Insight in Psychiatry

Insight in Psychiatry

By: Ivana Markova (author)Hardback

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Questions concerning the nature of insight in patients with mental illness have interested clinicians for a long time. To what extent can patients understand disorders which affect their mental function? Does insight carry a prognostic value? Is impaired insight determined by the illness or are other factors important? Despite considerable research examining insight in patients with psychoses, non-psychotic disorders and chronic organic brain syndromes, results are inconclusive and insight remains a source of some mystification. Ivana S. Markova examines the problems involved in studying insight in patients with mental illness in order to provide a clearer understanding of the factors that determine its clinical manifestation. She puts forward a new model to illustrate the relationship between different components of insight in theoretical and clinical terms, and points to directions for future research.

About Author

D. O. B.22 June 1963.


Preface; Part I. Historical and Clinical: 1. Historical overview; 2. The psychological perspective: gestalt, cognitive and psychoanalytic; 3. Insight in clinical psychiatry: empirical studies; 4. Insight in organic brain syndromes Section 1: Insight into neurological states; 5. Insight in organic brain syndromes Section 2: Insight into dementia; Part II. Conceptual: 6. The conceptualisation of insight; 7. The relational aspects of insight: the 'object' of insight assessment; 8. Towards a structure of insight Section 1: Awareness and insight: an essential distinction?; 9. Towards a structure of insight; Section 2: The relationship between awareness and insight; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780521825184
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9780521825184
  • weight: 865
  • ISBN10: 0521825180

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