The Experience of Psychopathology

Investigating Mental Disorders in their Natural Settings

by Marten W. de Vries,

This book is devoted to understanding the experience of distress, well-being and psychopathology in daily life, with the Experience Sampling Method (ESM) in psychiatry, and contains contributions from the leading international pioneers of this approach. Experience sampling is a methodology for collecting reliable and valid data on patterns of behaviour, thought and feeling from real-life situations. It thus yields data complementary to those provided by neurobiological approaches to mental illnesses and is applicable to the study and management of a wide variety of mental disorders in their natural settings. The editor, who did much to bring ESM to prominence in psychiatry, has assembled a fascinating range of contributions, many of them previously unpublished, dealing with the diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities of this approach.
  • Cambridge University Press; March 1992
  • ISBN 9780511879005
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  • Title: The Experience of Psychopathology
  • Author: Marten W. de Vries (ed.); M. Csikszentmihalyi (other)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

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"This volume is a valuable contribution to the literature on the systematic study of human experience in natural settings and application of knowledge gained through such study to the understanding and successful treatment of psychopathologies." Contemporary Psychology