Psychiatric Diagnosis. A Review of Research by George Frank

By George Frank

Psychiatric analysis: A assessment of study specializes in the heuristic price of psychiatric diagnoses.
This publication describes the aim of a analysis that allows clinicians to make sure judgments concerning the lifetime of the person being clinically determined. creating a prognosis could be just like a shorthand approach of claiming sure issues concerning the sufferer reminiscent of the place he has been, the place he's, and the place he might be heading psychologically. this article determines what info is equipped through a diagnostic assertion within the subject of psychopathology.
Other themes mentioned contain the diagnostic precept, psychotic and depressive reactions, schizophrenia, and neuroses.
This booklet is helpful to psychiatrists and clinical practitioners studying at the analysis of psychiatric problems and psychological or behavioral styles that reason misery or incapacity.

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Of the rotated factors, we see: 5. A factor of dependence-independence. 6. Difficulty delaying the expression of impulses. 7. Degree to which a person assumes responsibility actions and the events that happen to him. for his Lorr and Rubinstein (1955): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Tension (vs. relaxation). Paranoid sensitivity. A sense of personal inadequacy. Dependence-independence. Responsibility. Emotional lability. Gastro-intestinal reactions. Cardio-respiratory reactions. Sexual conflicts.

3. Neurasthenia (hypochondriasis, dyspepsia, low energy, somatic anxiety). 4. A bi-polar factor with characteristics of a schizoid personality at one end and a cyclical personality at the other. One could, of course, " a r g u e " with the labels Eysenck may give to his factors. F o r example, that which he calls "hysteric" (involving somatic complaints, sexual anomalies, neurasthenic, lacking group membership, and unskilled) might not find popular agreement amongst clinicians. A n d his factor of neuroticism (characterized by: "badly organized personality", dependence, symptoms of pathology evident even before the necessity for hospitalization, narrow life interests, low energy, dyspepsia, schizoid personality, poor muscle tonus, no group membership, cycloid or schizoid personality type, a history of un- 50 PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSIS: A REVIEW employment, unsatisfactory home life, abnormalities in parents, and having been discharged from service because of their psychological difficulties) might better have been termed a factor of psychopathology, per se.

Probably, to some extent, with patients similar to that used by Lorr et al. is that found in the study by Eysenck (1944). Having studied veterans who were labeled as with "reactive types of mental illness", generally carrying a diagnosis of some form of neurosis, but who were hospitalized for treatment, Eysenck found the following four factors: 1. A general factor of neuroticism. 2. A bi-polar factor characterized, at one end, by psychasthenia (symptoms of obsessive-compulsiveness, depression, irritability) vs.

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