9780521114066

Acute and Transient Psychoses

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521114066

  • ISBN10:

    0521114063

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-18
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Brief and acute psychotic disorders with a short duration and a generally good prognosis have long intrigued psychiatrists. Although they are included in internationally accepted diagnostic systems, understanding of these disorders remains minimal. This book is the first comprehensive overview of the clinical features, biology, course and long-term outcome of brief and acute psychoses. The authors review the world literature on the topic and they also present data from their own longitudinal study - the most complete investigation of this group of disorders so far conducted. The book concludes with considerations of the nosological status of brief and acute psychoses and their impact on our understanding of the continuum of psychotic and affective disorders.

Table of Contents

History and Concepts
Psychiatric sculptors and psychiatric sculptures: the unformed clay and Kraepelin's vision
Concepts and synonym
Studies and Findings
Studies on brief and acute psychoses
Frequency and sociobiographic characteristics of acute and transient psychotic disorders (ATPD) and brief psychoses (BP)
The clinical features of the acute episode
Treatment
The longitudinal course
The long-term outcome
Suicidal behaviour
Comorbidity and somatic findings
Issues of Nosology
Defining the brief, acute and transient psychotic disorders: the polymorphic psychotic core
What are brief, acute and transient psychotic disorders?
Brief polymorphic psychoses as a component of a psychotic continuum
Appendix
References
Index
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