Questions concerning the nature of insight in patients with mental illness have long interested clinicians. To what extent can patients understand their disorder? Can insight predict problems? Is impaired insight determined by the illness alone? This book examines the problems and presents a new model for understanding insight.Table of Contents PrefacePart I. Historical and Clinical: 1. Historical overview2. The psychological perspective: gestalt, cognitive and psychoanalytic3. Insight in clinical psychiatry: empirical studies4. Insight in organic brain syndromes Section 1: Insight into neurological states5. Insight in organic brain syndromes Section 2: Insight into dementiaPart II. Conceptual: 6. The conceptualisation of insight7. The relational aspects of insight: the 'object' of insight assessment8. Towards a structure of insight Section 1: Awareness and insight: an essential distinction?9. Towards a structure of insightSection 2: The relationship between awareness and insightIndex.
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Titolo: Insight in Psychiatry
Editore: Cambridge University Press
Edizione: I 2005
Finitura: Copertina rigida
Misure: 17x24 cm
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