Contemporary Directions in Psychopathology

Contemporary Directions in Psychopathology

by Theodore Millon
     
 

This forward-thinking volume grapples with critical questions surrounding the mechanisms underlying mental disorders and the systems used for classifying them. Edited and written by leading international authorities, many of whom are actively involved with the development of DSM-V and ICD-11, the book integrates biological and psychosocial perspectives. It provides

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This forward-thinking volume grapples with critical questions surrounding the mechanisms underlying mental disorders and the systems used for classifying them. Edited and written by leading international authorities, many of whom are actively involved with the development of DSM-V and ICD-11, the book integrates biological and psychosocial perspectives. It provides balanced analyses of such issues as the role of social context and culture in psychopathology and the pros and cons of categorical versus dimensional approaches to diagnosis. Cutting-edge diagnostic instruments and research methods are reviewed. Throughout, contributors highlight the implications of current theoretical and empirical advances for understanding real-world clinical problems and developing more effective treatments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606235324
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
03/19/2010
Pages:
622
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

I. Historical and Cultural Perspectives

1. A Précis of Psychopathological History, Theodore Millon and Erik Simonsen

2. Themes in the Evolution of the 20th-Century DSMs, Roger K. Blashfield, Elizabeth Flanagan, and Kristin Raley

3. On the Wisdom of Considering Culture and Context in Psychopathology, Joseph P. Gone and Laurence J. Kirmayer

4. Cultural Issues in the Coordination of DSM-V and ICD-11, Renato D. Alarcón

5. A Sociocultural Conception of the Borderline Personality Disorder Epidemic, Theodore Millon

II. Conceptual Issues in Classification

6. Philosophical Issues in the Classification of Psychopathology, Peter Zachar and Kenneth S. Kendler

7. Classification Considerations in Psychopathology and Personology, Theodore Millon

8. Diagnostic Taxa as Open Concepts: Metatheoretical and Statistical Questions about Reliability and Construct Validity in the Grand Strategy of Nosological Revision, Paul E. Meehl

9. Contemplations on Meehl (1986): The Territory, Paul’s Map, and Our Progress in Psychopathology Classification (or, the Challenge of Keeping Up with a Beacon 30 Years Ahead of the Field), Mark F. Lenzenweger

10. Issues of Construct Validity in Psychological Diagnoses, Gregory T. Smith and Jessica Combs

11. The Meaning of Comorbidity among Common Mental Disorders, Nicholas R. Eaton, Susan C. South, and Robert F. Krueger

12. The Connections between Personality and Psychopathology, Susan C. South, Nicholas R. Eaton, and Robert F. Krueger

13. Is It True That Mental Disorders Are So Common, and So Commonly Co-Occur?, Mario Maj

14. Taking Disorder Seriously: A Critique of Psychiatric Criteria for Mental Disorders from the Harmful-Dysfunction Perspective, Jerome C. Wakefield

III. Methodological Approaches to Categories, Dimensions, and Prototypes

15. On the Substantive Grounding and Clinical Utility of Categories versus Dimensions, William M. Grove and Scott I. Vrieze

16. A Short History of a Psychiatric Diagnostic Category That Turned Out to Be a Disease, Roger K. Blashfield and Jared Keeley

17. Concepts and Methods for Researching Categories and Dimensions in Psychiatric Diagnosis, Helena Chmura Kraemer

18. The Integration of Categorical and Dimensional Approaches to Psychopathology, Erik Simonsen

19. Dimensionalizing Existing Personality Disorder Categories, Andrew E. Skodol

20. An Empirically Based Prototype Diagnostic System for DSM-V and ICD-11, Kile M. Ortigo, Bekh Bradley, and Drew Westen

21. The Millon Personality Spectrometer: A Tool for Personality Spectrum Analyses, Diagnoses, and Treatments, Theodore Millon, Seth Grossman, and Robert Tringone

IV. Innovative Theoretical and Empirical Proposals

22. Neuroscientific Foundations of Psychopathology, Christopher J. Patrick and Edward M. Bernat

23. Using Evolutionary Principles for Deducing Normal and Abnormal Personality Patterns, Theodore Millon

24. Biopsychosocial Models and Psychiatric Diagnosis, Joel Paris

25. Reactivating the Psychodynamic Approach to the Classification of Psychopathology, Sidney J. Blatt and Patrick Luyten

26. A Life Course Approach to Psychoses: Outcome and Cultural Variation, Rina Dutta & Robin M. Murray

27. The Interpersonal Nexus of Personality and Psychopathology, Aaron L. Pincus, Mark R. Lukowitsky, and Aidan G. C. Wright

28. Reconceptualizing Autism Spectrum Disorders as Autism-Specific Learning Disabilities and Styles, Bryna Siegel

29. Describing Relationship Patterns in DSM-V: A Preliminary Proposal, Marianne Z. Wamboldt, Steven R. H. Beach, Nadine J. Kaslow, Richard E. Heyman, Michael B. First, and David Reiss

30. On the Diversity of the Borderline Syndromes, Michael H. Stone

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