time
Biological Rhythms and Their Relation to Psychiatry
Chapter 7 Pathology of Perception
Sensation and Perception
Other Abnormalities of Perception
Chapter 8 Delusions and Other Erroneous Ideas
Ideas, Beliefs and Delusions
Primary and Secondary Delusions
Types of Primary Delusion
The Origins of Delusion
Content of Delusions
The Reality of Delusions
Chapter 9 Disorder of the Thinking Process
Types of Thinking
The Processes of Disordered Thinking
Disturbance of Judgement
Disorder of Control of Thinking
Chapter 10 Disorder of Speech and Language
Organic Disorders of Language
Schizophrenic Language Disorder
Chapter 11 Insight
Insight in Clinical Practice
Overview of the Concept
Insight and Cognitive Impairment
Section IV Self and Body
Chapter 12 The Disordered Self
Ego and Self
Embodiment and the Self
Self-Concept and Body Image
Self-Image and Nonverbal Communication
Awareness of the Body
Disorders of Self
Chapter 13 Depersonalization
Definitions and Descriptions
Organic and Psychological Theories
Depersonalization: Further Considerations
Chapter 14 Disorder of the Awareness of the Body
The Body in Psychopathology
Disorders of Beliefs About the Body (Bodily Complaint Without Organic Cause)
Disorders of Bodily Function – Conversion and Dissociation
Disorders of the Physical Characteristics and Emotional Value of the Body (Dislike of the Body)
Disorders of the Sensory Awareness of the Body (Organic Changes in Body Image)
Culture-Bound Disorders of Body Image
Chapter 15 The Psychopathology of Pain
Organic or Psychogenic Pain?
Pain and Heightened Sensation
Diminished Pain Sensation and Pain Craving
Pain Without Organic Cause
Pain and Suffering
Section V Emotions and Action
Chapter 16 Affect and Emotional Disorders
Theories of Emotion
Communication of Mood
Classification of Pathology of Emotions
Pathologic Changes in Basic Emotions
Abnormality of Experience and Physiologic Activity
Abnormalities of Evaluation
Abnormality of Mood in Bipolar Disorder
Depression of Mood
Chapter 17 Anxiety, Panic, Irritability, Phobia and Obsession
Obsessions and Compulsions
Chapter 18 Disorders of Volition and Execution
Urge, Drive and Will and Their Disturbance
Abnormalities of Need, Instinct, Motivation and Will
Impulsive and Aggressive Acts
Disturbance of Movement and Behaviour
Section VI Variations of Human Nature
Chapter 19 The Expression of Disordered Personality
Paranoid Personality Disorder
Schizoid Personality Disorder
Dissocial Personality Disorder
Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder
Histrionic Personality Disorder
Anankastic Personality Disorder
Anxious (Avoidant) Personality Disorder
Dependent Personality Disorder
Persistent Mood Disorders
Other Personality Disorders
Section VII Diagnosis
Chapter 20 Psychopathology and Diagnosis
Concepts of Health and Psychopathology
Use of Symptoms to Form Diagnostic Categories
Self-Assessment 1: Answers
Self-Assessment 2: Answers