Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior / Edition 8

Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior / Edition 8

by Robert G. Meyer, Christopher M. Weaver, L. Kevin Chapman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205594166

ISBN-13: 9780205594160

Pub. Date: 03/19/2008

Publisher: Pearson

Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology is a rich collection of contemporary and classic cases that uses a unique combination of readability, humor, and strong scholarship to bring abnormal psychology to life for students. To help students better understand the nature of each disorder, cases include full background material relevant to etiological, diagnostic,

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Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology is a rich collection of contemporary and classic cases that uses a unique combination of readability, humor, and strong scholarship to bring abnormal psychology to life for students. To help students better understand the nature of each disorder, cases include full background material relevant to etiological, diagnostic, and therapeutic considerations.

In addition to updated research, references, and commentary throughout, the Eighth Edition offers a number of fascinating, informative, and culturally diverse new cases:

  • A Case of Post-Partum Depression: Brooke Shields
  • A Case of Anorexia Nervosa: Christina Ricci
  • A Case of School Shooters: Seung-Hui Cho
  • A Case of Sexual Deviation: Alfred Kinsey
  • A Case of Female Psychosexual Dysfunction: Marilyn Monroe
  • A Case of Pseudo-Parkinson’s Disease: Muhammad Ali

Robert G. Meyer is joined in this edition by two new co-authors:

L. Kevin Chapman is Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville, Co-Director of the Healthy Parents-Healthy Kids Research Lab at the University of Louisville, Chair of the Diversity Committee of the Kentucky Psychological Association, and faculty advisor for the Black Students in Psychology organization at the University of Louisville.

Christopher M. Weaver is a Research Fellow with the Center for Health Care Evaluation and National Center for PTSD of the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Palo Alto, CA, as well as with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stanford University.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205594160
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/19/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction and Major Historical Developments.

1. Concepts of Abnormality.

The DSMs.

Rates of Mental Disorders.

A Presumably Normal Person Potentially Viewed as Pathological.

The Case of O.J. Simpson.

2. Theories and Techniques.

Multiple Theoretical Views on Moderate Anxiety, Depression, and Simple Phobias.

The Case of Danielle.

The Various Mental Health Professionals.

An Overall Perspective on Treatment Change.

3. The Anxiety Disorders.

The Three Little Boys: Hans, Albert, and Peter.

The Case of Little Hans.

The Case of Little Albert.

The Case of Little Peter.

Agoraphobia.

The Case of Agnes.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

The Case of Bess.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The Case of Paul.

4. The Dissociative and Sleep Disorders.

Multiple Personality Disorder.

The Case of Anna O.

Sleep Disorders.

The Case of Sam.

The Case of Ilse.

5. The Somatoform Disorders.

Somatoform Disorders Subcategories.

The Case of “Alix” (Empress Alexandra Fedorovna).

Pain Disorder.

The Case of Pam.

6. The Schizophrenic and Delusional (or Paranoid) Disorders.

Undifferentiated Schizophrenia.

The Case of Sally.

Paranoid Schizophrenia.

The Case of Daniel Paul Schreber.

The Case of John Forbes Nash.

7. The Affective (or Mood) Disorders and Suicide.

Major Depressive Disorder Associated with a Suicide Attempt.

The Case of Joseph Westbecker.

Post-Partum Depression

The Case of Brooke Shields

Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Psychosis).

The Case of Virginia Woolf.

8. The Psychosexual Disorders.

The Case of Alfred Kinsey

Sexual Addiction.

The Case of William Clinton.

Paraphilias.

The Case of Jeffrey Dahmer.

Pedophilias.

Megan’s Law

Sexual Predator Legislation

Transvestism.

Gender Identity Disorder.

The Case of Bruce/Brenda.

Sexual Dysfunctions (Impotence).

The Case of Tim.

Female Psychosexual Dysfunction.

The Case of Marilyn Monroe

9. The Substance Use Disorders.

Alcohol Dependence and Abuse.

The Case of Betty Ford.

Prescription Drug Abuse.

Polysubstance Dependence.

The Case of Elvis Presley.

Nicotine Dependence.

The Case of Dr. S.

10. The Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.

Anorexia Nervosa.

The Cases of Karen Carpenter and Christina Ricci.

Bulimia Nervosa.

The Case of Princess Diana.

11. The Personality Disorders.

Personality Types and Their Potential Disorders.

The Histrionic Personality Disorder.

The Case of Hilde.

The Antisocial Personality Disorder.

The Case of Theodore Bundy.

The Schizoid Personality Disorder.

The Case of Theodore Kaczynski.

Malignant Narcissism.

The Case of Adolf Hitler

The Case of Joseph Stalin

The Case of Saddam Hussein.

12. Disorders of Impulse Control.

Pathological Gambling.

The Case of Fyodor Dostoevsky.

Kleptomania.

The Case of Winona Ryder

The Case of John Lennon.

13. Disorders with Violence.

Causes of Violence.

The Case of Jack Ruby.

The Serial Killer.

The Case of Herman Mudgett (Dr. Henry Holmes).

The Death Penalty.

Family Violence: Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children and Spouse Abuse.

The Case of Charles.

The Case of Abby.

14. Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence.

The Case of Albert Einstein.

Development Language Disorder.

The Case of Delano.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

The Case of Matt.

Autistic Disorder.

The Case of Temple Grandin.

Separation Anxiety Disorder Associated with School Refusal.

The Case of Julie.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

The Case of Phyllis.

School Violence.

The Case of Seung-Hui Cho.

Identity Development Crisis or Disorder.

The Case of Mr. E.

15. Organic Mental Disorders and Mental Retardation.

Recovery of Functions Following Removal of Dominant Brain Hemisphere.

The Case of Harry.

Parkinson’s Disease and Pseudo-Parkinson’s Disease.

The Case of Muhammad Ali.

Alzheimer’s Disease.

The Case of Ronald Reagan.

Mental Retardation.

The Case of Daryl Renard Atkins.

16. Legal Issues and Psychological Practice.

Malingering, Factitious Disorder, or True Disorder?

The Case of Marna.

Criminal Responsibility, Competency to Stand Trial, and Dangerousness, and a Case of Borderline Personality Disorder.

The Case of John Hinckley.

17. Postscript: Positive Mental Health.

References.

Index.

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