Author Taylor, Robert L
Title Psychological Masquerade : Distinguishing Psychological from Organic Disorders
Imprint New York : Springer Publishing Company, 2007
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- CHAPTER 1 Appearances Can Be Deceiving -- A Story of Two Languages -- Psychological Masqueraders: How Common Are They? -- How Not to Detect Psychological Masquerade -- We See What We Look For -- Brief Preview -- CHAPTER 2 Design of the Nervous System -- The Brain and Its Housing -- Message Transmission -- Brain Specialization -- Frontal Lobes -- Temporal Lobes -- Associative Cortical Areas -- Limbic System -- Autonomic Nervous System -- Basal Ganglia -- The Supporting Cast -- Heart, Lungs, and Blood -- Gastrointestinal Tract -- Kidneys and Liver -- Hormones and the Endocrine System -- CHAPTER 3 Clinical Traps -- Mistaking Symptoms for Their Causes -- Paranoia -- Depression -- Mania -- Anxiety -- Obsession and Compulsion -- Violent Behavior -- Being Seduced by the Story -- Equating Psychosis With Schizophrenia or Affective Psychosis -- Relying (Unnecessarily) on Limited Information -- CHAPTER 4 Brain Syndrome -- Cognitive Deficits -- Recent Memory Impairment -- Disorientation -- Diminished Reasoning -- Sensory Indiscrimination -- Brain Syndrome in Context -- Rapid-Onset Brain Syndrome -- Slow-Onset Brain Syndrome -- The Amnesic Syndrome -- CHAPTER 5 More Clues to Psychological Masquerade -- Alerting Clues -- No History of Similar Symptoms -- No Readily Identifiable Cause -- Age 55 or Older -- Coexistence of Chronic Disease -- Drug or Alcohol Use (Including Medications) -- Presumptive Clues -- Head Injury -- Change in Headache Pattern -- Visual Disturbances -- Speech Deficits -- Abnormal Body Movements -- Sustained Deviations in Vital Signs -- Changes in Consciousness -- Special Clinical Tests -- Write-a-Sentence Test -- Draw-a-Clock Test -- Copy-a-Three-Dimensional-Figure Test -- CHAPTER 6 Looking for Psychological Masquerade in the Clinic Setting -- Hypothetical Cases -- Self-Test: Case Histories 1-7
CHAPTER 7 Four Masqueraders -- Brain Tumors -- Frontal Lobe Tumors -- Limbic and Temporal Lobe Tumors -- Seizures -- Endocrine Disorders -- Hypothyroidism -- Hyperthyroidism (Thyrotoxicosis or Graves' Disease) -- Hypoglycemia -- Brain Infections -- CHAPTER 8 Drug-Induced Organic Mental Disorders -- Street Drugs and Alcohol -- Uppers -- Hallucinogens -- Downers -- Withdrawal -- Psychiatric Medications -- Neuroleptics -- Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers -- Minor Tranquilizers (Anxiolytics and Hypnotics) -- General Medications -- Antihypertensives and Cardiac Medications -- Anti-Inflammatory Drugs -- Miscellaneous Medications -- Alternative Medications -- CHAPTER 9 Somatization: The Other Side of Things -- Simple Somatization -- Somatization Disorder (Briquet's Syndrome or Hysteria) -- Conversion Disorder -- Factitious Disorder -- CHAPTER 10 The Elderly -- Commonplace Problems -- Thyroid Disease -- Sleep Apnea -- Falls and Subdural Hematomas -- True Dementias -- Alzheimer's -- Vascular (Multi-Infarct) -- Lewy Body -- Frontotemporal (Pick's Disease) -- Reversible Dementias -- Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus -- Vitamin B[sub(12)] Deficiency (Pernicious Anemia) -- Hyponatremia -- Pseudodementia -- CHAPTER 11 The Young -- Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Autism and Asperger's) -- Sensory Deficits and Sensory Integration Dysfunction -- Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder -- Childhood Seizures -- Movement Disorders -- Eating Disorders -- Narcolepsy -- Other Considerations -- CHAPTER 12 Putting It to the Test: A Summary and 15 Test Cases -- Putting It to the Test -- Annotated Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
A clinical guide for practitioners who are likely to come into contact with psychological masquerade among their clients. It includes chapters on violent behavior, amnesia and dementia, sex obsession, and Munchausen-by-Proxy. It also contains case studies that help clarify diagnostic criteria
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Taylor, Robert L. Psychological Masquerade : Distinguishing Psychological from Organic Disorders New York : Springer Publishing Company,c2007 9780826102478
Subject Mental illness -- Physiological aspects.;Psychological manifestations of general diseases.;Diagnosis, Differential.;Neuropsychiatry
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