New PDF release: Biological Aspects of Affective Disorders

By R.W. Horton and Cornelius Katona (Eds.)

ISBN-10: 0123565103

ISBN-13: 9780123565105

Organic examine within the affective problems has been a global progress for a number of years. Biological elements of Affective Disorders is a finished creation to the biochemical, pharmacological, and genetic features constituting the abnormalities which may underline the illnesses of melancholy and mania, including the present realizing of the scientific gains and administration of affected patients.It should be of serious price in particular to younger researchers from all disciplines contributing to this sector and to trainee psychiatrists

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H e listed t h e following traits as c h a r a c t e r i s t i c : ( 1 ) q u i e t , passive, n o n - a s s e r t i v e ; ( 2 ) g l o o m y , pessimistic, i n c a p a b l e of fun; ( 3 ) self-critical, and self-derogatory; (4) sceptical, hypercritical and self-reproachful complaining; (5) c o n s c i e n t i o u s a n d given to self-discipline; ( 6 ) b r o o d i n g a n d given to w o r r y ; a n d ( 7 ) p r e o c c u p i e d w i t h i n a d e q u a c y , failure a n d n e g a t i v e e v e n t s to t h e p o i n t of m o r b i d e n j o y m e n t of o n e ' s failures.

U n d e r t h e h e a d i n g t h e ' p s y c h o g e n i c p s y c h o s e s ' , those w i t h p r e d o m i n a n t l y affective s y m p t o m s s h o u l d also be i n c l u d e d . S c a n d i n a v i a n a u t h o r s ( S t r ö m g r e n , 1968) refer to d e l u s i o n a l d e p r e s s i v e s y m p t o m s , m a n i a , s t u p o r a n d i d e a s of guilt in t h e p s y c h o g e n i c depressive psychoses. H o w e v e r , t h e h e r e d i t a r y b a c k g r o u n d of these c o n d i t i o n s is n o t t h a t of t y p i c a l e n d o g e n o u s or p s y c h o t i c affective d i s o r d e r ( W e l n e r a n d S t r ö m g r e n , 1 9 5 8 ; S t r ö m g r e n , 1 9 7 4 ) .

1 9 9 0 b ; R o t h , 1 9 9 0 ) . Hirschfeld (1990) has recently a d d u c e d evidence that individuals who suffer from ' D y s t h y m i a ' a r e e x t r e m e l y d i s t u r b e d p e r s o n a l i t i e s , c h a r a c t e r i z e d b y i n c r e a s e d n e u r o t i c i s m a n d i n t r o v e r s i o n , w h i c h persist after t h e y have r e c o v e r e d from t h e d i s o r d e r s of t h e i r affective life.

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