Abnormal Psychology / Edition 3

Abnormal Psychology / Edition 3

by Thomas F. Oltmanns, Robert E. Emery
     
 

A major new entry for abnormal psychology subjects written bywell-known researchers Tom Oltmanns and Bob Emery. This bookintroduces a "Systems" approach, which looks at each categoryof disorder by examining a major disorder within the categoryin great detail, with the relevant theoretical approachintroduced according to their appropriateness to eachdisorder. In-depth… See more details below

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A major new entry for abnormal psychology subjects written bywell-known researchers Tom Oltmanns and Bob Emery. This bookintroduces a "Systems" approach, which looks at each categoryof disorder by examining a major disorder within the categoryin great detail, with the relevant theoretical approachintroduced according to their appropriateness to eachdisorder. In-depth rather than encyclopedic, this book alsofeatures a wealth of rich blend of traditional topics.TOC: (NOTE: each chapter begins with an overview and concludes with Summary, Key Terms, and Critical Thinking questions.)
1. Examples and Definitions of Abnormal Behavior.
Abnormal Psychology: An Overview. Conceptualizing Psychopathology. Causes of Abnormal Behavior. Treatment of Abnormal Behavior. Goals of this Book.
2. Causes of Abnormal Behavior: From Paradigms to Systems.
Systems Theory. Biological Factors. Psychological Factors. Social Factors.
3. Treatment of Psychological Disorders.
Paradigmatic Approaches to Psychotherapy. Research on Psychotherapy. Changing Social Systems: Couples, Family, and Group Therapy. Developing Specific Treatments for Specific Disorders.
4. Classification and Assessment.
Basic Issues in Classification. Classification of Abnormal Behavior. Evaluation of Classification Systems. Basic Issues in Assessment. Assessment Procedures.
5. Mood Disorders.
Typical Symptoms and Associated Features. Classification. Epidemiology. Etilogical Considerations and Research. Treatment.
6. Anxiety Disorders.
Typical Symptoms and Associated Features. Classification. Epidemiology. Etiological Considerations and Research. Treatment.
7. Maladaptive Responses toStress.
Stress: An Overview. Cardiovascular Disease. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
8. Dissociative and Somatoform Disorders.
Dissociative Disorders. Somatoform Disorders.
9. Personality Disorders.
Typical Symptoms and Associated Features. Classification. Epidemiology. Schizotypal Personality Disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder. Antisocial Personality Disorder.
10. Alcoholism and Substance Use Disorders.
Typical Symptoms and Associated Features. Classification. Epidemiology. Etiological Considerations and Research. Treatment.
11. Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders.
Classification of Sexual Disorders. Sexual Dysfunction. Paraphilias. Gender Identity Disorders.
12. Schizophrenic Disorders.
Typical Symptoms and Associated Features. Classification. Epidmeiology. Etiological Considerations. Treatment.
13. Dementia, Delirium, and Amnestic Disorders.
Dementia: Typical Symptoms and Associated Features. Amnestic Disorder: Typical Symptoms and Associated Features. Classification. Epidemiology. Etiological Considerations and Research. Treatment and Management.
14. Mental Retardation and Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Mental Retardation. Autistic Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
15. Psychological Problems of Childhood and Eating Disorders.
Psychological Problems of Childhood. Eating Disorders.
16. Life Cycle Transitions and Adult Development.
The Transition to Adulthood. Family Transitions. Aging and Adjustment to Later Life.
17. Mental Health and the Law.
Mental Health, Criminal Responsibility, and Procedural Rights. Mental Hospitals and the Law. Mental Health and Family Law. Professional Responsibilities and the Law.
Glossary.
References.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130871374
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
09/21/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
730
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.44(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1Examples and Definitions of Abnormal Behavior1
2Causes of Abnormal Behavior: From Paradigms to Systems30
3Treatment of Psychological Disorders70
4Classification and Assessment110
5Mood Disorders150
6Anxiety Disorders198
7Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, and Somatoform Disorders238
8Stress and Physical Health282
9Personality Disorders314
10Eating Disorders354
11Substance Use Disorders384
12Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders424
13Schizophrenic Disorders458
14Dementia, Delirium, and Amnestic Disorders500
15Mental Retardation and Pervasive Developmental Disorders530
16Psychological Disorders of Childhood570
17Adjustment Disorders and Difficult Life Events: Life Cycle Transitions608
18Mental Health and the Law640
Glossary676
References689
Credits727
Name Index731
Subject Index747
About the Authors763

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