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9780805825787

Psychodiagnosis in Schizophrenia

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  • ISBN13:

    9780805825787

  • ISBN10:

    0805825789

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-10-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Psychodiagnosis in Schizophreniais a reprint of a classic volume in assessment psychology that first appeared in 1966. The book concerns the use of psychodiagnostic techniques in the differential diagnosis of schizophrenia. The author first presents a conceptual analysis of schizophrenic disturbance in terms of impaired ego functioning and extrapolates from schizophrenic ego impairments to psychodiagnostic indices that have been demonstrated to assess them. In particular, Weiner refers to the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, the Rorschach Inkblot Method, and the Draw-A-Person test. Clinical and research data delineating the nature of psychological deficits in schizophrenia are reviewed, and practical guidelines for the clinical assessment of these deficits are presented. The author next considers several differential diagnostic possibilities frequently considered in the evaluation of schizophrenic persons, with separate chapters devoted to the many forms of schizophrenia, such as: acute, chronic, paranoid, nonparanoid, incipient, remitting, borderline and pseudoneurotic. There are also chapters that focus on schizoaffective disorder and adolescent schizophrenia. The conceptual and empirical contributions to these distinctions are reviewed; accordingly, the differentiating characteristics of these subcategories are related to parameters of psychodiagnostic test performance. In additon, the process of differential psychodiagnosis in schizophrenia is illustrated by detailed case studies. In an extended new preface, the author comments on current perspectives and contemporary literature related to the individual chapters of the text.

Table of Contents

Preface vii(6)
Preface to the Republished Edition xiii
PART I. INTRODUCTION 3(24)
1. Basic approaches to schizophrenia: history and current issues
3(12)
2. The ego-disturbance model of schizophrenia
15(4)
3. Psychodiagnostic techniques in schizophrenia: a brief history
19(8)
PART II. PSYCHODIAGNOSIS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA: ASSESSMENT OF DISTURBANCES IN EGO FUNCTIONING 27(208)
4. Thought processes: I. Cognitive focusing
27(33)
5. Thought processes: II. Reasoning
60(25)
6. Thought processes: III. Concept formation
85(18)
7. Relation to reality: I. Reality testing
103(22)
8. Relation to reality: II. Reality sense
125(24)
9. Object relations
149(19)
10. Defensive operations
168(25)
11. Autonomous functions
193(26)
12. Synthetic functions
219(16)
PART III. DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS IN SCHIZOPHRENIA 235(252)
13. Acute and chronic schizophrenia
235(67)
14. Paranoid and nonparanoid schizophrenia
302(57)
15. Incipient and remitting schizophrenia
359(39)
16. Borderline and pseudoneurotic schizophrenia
398(33)
17. Schizo-affective disorder
431(23)
18. Schizophrenia in adolescence
454(33)
PART IV. CONCLUSION 487(24)
19. Scientific and professional issues in psychodiagnosis
487(24)
References 511(34)
Author Index 545(10)
Subject Index 555

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