The Writer's Guide to Psychology: How to Write Accurately about Psychological Disorders, Clinical Treatment and Human Behavior

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Linden Publishing, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 234 pages
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An accurate and accessible survey of modern psychological theory and practice, this reference offers professional writers practical advice for incorporating psychological elements into their work. With easy-to-understand explanations and definitions, this book is an invaluable resource for any writer wishing to add realistic details to scenes that depict psychologists, mental illnesses and disorders, and psychotherapeutic treatments. Designed around the needs of professional fiction and nonfiction writers, this is an easy-to-use resource that includes historical and modern psychological treatments and terms and refutes popularly held misconceptions.
 

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User Review  - Steelwhisper - LibraryThing

This was an okay read for me, somewhere between 2* and 2.5*. A warning first, this is a very US-centric book. Quite a few of the statements do not fit countries with national health insurance systems ... Read full review

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Sometimes it seems everywhere you turn, the entertainment and book industry throws mentally disturbed characters at us. Dennis Lahane’s “Shutter Island,” both the book and the movie, are good examples ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
Introduction
1Common Myths and Mistakes
2Why People Do What They Do
3The Therapists Profession
4Behind Closed Doors
5Disorders and Diagnosis
6The Disorders Part I
10Psychopaths and Villains
11Physical and Biological Interventions
12Emergencies in Psychotherapy
Conclusion
Glossary
Note About the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM
Bibliography
Index

7The Disorders Part II
8The Disorders Part III
9The Disorders Part IV
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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