Section One: Concepts and Method. 1. Fundamental Concepts of Descriptive Psychopathology 2.Eliciting the Symptoms of Mental Illness Section Two: Consciousness and Cognition 3.Consciousness and Disturbed Consciousness 4. Attention, Concentration, Orientation and Sleep 5.Disturbance of Memory Section Three: Awareness of Reality: Time, Perception and Judgement 6.Disorder of Time 7.Pathology of Perception 8. Delusions and Other Erroneous Ideas 9. Disorder of the Thinking Process 10.Disorder of Speech and Language 11. Insight Section Four: Self and Body 12. The Disordered Self 13. Depersonalization 14. Disorder of the Awareness of the Body 15. The Psychopathology of Pain Section Five: Emotions and Action 16. Affect and Emotional Disorders 17. Anxiety, Panic, Irritability, Phobia and Obsession 18. Disorders of Volition and Execution Section Six: Variations of Human Nature 19. The Expression of Disordered Personality Section Seven: Diagnosis 20. Psychopathology and Diagnosis
Femi Oyebode took over authoring Sim's Symptoms in the Mind from Andrew Sims for the 4th edition, and he is very well published aside from this. He is Professor and Head of Department of Psychiatry at the University of Birmingham. His research has considered descriptive psychopathology and delusional misidentification syndrome. He was awarded the 2016 Royal College of Psychiatrists lifetime achievement award.
From reviews of the previous edition: 'Essential resource for new psychiatry trainees. Unlike other books, explains and demonstrates psychiatry symptoms so that you really understand them.' 'Essential and interesting reading for mental health professionals.' 'Great book with a very good approach to psychopathology with practical examples. I like the possibility for online interaction with experts.'