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Method in madness: case studies in cognitive neuropsychiatry

Halligan, Peter and Marshall, John C., eds. 1996. Method in madness: case studies in cognitive neuropsychiatry. Hove: Psychology Press.

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Abstract

In clinical neuropsychiatry, case studies provide invaluable demonstrations of the range and types of unusual psychological states that can occur after brain damage. In the pursuit of objectivity and scientific respectability, however, many academic reports of neuropsychiatric disorders appear cold, contrived and impersonal. The essence and character of the patient's experience and behaviour is easily obscured or even lost - a fact that cannot help researchers, therapists and other practitioners to relate their conceptual knowledge to the flesh-and-blood people they meet in their professional lives. In practice, much of the actual discourse of such patients has been ignored as unworthy of scientific interest. This book describes real patients in a clear and jargon-free way. These cases should serve to reduce the discrepancy between the formal representations of psychiatric illness in the mainstream literature and the reality of people struggling to make sense of their own predicament in everyday life.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780863774423
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 14:33
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/35292

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