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Unusual and Rare Psychological Disorders: A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Research

ISBN : 9780190245863

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Author: 
Brian A. Sharpless
Pages
400 Pages
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Paperback
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156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jan 2017
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Many fascinating and important psychological disorders are either omitted from our current diagnostic systems or rarely covered during graduate or medical training. As a result, most mental health students and trainees are never taught to identify, diagnose, or treat them. This lack of attention has real-world consequences not only for patients, but for basic science as well. Unusual and Rare Psychological Disorders collects and synthesizes the scientific and clinical literatures for 21 lesser-known conditions. The coverage is broad, ranging from exploding head syndrome and koro to body integrity identity disorder and persistent genital arousal disorder. All chapters follow a uniform structure and introduce each disorder with a vivid clinical vignette. After discussing the historical and cultural contexts for the disorder, authors describe the typical symptoms, associated features, current role in diagnostic systems (if any), and etiologies. Clinically relevant information on assessment and differential diagnosis is also provided. Finally, authors review the treatment options and suggest future directions for research. This unique and engaging volume will not only be a useful resource for researchers and clinicians who already possess expertise in the more well-known manifestations of psychopathology, but it will also be of interest to students and trainees in the mental health professions.

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Foreword by Peter Tyrer
Acknowledgments
About the Editor
Contributors
1 Introduction
Brian A. Sharpless

SECTION I: SLEEP DISORDERS
2 Isolated Sleep Paralysis
Brian A. Sharpless and Dan Denis
3 Sexual Behaviors in Sleep
Elena del Busto, Frederick R. Stoddard II, and Jourdan S. Cruz
4 Exploding Head Syndrome
Brian A. Sharpless and Jacob A. Zimmerman

SECTION II: VARIATIONS OF PSYCHOSIS
5 Capgras and other Misidentification Syndromes
Arthur Sinkman
6 Attention Deficit Disorder Psychosis
Jan Dirk Blom, Marieke Niemantsverdiret, Anke Spuijbroek, and Sandra Kooji
7 Cotard's Syndrome
Hans Debruyne

SECTION III: SEXUAL DISORDERS / DISORDERS OF DESIRE
8 Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder
David Goldmeier and Shalini Andrews
9 Necrophilia
Sara G. West and Phillip J. Resnick
10 Frotteurism
Richard McAnulty
11 Autoerotic Asphyxia and Asphyxiophilia
Stephen Hucker

SECTION IV: CULTURE-BOUND DISORDERS
12 Koro - A Genital Retraction Syndrome
Petra Garlipp
13 Taijin Kyofusho
Brian A. Sharpless, Amy L. Balko, and Jessica L. Grom
14 Brain Fag Syndrome
Peter O. Ebigbo, Chimezie Leswas Elekwachi, and Felix Chukwunenyem Nweze
15 Jerusalem Syndrome and Paris Syndrome: Two Extraordinary Disorders
Eliezer Witztum and Moshe Kalian
16 Dhat Syndrome
Rocio Martin-Santos, Ricard Navines, and Manuel Valdes
17 Ataques de Nervios
Roberto Lewis-Fernandez and Irene Lopez

SECTION V: MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS
18 Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
Jan Dirk Blom
19 Factitious Disorders
Brenda Bursch and Robert Haskell
20 Diogenes Syndrome
Brian O'Shea
21 Pseudologia Phantastica - Pathological Lying
Petra Garlipp
22 Body Integrity Identity Disorder
Anna Sedda
Index

About the author: 

Brian A. Sharpless, PhD, is an associate professor of clinical psychology at The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington, DC. He has authored over 35 publications on various topics related to psychopathology, psychotherapy, and the history and philosophy of clinical psychology. His previous book, Sleep Paralysis: Historical, Psychological, and Medical Perspectives, co-authored with Karl Doghramji, MD, is also available through Oxford University Press.

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