© 1986

Content Analysis of Verbal Behavior

Significance in Clinical Medicine and Psychiatry

  • Louis A. Gottschalk
  • Fernando Lolas
  • Linda Louise Viney

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Louis A. Gottschalk, Fernando Lolas, Linda L. Viney
      Pages 3-7
  3. Theoretical Issues and Modern Historical Development

  4. Recent Procedural and Technical Contributions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Thomas Gift, Robert Cole, Lyman Wynne
      Pages 87-93
    3. Louis A. Gottschalk, Julia Hoigaard
      Pages 105-122
    4. Fernando Lolas, Erhard Mergenthaler, Michael von Rad
      Pages 123-130
  5. Some Applications of Verbal Behavior Analysis to the Clinical Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Susana Aronsohn, Fernando Lolas, Arturo Manns, Rodolfo Miralles
      Pages 149-156
    3. Linda L. Viney, Mary T. Westbrook
      Pages 157-169
    4. Louis A. Gottschalk, Julia Hoigaard
      Pages 171-187
    5. Linda L. Viney, Mary T. Westbrook, Carol Preston
      Pages 189-196
    6. Dennis K. Kinney, Bjørn Jacobsen, Birgitte Bechgaard, Lennart Jansson, Britta Faber, Eva Kasell et al.
      Pages 197-205

About this book


The psychological states of patients with diabetes mellitus were compared with those of patients suffering from other chronic diseases and people with no diagnosed chronic diseases. These states were assessed by applying content analysis scales to transcripts of their descriptions of their current experiences. Analyses of the diabetics' scale scores re­ vealed a pattern characterized by much anxiety, depression, anger expressed both direct­ ly and indirectly, together with feelings of helplessness. The sources of anxiety which proved to be of most importance to them were fears of death and bodily mutilation, as weIl as guilt and shame. They experienced little sense of sharing with most people around them, although they showed considerable enjoyment of dose relationships with family and friends. This pattern of psychological states did not vary with the sex of the patients or whether they were interviewed in a hospital or at horne nor with recency of onset or multiplicity of health problems. It was similar to the pattern of patients with other chronic diseases but differed significantly from that of the healthy group. Acknowledgment The authors wish to acknowledge the contribution ofCarol Preston to the collection and analysis of these data which were made available, inpart, by patients of the Wollongong Hospital and members of the Illawarra Branch of the Diabetic Association of N ew South Wales. References 1. Strong JA, Baird JD (1971) Diseases ofthe endocrine system. In: Davidson S, McLeod J (eds) The principles and practice of medicine.


Depression Emotion anxiety assessment diabetes diagnosis feeling psychiatry

Editors and affiliations

  • Louis A. Gottschalk
    • 1
  • Fernando Lolas
    • 2
  • Linda Louise Viney
    • 3
  1. 1.Psychiatric Consultation and Liaison Division, Department of Psychiatry and Human BehaviorUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Psychophysiology Unit, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of ChileSantiago 7Chile
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Content Analysis of Verbal Behavior
  • Book Subtitle Significance in Clinical Medicine and Psychiatry
  • Editors Louis A. Gottschalk
    Fernando Lolas
    Linda L. Viney
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-16322-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-71085-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 281
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychiatry
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