Models of the Mind: A Framework for Biopsychosocial Psychiatry

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Psychology Press, 2001 - Medical - 327 pages
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Making sense of such bewildering problems as hallucinations, paranoia, depression, and anxiety seems an incredible challenge, but modern psychiatry is able to bring understanding and change to many of those whose lives are impaired by psychiatric problems. This is not accomplished through the application of one dominant psychological theory, but through the integration of perspectives of many such theories in this diverse field into a befitting approach-the biopsychosocial model.
Application of the biopsychosocial model will allow for understanding the patient in biological, psychological, and social terms simultaneously, and provide a holistic picture with multiple strategies for treatment.
In this book, the author takes a step back from the assessment to demonstrate to the student methods of the information gathered from the patient into a clinically useful whole, essentially showing exactly how and why the psychiatrist arrives at an intervention.
 

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Contents

Introduction to biological models
23
Neurobiology
29
Psychotic disorders
37
Mood disorders
55
Anxiety disorders
73
Cognitive disorders
89
Substance use disorders
97
Personality disorders
109
Other dynamic psychologies
199
The learning psychologies part
205
Cognitive psychotherapy
211
Operant conditioning
217
Introduction to social models
225
The individual in society
231
Group psychology
243
Ethical and legal considerations
257

Other Psychiatric Disorders
121
Introduction to psychological models
139
Sigmund Freud
145
The ego
161
Object relations theory
175
The self
183
Psychodynamic psychotherapy and other
191
The process of diagnosis
265
References
283
Glossary
297
Index
305
About the author
327
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