Sims' Symptoms in the Mind: Textbook of Descriptive Psychopathology
Sims' Symptoms in the Mind: Textbook of Descriptive Psychopathology,
Edition 5 With Expert Consult access
By Femi Oyebode, MBBS, MD, PhD, FRCPsych

Publication Date: 24 Sept 2014

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SIMS' SYMPTOMS IN THE MIND has, since its first publication in 1988, become established as the leading introductory textbook on clinical psychopathology, defining, clarifying and describing the main symptoms and syndromes of mental illness seen in clinical practice. Now fully revised and updated, it offers essential reading for psychiatric trainees and an invaluable reference for psychiatrists of all grades. It has also come to be widely appreciated by clinical psychologists, allied mental health professionals and researchers in this field.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive and accessible overview of clinical psychopathology not found anywhere else
  • Illustrates key principles of psychopathology with examples drawn from a wide source, including fiction, autobiography and clinical textbooks

New Features

  • Fully updated throughout, taking account of advances in the understanding of cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology, revised legislation, changing classificatory concepts and evolving cultural aspects of psychiatry
  • Improved presentation, including new chapter and key point summaries, will help those searching for quick information without losing the rich writing style for which the book is so well known and appreciated
  • Now comes with complementary access to the complete, downloadable eBook version, providing an enhanced learning experience and increased utility in practice. Additional, fully integrated electronic resources include:
    • Patient interview scenarios exploring key themes (videos with transcripts)
    • Author podcasts (audio) to expand and clarify core topics
    • Interactive question and answer sections for each chapter, to test your understanding and aid revision of essential areas
About the author
By Femi Oyebode, MBBS, MD, PhD, FRCPsych, Professor of Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Birmingham, National Centre for Mental Health, Birmingham, UK.
Table of Contents

Section One: Concepts and Method.

1. Fundamental Concepts of Descriptive Psychopathology 2. Eliciting the Symptoms of Mental Illness

Section Two: Consciousness and Cognition

3. Consciousness and Disturbed Consciousness 4. Attention, Concentration, Orientation and Sleep 5. Disturbance of Memory

Section Three: Awareness of Reality: Time, Perception and Judgement

6. Disorder of Time 7. Pathology of Perception 8. Delusions and Other Erroneous Ideas 9. Disorder of the Thinking Process 10. Disorder of Speech and Language 11. Insight

Section Four: Self and Body

12. The Disordered Self 13. Depersonalization 14. Disorder of the Awareness of the Body 15. The Psychopathology of Pain

Section Five: Emotions and Action

16. Affect and Emotional Disorders 17. Anxiety, Panic, Irritability, Phobia and Obsession 18. Disorders of Volition and Execution

Section Six: Variations of Human Nature

19. The Expression of Disordered Personality

Section Seven: Diagnosis

20. Psychopathology and Diagnosis

Book Reviews

'This outstanding introductory book on descriptive psychopathology is thoroughly updated with recent neuroscientific research. No one should call themselves a psychiatrist without knowing the information in this superb book."-Doody's Book Review Service

"It is an essential tool for trainees and indeed everyone interested in understanding symptoms which we meet in others….this book has attained iconic status..." -British Journal of Psychiatry

"This book is intended to introduce trainees to the fundamental skill of recognizing signs and symptoms in psychiatry and in describing psychopathology as well as developing an empathic understanding of the patients' experience… This superb fifth edition remains an outstanding introductory book on descriptive psychopathology that is essential reading for trainees in psychiatry residency training programs." - Michael Joel Schrift, DO, MA (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)

Book details
ISBN: 9780702055560
Page Count: 392
Illustrations: Illustrated
Retail Price: €52.99