Psychological Masquerade

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Psychological Masquerade

SKU# 9780826102478

Distinguishing Psychological from Organic Disorders, Third Edition

Author: Robert L. Taylor MD

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Description 

When faced with a patient whose psychological symptoms may stem from an organic, or medical, condition rather than psychology, how does the practitioner determine exactly which is the true case? To facilitate this process and give psychologists, social workers, and nurses a useable guide to assessment, Robert Taylor created Psychological Masquerade and has updated it to be the most complete handbook you will ever need in the field.

New chapters on violent behavior, amnesia and dementia, sex obsession, and Munchausen-by-Proxy fill out the guide and numerous case studies help clarify diagnostic criteria and provide a welcome hands-on approach to caring for clients in this delicate balance. As a further enhancement of the text as assessment tool, self-tests for hypothetical cases are included as are specific clinical tests that aid in clue gathering.

This is the perfect clinical guide for any practitioner who is likely to come into contact with psychological masquerade among their clients and will be a welcome addition to the practitioner's toolbox.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 27, 2007
  • Page Count 304
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826102478
  • EISBN 9780826101112

Table of Contents 

    Preface
  1. Appearances Can Be Deceiving
  2. Design of the Nervous System
  3. < li>Clinical Traps
  4. Brain Syndrome
  5. More Clues to Psychological Masquerade
  6. Looking for Psychological Masquerade in the Clinic Setting
  7. Four Masqueraders
  8. Drug-Induced Organic Mental Disorders
  9. Somatization: The Other Side of Things
  10. The Elderly
  11. The Young
  12. Putting It to the Test: A Summary and 15 Test Cases

  13. Annotated Bibliography
    Index