Scores on most measures of psychopathology
improved from baseline during the first 6 months on long-acting therapy.
Today, it is more common for the scientific study of psychopathology
to focus on deviance, dysfunction, danger, and distress (i.
The contributors of these thirteen essays examine modifications in communication and psychopathology
over time, including brain evolution and phylogenesis (the evolution of language, navigation discourse and the original language), brain abnormalities in schizophrenics (cortex symmetry and language processing, (disordered brain network function in adolescents, corpose callosum communication and language disturbances, structural and functional brain imaging of thought disorders, brain structural abnormalities, social function and psychopathology
in schizophrenia) psychopathology
ad schizophrenia (hallucinations, morbidity adjustments and linguistic abilities, and thought disorders and cognitive redemption).
It is the last theme, perhaps more than the others, that caught my attention: if we can't define our central terms, agree on what they mean or, at least, explicitly state how we intend to use them, then the utility of the investigation of cultural influences on psychopathology
is undermined from the outset by the lack of conceptual clarity.
2007) and muscle dysmorphia (Grieve, 2007) alike, which may represent opposing pathological extremes along a dimensional spectrum of body image psychopathology
(Murray et al.
Despite these shortcomings, Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
can be useful for practitioners.
More focus is given to understanding specific psychopathology
through the use of a teacher-rated DSM-IV symptom checklist.
However, limited information is available on the association between psychopathology
and specific types of substance use (such as alcohol, cannabis and inhalants) in children and young people (Roberts, Roberts & Xing 2007) despite evidence for extensive comorbidity, particularly among adolescents.
This study was limited by the authors' decision to look at BPD to the exclusion of other disorders; there may be other elements of psychopathology
related to NSSI that BPD does not account for.
of DDs are discussed in terms of developmental antecedents, patient characteristics (such as hypnotizability, suggestibility, and fantasy-proneness), and features and symptoms of DDs that are shared among functional disturbances of memory and identity.
Finally, research on intergenerational psychopathology
has predominately used clinical samples and cross-sectional design.
refers to those psychological problems that develop during any stage of development of the child and effects his/her cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural and intellectual functioning.
Since these patients are often reluctant to see a mental health professional, the effective management of the underlying psychopathology
may require the use of psychotropic medications by the dermatologists.
This introductory undergraduate text on child and adolescent psychopathology
adopts a developmental psychopathology
approach to understanding child disorders.
Written by personality and psychopathology
development expert Sidney J.