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Psychopathology: Diagnostic Vignettes (3 Parts)

Synopsis
Excerpts from interviews with patients who exhibit characteristic symptoms of schizophrenic and affective disorders. Actors play the patients but the dialogue is taken from transcripts of actual interviews.
1: Four cases of depression illustrating the differences between minor and major depressive disorders, psychotic and non-psychotic disorders, primary and secondary disorders, unipolar and bipolar affective disorders.
2: Four cases illustrating manic depression. One pair of vignetts shows a woman during two phases of bipolar disorder - a depressive episode, and later during a hypomanic phase. The other examples show different combinations of manic characteristics, including euphoria, delusional thinking, pressured speech and flight of ideas.
3: Four cases that represent classic patterns of schizophrenia, emphasizing the heterogeneity of this general diagnostic category. The patients exhibit various signs of formal thought disorder including derailment, tangentiality, neologisms, poverty of content of speech and illogicality, as well as different types of hallucinations and delusions.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS (NTSC). col. 38, 32, 35 min.
Year of production
1984
Availability
Sale; 1997 sale: US$199.00 (+p&p) each (NTSC only)
Subjects
Psychology
Keywords
abnormal psychology; clinical psychology; depression - medical; personality disorders; psychopathology; schizophrenia

Credits

Contributor
Thomas F Oltmanns

Sections

Title
Dysthmic disorder and major affective disorders
Synopsis
1: Four cases of depression illustrating the differences between minor and major depressive disorders, psychotic and non-psychotic disorders, primary and secondary disorders, unipolar and bipolar affective disorders.

Title
Bipolar affective disorders
Synopsis
2: Four cases illustrating manic depression. One pair of vignetts shows a woman during two phases of bipolar disorder - a depressive episode, and later during a hypomanic phase. The other examples show different combinations of manic characteristics, incl

Title
Schizophrenic disorders
Synopsis
3: Four cases that represent classic patterns of schizophrenia, emphasizing the heterogeneity of this general diagnostic category. The patients exhibit various signs of formal thought disorder including derailment, tangentiality, neologisms, poverty of co

Production Company

Name

Indiana University Audio-Visual Center

Distributor

Name

Insight Media

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