one century of karl jaspers general psychopathology

Paperback | August 1, 2013

EditorGiovanni Stanghellini, Thomas Fuchs

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2013 sees the centenary of Jaspers' foundation of psychopathology as a science in its own right. In 1913 Karl Jaspers published his psychiatric opus magnum - the Allgemeine Psychopathologie (General Psychopathology). Jaspers was working at a time much like our own - with rapid expansion in the neurosciences, and responding to the philosophical challenges that this raised. The idea inspiring hisbook was very simple: to bring order into the chaos of abnormal psychic phenomena by rigorous description, definition and classification, and to empower psychiatry with a valid and reliable method to assess and make sense of abnormal human subjectivity. After almost one century, many of the concepts challenged by Jaspers are still at issue, and Jaspers' investigation is even now the ground for analyses and discussions. With a new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) imminent, many of the issues concerning methodology and diagnosisare still the subject of much discussion and debate. This volume brings together leading psychiatrists and philosophers to discuss and evaluate the impact of this volume, its relevance today, and the legacy it left.

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2013 sees the centenary of Jaspers' foundation of psychopathology as a science in its own right. In 1913 Karl Jaspers published his psychiatric opus magnum - the Allgemeine Psychopathologie (General Psychopathology). Jaspers was working at a time much like our own - with rapid expansion in the neurosciences, and responding to the philo...

Giovanni Stanghellini, MD and MD honoris causa, psychiatrist and psychotherapist, is full professor of Dynamic Psychology and Psychopathology at "G. d'Annunzio" University in Chieti (Italy). He founding chair of European Psychiatric Association section "Philosophy and Psychiatry" and of World Psychiatric Association section "Psychiatry...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pagesPublished:August 1, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Mario Maj: Foreword: The Relevance of Karl Jaspers' General Psychopathology to Current Psychiatric DebateKWM (Bill) Fulford: Foreword: Particular PsychopathologiesAcknowledgementsGiovanni Stanghellini and Thomas Fuchs: General IntroductionSetcion One: Historical and Cultural Background1. Federico Leoni: Jaspers in his Time2. Osborne P. Wiggins and Michael Alan Schwartz: Phenomenology and Psychopathology: In Search of a Method3. Mario Rossi Monti: Jaspers' Critique for Psychoanalysis: between Past and Future4. Christoph Mundt: Impact of Jaspers` General Psychopathology: The Range of AppraisalSection Two: Methodological Issues and Concepts5. Otto Doerr-Zegers and Hector Pelegrina-Cetran: Jaspers' "General Psychopathology" in the Framework of Clinical Practice6. Chris Walker: Form and Content In Jaspers' Psychopathology7. Louis A. Sass: Jaspers, Phenomenology, and the "Ontological Difference"8. Christoph Hoerl: Jaspers on Explaining and Understanding in Psychiatry9. Matthew R. Broome: Jaspers and Neuroscience10. Matthias Bormuth: Jaspers the Pathographer11. Iann E. Schlimme: Jaspers' Existential Concept of Psychotherapy12. Giovanni Stanghellini: The Ethics of IncomprehensibilityClinical Concepts13. Henning Sass and Umberto Volpe: Jaspers' Hierarchical Principle and Current Psychiatric Classification14. Josef Parnas: What is psychosis? A clinical-phenomenological perspective15. Matthew Ratcliffe: Delusional Atmosphere and the Sense of Unreality16. Thomas Fuchs: The Self in Schizophrenia: Jaspers, Schneider and beyond17. S. Nassir Ghaemi: Understanding Mood Disorders: Jaspers' Biological Existentialism18. Alfred Kraus: Reaction and development of Manics and Melancholic-Depressive