Distinguishing Psychological from Organic Disorders: Screening for Psychological Masquerade

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Psychological symptoms are not always best explained psychologically!This volume is designed to help clinicians assess medical conditions which are "masquerading” as psychological ones.The author provides essential clues to our understanding of organic disease and shows us how to look for these clues during the clinical interview process.Common clinical pitfalls, simple assessment tests, and over 100 case studies are included.An annotated bibliography to this practical guide make this an essential resource for mental health practitioners.

New to this edition:obsessive / compulsive disorders; the "love delusion"; postictal psychosis; an update on AIDS dementia complex; addition of atypical neuroleptics; SSRI's and newer general medications; an alternative medicine section; multiple sclerosis; ADHD; Lyme's disease; and an updated bibliography and references.

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Robert Taylor is Medical Director, Austin-Travis County Mental Health Mental Retardation Centre and Charter Behavioural System of Austin.

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Robert L. Taylor, MD, is a consulting psychiatrist and former associate clinical professor of family medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to private practice, he has held academic, administrative, and clinical positions including Training Specialist, National Institutes of Mental Health; Program Chief, Marin County Community Mental Health Services; Consulting Psychiatrist, states of California and Texas; Director, Student Health Services, California State University, Northridge; and Medical Director, Austin-Travis County Mental Health Mental Retardation Center. Among his other books are Mind or Body (1982) and Health Fact, Health Fiction (1990).

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