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Description - The Dictionary of Psychopathology by Henry Kellerman

Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, theoreticians, practitioners, and other allied professionals who together represent the entire arc of the mental health field must be versed in psychopathology, the study of mental and emotional phenomena, abnormal psychology, and specific symptoms and behaviors. Building a reference that speaks to all of these professions and subjects, Henry Kellerman assembles the first dictionary to focus exclusively on psychopathology, featuring more than two thousand entries (over fifteen hundred primary and more than five hundred subentries) on specific symptoms and disorders, general syndromes, facets of personality structure, and diagnosis. He also includes a sampling of benchmark contributions by theoreticians and researchers that cover the history of psychopathology. These contributions reflect those of a psychodynamic nature as well as cognitive and behavioral approaches, and represent the relatively new field of neuropsychoanalysis as well. This branch of neuroscience is concerned with the relation between the brain and the mind, specifically with reference to brain architecture and function. Monitored by a distinguished editorial board, the Dictionary of Psychopathology mostly adheres to the latest DSM nomenclature while also retaining useful residual diagnoses of previous DSM formulations, as well as diagnostic formulations outside of traditional nosologies. The aim of the Dictionary is to broadly contribute to the synthesis of psychopathology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231146517
ISBN-10: 0231146515
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 127mm x 14mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Henry Kellerman

Henry Kellerman has held faculty and clinical positions at several universities and hospitals spanning a fifty year career as clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. Among his more than twenty books and scores of papers in clinical and scientific journals are included his volume, The Psychoanalysis of Symptoms, and the two-volume coauthored treatise, Psychopathology and Differential Diagnosis. Dr. Kellerman is in private practice in New York City. He is the former editor of the Columbia University Press series, Personality, Psychopathology, and Psychotherapy: Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives.

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