Abnormal and Clinical Psychology: An Introductory Textbook

Abnormal and Clinical Psychology: An Introductory Textbook

by Paul Bennett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0335212360

ISBN-13: 9780335212361

Pub. Date: 07/01/2003

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

This undergraduate introductory textbook book is divided into two sections. The first critically examines a number of general issues, including concepts of abnormality, diagnostic systems frequently used to classify mental health disorders and their alternatives, and psychological, biological and social factors that contribute to the development of disorders. It…  See more details below

Overview

This undergraduate introductory textbook book is divided into two sections. The first critically examines a number of general issues, including concepts of abnormality, diagnostic systems frequently used to classify mental health disorders and their alternatives, and psychological, biological and social factors that contribute to the development of disorders. It considers a number of approaches to the prevention and treatment of mental health disorders including cognitive behavior therapy and psychoanalysis as well as more biological treatments.

The second section considers the causes and treatment of a variety of disorders including schizophrenia, depression, sexual problems, anxiety and personality disorders. Each is viewed from psychological, social, and biological perspectives and different intervention types are investigated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335212361
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Pages:
443
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Pt. IBackground and methods1
1Introduction3
2The psychological perspective30
3Biological explanations and treatments61
4Moving beyond the individual84
5The process of therapy104
Pt. IISpecific issues123
6Schizophrenia125
7Anxiety disorders150
8Mood disorders176
9Trauma-related conditions201
10Sexual disorders228
11Personality disorders255
12Eating disorders281
13Developmental disorders303
14Neurological disorders332
15Addictions355
Glossary382
References386
Index425

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