Psychopathology: Theory, Perspectives and Future Approaches

Drozdstoj Stoyanov, MD, PhD (Editor)
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Series: Psychology Research Progress, Psychiatry – Theory, Applications and Treatments
BISAC: PSY030000

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“Psychopathology: Theory, Perspectives and Future Approaches” is comprised from a number of international contributions which come from diverse paradigms and country backgrounds (Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Netherlands, Bulgaria, US and Australia). Authors are outstanding scholars in their field affiliated with leading academic institutions. The first section is structured on the basis of humanities, existential phenomenology, socioanalysis as applied to clinical psychopathology, and to the psychopathology of everyday life. The major goal of that section is to raise theoretical issues regarding the borderline between psychopathology in common sense in medical sensu stricto.

The second and third sections refer to epistemological foundations of explanation and understanding of psychiatric nosology with an emphasis on translation, categories, validity and taxonomy. The section on empirical perspectives presents evidence from several original research trends such as quantitative assessment of psychomotor activity and chronobiology applied to psychiatry as well as potential risk biomarkers for psychiatric diagnosis. This book has been developed upon expert commitment which aims to unify those diverse views in the field under mutual understanding and critical exchange of ideas for the benefit of human knowledge. In summary, this book offers a challenging view of the scope of psychiatry as a complex and controversial dialectic of post-modern disciplinary approaches. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Preface

Section I: Theory and Phenomenology of Psychopathology

Chapter 1. On Persons and Structures: Phenomenology’s Contribution to Psychopathological Investigations
(Cristian Muscelli, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA)

Chapter 2. The Concepts of 'Depressive Pathogenetic Situation' and 'Melancholic Type of Personality' as Applied in the Case of Postpartum Depression
(Alessandra Ambrosini and Giovanni Stanghellini, “G. d’Annunzio” University, Chieti, Italy)

Chapter 3. The Psychopathology of Everyday Life as a Problem before Socioanalysis
(Deyan Deyanov, Svetlana Sabeva and Todor Petkov, The Paissiy Hilendarski University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

Section II: Epistemology, Methodology and Mental Disorder

Chapter 4. Classification, Validity and Psychiatric Kinds
(Somogy Varga, University of Memphis, TN, USA)

Chapter 5. Emotional States and Emotional Disorders: A Case Study for Indeterminacy of Definitions and Criteria in Mental Health
(George Nikolaidis, Department of Mental Health and Social Welfare,
Centre for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect,
Institute of Child Health, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 6. Neuroscience and Psychopathology: The Significance of Translational Validation
(Drozdstoj St. Stoyanov, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

Chapter 7. Subthreshold Symptoms in Affective Disorders: Methodological Challenges
(Georgi Popov and Rayna Mandova, University Multi-Profile Hospital for Active Treatment St. Marina, Varna, Bulgaria)

Section III: Explanations in Psychopathology: Neuroscience and Psychological Approaches

Chapter 8. Empathy: The Crosstalk between Humanistic Disciplines and Neuroscience
(Massimiliano Aragona, Giorgio Kotzalidis and Antonella Puzella, Crossing Dialogues Association and Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, and others)

Chapter 9. Self-Esteem and Psychopathology: The Connections between Feelings of Self-Worth and Psychological Adjustment
(Virgil Zeigler-Hill and Christopher J. Holden, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA)

Chapter 10. Appraising Neuroscience Research in the Field of Mental Disorders
(Luis Madeira and Maria Luisa Figueira, Department of Psychiatry, Hospital Santa Maria – Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 11. Neurobiological and Philosophical Perspectives of the Psychiatric Patient
(Jakob Korf, University Center of Psychiatry, UMC Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands)

Section IV: Empirical Perspectives in Psychopathology

Chapter 12. Potential Risk Biomarkers in Psychopathology: An Update and Critical Reappraisal
(Valentin Akabaliev, Zlatoslav Arabadziev, Katherina Akabalieva and Sevdalina Kandilarova, Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria and others)

Chapter 13. Psychomotor Retardation and Agitation in Clinical Depression
(Petya Terziivanova and Svetlozar Haralanov, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria, and others)

Chapter 14. Affective Computing Applied in the Elderly with Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease
(Rayito Rivera-Hernández, Drozdstoj Stoyanov, Magda Tsolaki and Ginés Llorca Ramón, Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology,
Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria and others)

Chapter 15. Psychopathology Associated with Motor Vehicle Crashes
(Ashley Craig, Yvonne Tran and Ian D. Cameron, Rehabilitation Studies Unit, Sydney Medical School-Northern, The University of Sydney, Australia)

Chapter 16. The Place of Chronobiology in the Pathogenesis and Diagnostic of Psychiatry
(Nadejda Petrova Madjirova, Medical University, Plovdiv, Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, Bulgaria)

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