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Organic Psychiatry : The Psychological Consequences Ofcerebral Disorder Hardcover


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  • Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0865428425
  • ISBN-13: 978-0865428423
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 9 x 2.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,223,607 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By George Dawson on December 3, 2000
Format: Paperback
Organic Psychiatry (Third Edition) is a book written by a psychiatrist that is most useful for psychiatrists in medical settings. It provides the unique perspectives of its author William Alwyn Lishman who began writing the First Edition in 1977. The author explains why he began writing the text in his "Preface to the First Edition". Through clinical practice and teaching he observed the large "borderland" zone between neurology and psychiatry. His initial goal was to look at the psychiatric consequences of a cerebral disorder from either structural or systemic disease. His intent was to avoid the speculative mechanisms of biological psychiatry and restrictive definitions of neuropsychiatry. He is aware of the fact that the term "organic" has lost favor as markers of brain dysfunction become more sensitive. On the other hand he considers it a practical definition to designate disorders where there is a high probability that the appropriate evaluation will yield "cerebral or systemic pathology responsible for, or contributing significantly to, the mental condition."
The book is laid out in two sections. The first section entitled "Principles" consists of four chapters dedicated to the assessment and differential diagnosis of psychiatric disorders associated with brain dysfunction. Cognitive and psychiatric symptoms are presented from the standpoint of phenomenology and cerebral localization. In the assessment chapter the medical evaluation is discussed and there is a summary of psychometric tests and their relative applications. The differential diagnosis section explores a number of useful dimensions to assist in the consideration of determining whether a non-psychiatric illness is causing the symptoms.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Morgan on August 23, 2000
Format: Paperback
Lishman's mega-work is an absolute necessity for any psychiatrist, psychologist, behavioral neurologist, and neuropsychologist. He covers literally every medical condition that has CNS effects - from the mundane to the obscure - as well as standard functional disorders. This is a major resource for the student, teacher, researcher, or practicing clinician in the neurosciences. If you are studying for the Boards, preparing course lectures, or just for your own clinical 'edification', this is the best reference of its type. Lishman is authoritative & complete, with outstanding and up-to-date references on all topics, clinical presentations of syndromes, laboratory studies, large N studies, and case studies, as well. He has really done his homework in a very thorough and professional way. This is a highly recommended must have!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ben@priory.com on March 29, 1998
Format: Paperback
Long-awaited third edition suffers from word processor-itis. Colour photos less than impressive and clear need to move into a new publishing field to meet with fast changing subject.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name and That A on December 11, 2009
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I couldn't find a single topic that this book dealth with better than good-old, less-than-perfect Kaplan and Sadock. I can't think of a book that less deserves to be a classic. I'd like to hear from anyone who recons they know an area this book deals with better than K&S.
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