Psychopathology lies at the centre of effective psychiatric practice and mental health care, and Fish’s Clinical Psychopathology has shaped the training and clinical practice of psychiatrists for over fifty years. The fourth edition of this modern classic presents the clinical descriptions and psychopathological insights of Fish’s to a new generation of students and practitioners. It includes recent revisions of diagnostic classification systems, as well as new chapters that consider the controversies of classifying psychiatric disorder and the fundamental role and uses of psychopathology. Clear and readable, it provides concise descriptions of the signs and symptoms of mental illness and astute accounts of the varied manifestations of disordered psychological function, and is designed for use in clinical practice. An essential text for students of medicine, trainees in psychiatry and practising psychiatrists, it will also be useful to psychiatric nurses, mental health social workers and clinical psychologists.
A clear, consistent and reliable text that is easy to read and apply in clinical work, and has been used to train psychiatrists for decades
Includes new chapters on controversies surrounding classifying psychiatric disorders and the fundamental roles and uses of psychopathology, and is thoroughly updated to reflect advances in the field
Incorporates the most recent diagnostic classification systems and addresses key issues that arise in clinical practice