Essentials of Abnormal Psychology, 5th Edition / Edition 5

Essentials of Abnormal Psychology, 5th Edition / Edition 5

by V. Mark Durand, David H. Barlow
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0495599824

ISBN-13: 9780495599821

Pub. Date: 02/11/2009

Publisher: Cengage Learning

In this briefer version of Durand and Barlow's widely taught text, the authors explain abnormal psychology through their standard-setting integrative approach—the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying the subject. Through this integrative approach, students learn that psychological disorders are rarely caused by a single influence, but rooted

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In this briefer version of Durand and Barlow's widely taught text, the authors explain abnormal psychology through their standard-setting integrative approach—the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying the subject. Through this integrative approach, students learn that psychological disorders are rarely caused by a single influence, but rooted in the interaction among multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. A conversational writing style, consistent pedagogy, video clips of real clients (located on the accompanying Abnormal Psychology Live 2.5 CD-ROM), and real case profiles—95 percent from the authors' own case files—provide a realistic context for the scientific findings of the book. In addition, these features ensure that readers never lose sight of the fact that real people are beyond the DSM-IV-TR criteria, the theories, and the research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495599821
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/11/2009
Series:
Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description:
With CD-ROM
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Abnormal Psychology in Historical Context. 2. An Integrative Approach to Psychopathology. 3. Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis, and Research Methods. 4. Anxiety Disorders. 5. Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders. 6. Mood Disorders and Suicide. 7. Physical Disorders and Health Psychology. 8. Eating and Sleep Disorders. 9. Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders. 10. Substance-Related and Impulse-Control Disorders. 11. Personality Disorders. 12. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders. 13. Developmental and Cognitive Disorders. 14. Mental Health Services: Legal and Ethical Issues.

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