Updated with current terminology and classification of mental disorders based on "The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders," Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), (American Psychiatric Association, 1994), this resource provides guidelines for DSM-IV diagnosis of the major mental health disorders. For each diagnosis, an Adlerian based (Individual Psychology) treatment plan is then offered and an illustartive case study presented. Each contributing author is a practitioner of Individaul Psychology and therefore addresses a given disorder in terms of Adlerian theory: feelings of inferiority; striving for superiority; defense mechanisms generated in response to external threats; attitudes towards life; and behavioural goals generated - attention, power, revenge and inadequacy.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Introduction: Psychopathology and the diagnostic and treatment process. Part 2 Psychosis and mood disorders: schizophrenia and delusional disorders; mental disorders due to a general medical condition and other cognitive disorders; individual psychology and bipolar mood disorder; depressive disorders. Part 3 Anxiety, somatoform and dissociative disorders: anxiety disorders I; anxiety disorders II; somatoform disorders and psychological factors afecting psychical conditions; dissociative disoreders. Part 4 Adjustment reaction, personality disorders, addictions and sexual dysfunctions; adjustment disorders and V codes; personality disorders; the concept of narcissism and the narcissistic personality disorders; substance abuse treatment and individual psychology; antisocial personality disorders and addictions; sexual disorders from the viewpont of psychology. Part 4 Childhood and adolescent disorders: major depressive disorder during childhood; attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and specific developmental disorders; eating disorders. Appendix: DSM-IV classification - Axis I and II categories and code.