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Title Mindreadings : literature and psychiatry / edited by Femi Oyebode
Published London : RCPsych Publications, [2009]
©2009
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 141 pages)
Contents The benefits of reading literature / Allan Beveridge -- Roles for literature in medical education / Martyn Evans -- Autobiographical narrative and psychiatry / Femi Oyebode -- Fictional narratives and psychiatry / Femi Oyebode -- Poetry and psychiatry / Femi Oyebode -- Letters and psychiatry : the case of Franz Kafka / Femi Oyebode -- Death and dying in literature / John Skelton -- Literary and biographical perspectives on substance use / Ed Day and Iain Smith -- Dementia and literature / Christopher A. Vassilas -- Portrayal of intellectual disability in fiction / Anupama Iyer -- Autism in fiction and autobiography / Gordon Bates
Summary Literaturecan clarify, examine and define emotions, behaviour and thoughts. Forpsychiatrists, literary texts can be valuable tools for furthering ourunderstanding of patients and their conditions. This book explores thefruitful relationships between the written word and central aspects ofpsychiatric practice. It includes newly commissioned chapters plusarticles originally published in the journal Advances in PsychiatricTreatment that have been reworked and updated. The contributors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Psychiatry.
Genre/Form Literature.
Form Electronic book
Author Oyebode, Femi.
ISBN 1904671608 (paperback)
1904671705 (electronic bk.)
9781904671602 (paperback)
9781904671701 (electronic bk.)