A Concise Encyclopaedia of Psychiatry by Denis Leigh MD BSc FRCP, C. M. B. Pare MD FRCP DPM (auth.),

By Denis Leigh MD BSc FRCP, C. M. B. Pare MD FRCP DPM (auth.), Denis Leigh MD BSc FRCP, C. M. B. Pare MD FRCP DPM, John Marks MA MD MRCP FRCPath (eds.)

Psychiatry is a self-discipline that crosses many frontiers, regarding a be aware of­ ledge of the anatomy, body structure and biochemistry of the anxious procedure, of normal medication, of sociology, of psychology, of the legislations and of all these matters which include the behavioural sciences. additionally, within the box of psychiatry the explosion of information has ended in a rise in specific­ ization in sub-disciplines. To all these attracted to psychiatry this range reasons genuine difficulties. they could need to seek advice a large choice of assets prior to discovering the reply to what should be in truth a comparatively basic query. This encyclopaedia goals at supplying trouble-free solutions to the numerous questions that can come up. The editors desire to tension that this isn't meant to be a sophisticated treatise at the trivia of the topic. there'll be entries with the contents of which a few specialists may perhaps disagree; others which could appear to err at the facet of simplicity or of puppy­ matism. For no matter what imperfections there's, the editors take complete accountability. They wish that no significant subject matters were passed over and that the insurance is adequately accomplished as to supply the reader, even if he be without delay concerned about psychiatry or no longer, with an invaluable and functional consultant to the subject.

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Danielmterpretmg Nebucnadnezzars dream Analytic psychotherapy Although subsuming a number of different analytic approaches to the mind, the term should be reserved for the particular theories and approaches of the lungian school. Carl lung, after his brilliant studies of schizophrenia and of word association, began to study his own mental processes, whilst at the same time treating patients in his private practice. Freud was doing much the same in Vienna, and the two men became interested in each other's work, so much so that Freud regarded lung as the leader designate of the psychoanalytical movement.

Unfortunately the adverse effects of the drugs are immediate and obvious, and unprepared patients may be discouraged to the point of discontinuing treatment. The usual dose pattern is thrice daily, although some psychiatrists use a reduced dosage for the initial two or three days to minimize early adverse effects. If insomnia is a prominent symptom, then a nocturnal dose of a sedative tricyclic compound (see tricyclics) can be a particularly helpful manoeuvre. Anti-depressant drugs are frequently combined with ECT in severe or refractory depression.

Anorexia nervosa is a serious condition with a mortality rate up to 4%. Anosognosia The loss of the ability to recognize disturbed functioning in parts of the body. Thus a hemiplegic individual may not accept that there is anything wrong with the paralysed arm and leg. Lesions of the parietellobe, or parieto-temporal areas are commonly present in such cases. Anterograde amnesia (Synonym: Post-traumatic amnesia) The severity of head injury is assessed clinically by determining the extent of the antero-grade amnesia.

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