Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology, 6th Edition / Edition 6

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This in-depth casebook takes mental disorders from the realm of theory into the complex reality of human lives. Covering the full range of psychopathologies and types of patients, these cases focus on symptoms, the client's history, treatment, and outcome to provide detailed descriptions of a wide range of clinical problems
  • Offers strong coverage of cultural, ethnic, and women's issues
  • Includes a number of transcripts of therapy sessions, giving readers a realistic view of psychotherapy
  • Excellent balance of various perspectives and treatments
  • Presents case failures as well as successes, and points to gaps in current knowledge

The book contains no figures.

Casebook of 23 in-depth studies of behavioral disorders focusing on symptoms, the client's history, treatment, and outcome. A complete chapter is devoted to each patient. Presents a full range of psychopathologies and types of patients. Many of the cases include vignettes from the initial therapy interviews or from the therapy itself. The book also compares each case with the DSM categories. Presents case failures as well as successes, and points to gaps in current knowledge. A new case concerned with bulimia nervosa includes a description of a cognitive-behavioral approach to the treatment which has been found to be particularly effective in the treatment of this disorder.

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A core or supplemental text for graduate or undergraduate courses in abnormal psychology. Focusing on symptoms, the client's history, treatment, and outcome, the 22 in-depth case studies illustrate a variety of problems from classic psychotic disorders to personality disorders and various disorders of childhood and aging. The fourth edition (third in 1991) updates the discussions in light of recent theories and insights. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471415626
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/31/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Rape Trauma.

Social Phobia.

Hypertension in an Afreican American Man.

Dissociative Identity Disorder: Multiple Personality.

Major Depressive Disorder.

Depression, Delinium, and Suicidality in an Older Woman Caring for an Alzheimer's Patient.

Schizophrenia Paranoid Type.

Psychotic Disorder (NOS), Substance Dependence, and Violence.

Substance Dependence: Alcoholism.

Sexual Dysfunction: Femal Orgasmic Disorder.

Paraphilla: Exhibitionism.

Gender Identity Disorder: Transsexualism.

Eating Disorder: Anorexia Nervosa.

Eating Disorder: Bulimia Nervosa.

Paranoid Personality Disorder.

Borderline Personality Disorder.

Antisocial Personality Disorder: Psychopathy.

Autistic Disorder.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Separation Anxiety Disorder: School Phobia.



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