This introduction to the fundamental issues of abnormal psychology explores the causes of psychopathology and examines the treatments which prove most effective in preventing or reducing psychological suffering. Recent developments are reflected in this revised and updated edition.
Addresses two primary questions--what causes psychopathology and which treatments are most effective in preventing or reducing psychological suffering. Uses four paradigms or points of view to study abnormal psychology: biological, psychoanalytic, learning and cognitive. Also uses the humanistic and existential paradigm when therapy is at issue. New to this edition: an account of DSM-IV, the impact of cultural diversity on the categorization, etiology and therapeutics of diverse disorders such as posttraumatic stress, eating and borderline personality. Includes case studies, full color line and photographic illustrations.
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Introduction to Basic Issues: Historical and Scientific Considerations; Current Paradigms in Psychopathology and Therapy; Classification and Diagnosis; Clinical Assessment and Procedures; Research Methods in the Study of Abnormal Behaviour; Psychological Disorders: Anxiety Disorders; Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders; Psychophysiological Disorders; Mood Disorders; Personality Disorders; Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders; Sexual Disorders: Gender Identity and the Paraphilias; Sexual Dysfunction; Schizophrenia; Life-Span Developmental Disorders: Emotional and Behavioral Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence; Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, and Autistic Disorder; Ageing and Psychological Disorders; Intervention and Legal and Ethical Issues: Insight Therapy; Cognitive and Behavior Therapies; Group, Couples, and Family Therapy and Community Psychology; Legal and Ethical Issues.
Abnormal Psychology by Gerald C. Davison
Gerald C. Davison
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