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By Giovanni Stanghellini, Massimiliano Aragona

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This e-book introduces the reader to a transparent and constant strategy for in-depth exploration of subjective psychopathological stories with the purpose of assisting to revive the power inside of psychiatry and scientific psychology to attract qualitative differences among psychological indicators which are in simple terms it appears comparable, thereby selling a extra detailed characterization of experiential phenotypes. quite a lot of psychological problems are thought of within the booklet, every one portrayed by means of a amazing clinician. each one bankruptcy starts off with the outline of a paradigmatic case learn with a purpose to introduce the reader on to the patient’s lived global. The first-person point of view of the sufferer is the valuable concentration of cognizance. the basic, defining gains of every psychopathological phenomenon and the that means that the sufferer attaches to it are conscientiously analyzed to be able to “make experience” of the patient’s it seems that nonsensical reports. within the moment a part of each one bankruptcy, the case research is mentioned in the context of suitable literature and a close photograph of the cutting-edge about the psychopathological knowing of the phenomenon at factor is supplied.

An Experiential method of Psychopathology, and the tactic it proposes, could be thought of the results of convergence of vintage phenomenological psychopathological options and up to date scientific insights into sufferers’ lived stories. It endorses 3 key ideas: subjective phenomena are the critical characteristic of psychological issues; their qualitative examine is necessary; phenomenology has built a rigorous way to grab “what it's like” to be somebody experiencing psychopathological phenomena. whereas the publication is extremely correct for professional scientific phenomenologists, it's written in a manner that may be easily comprehensible for trainees and younger clinicians.

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According to Stanghellini (2010, p. 321), a good case in point is Minkowski’s structural psychopathology: in order to reconstruct the patient’s lifeworld (which in his view is far more important than simply counting his symptoms), Minkowski “methodically brackets or suspends all the ‘ideo-affective’ (cognitive and affective) contents of experience, and focuses on formal aspects or the spatiotemporal configurations that are implicit in the patient’s experiences. The main guidelines for this are lived space and time, but the way the patient experiences his own body, self and other persons are also included in Minkowski’s inquiries.

2009c). Il mito dei fatti. Una introduzione alla filosofia della psicopatologia. Rome: Crossing Dialogues. Aragona, M. (2012). The study of subjective experience as a scientific task for psychopathology. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 18, 155–156. Aragona, M. (2013). Neopositivism and the DSM psychiatric classification. An epistemological history. Part 2: Historical pathways, epistemological developments and present-day needs. History of Psychiatry, 24, 415–426. Aragona, M. (2014a).

Il mito dei fatti. Una introduzione alla filosofia della psicopatologia. Rome: Crossing Dialogues. Aragona, M. (2012). The study of subjective experience as a scientific task for psychopathology. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 18, 155–156. Aragona, M. (2013). Neopositivism and the DSM psychiatric classification. An epistemological history. Part 2: Historical pathways, epistemological developments and present-day needs. History of Psychiatry, 24, 415–426. Aragona, M. (2014a). Rethinking received views on the history of psychiatric nosology: Minor shifts, major continuities.

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