The Existential Structure of Substance Misuse

A Psychopathological Study

Authors: Messas, Guilherme

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  • Original perspective in substance use disorders: this is the first book on phenomenological psychopathology of substance misuse
  • Original structure: the book is divided into three parts that can be read separately
  • Detailed clinical examples as guidelines for implementing clinical strategies 
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This book contributes to one of the most challenging areas of mental health: substance misuse. Its focus is on the psychopathological experiences associated with it: both the consequences of substance misuse and the existential vulnerabilities that lead to it, even if such a clear-cut distinction is rarely possible. The work brings an innovative perspective to the issue, as it draws on two scientific fields whose association has not yet been fully explored: phenomenological psychopathology and substance misuse studies. The association of these two perspectives could build a greater understanding of this important topic and be of practical help to a wide array of professionals in their clinical practice.

The structure of the book is inspired by this overall perspective. Its division into three parts is designed to introduce the reader, in a stepwise manner, to the complexities of the theme, based on the latest advances in the specific literature. The broad objective of this work is therefore to offer a useful instrument for mental health clinicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, undergraduate students of these disciplines, and all substance abuse workers. 



About the authors

Guilherme Messas,  MD (Psychiatrist), MSc, PhD, is currently Head of the Postgraduate Program on Phenomenological Psychopathology of the Santa Casa de São Paulo School of Medical Science; Lead for Brazil of the Collaborating Centre for Values-Based Practice in Health and Social Care, St Catherine's College, Oxford; Founding member and former president of the Brazilian Society for Phenomeno-Structural Psychopathology (SBPFE); Member of the World Psychiatric Association, Section of Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry. He is founding member and former editor in chief of the journal Psicopatologia Fenomenológica Contemporânea and has published many books and peer-reviewed articles in Portuguese, English and Italian, especially in Psychopathology of drug abuse. His main fields of interest are: Psychiatry, Substance misuse, Phenomenological Psychopathology, Phenomenological Psychiatry.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-62724-9
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-62723-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Existential Structure of Substance Misuse
Book Subtitle
A Psychopathological Study
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-62724-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-62724-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-62723-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 268
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