Essential Cases and Readings: for Abnormal Psychology, Fourth Edition / Edition 1

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This new casebook has fifteen chapters covering all the major facets of the field. It is designed to provide students with deeper analysis of topics typically mentioned only briefly in abnormal psychology textbooks. Each chapter includes four readings that have been culled from diverse sources to address a wide array of classic and contemporary topics in psychopathology. Each reading has been edited carefully to provide students with succinct coverage of key ideas, and each is introduced by the editors and supplemented with suggested readings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393977301
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/17/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas N. Bradbury earned his BA in psychobiology from Hamilton College, his MA in general psychology from Wake Forest University, and his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois. Each year he teaches a large undergraduate class and small honors seminar on intimate relationships. In 2000, he was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award from the UCLA Department of Psychology.

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Table of Contents

Preface xi
Chapter 1 Scope and Focus of Abnormal Psychology 1
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Mental health: A Report of the Surgeon General--Executive Summary 3
William T. Carpenter, Jr., M.D. - The Challenge to Psychiatry As Society's Agent for Mental Illness Treatment and Research 12
William M. Grove and Paul E. Meehl - Comparative Efficiency of Informal (Subjective, Impressionistic) and Formal (Mechanical, Algorithmic) Prediction Procedures: The Clinical-Statistical Controversy 16
Paul R. McHugh - How Psychiatry Lost Its Way 25
Chapter 2 Approaches to Psychopathology 33
Lisa Birk - Dream Warriors 35
Nancy C. Andreasen - Linking Mind and Brain in the Study of Mental Illness: A Project for a Scientific Psychopathology 42
Arthur Kleinman and Alex Cohen - Psychiatry's Global Challenge 49
Barry L. Beyerstein - Why Bogus Therapies Seem to Work 55
Chapter 3 Anxiety Disorders 61
Julie Cart - Nightmare of the Mind 63
Judith L. Rapoport - The Biology of Obsessions and Compulsions 68
Richard M. Glass, M.D. - Panic Disorder--It's Real and It's Treatable 76
Consumer Reports - High Anxiety 80
Chapter 4 Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders 87
John V. Campo, M.D., and Barbara J. Negrini, M.D. - Case Study: Negative Reinforcement and Behavioral Management of Conversion Disorder 89
E. Sobanski and M. H. Schmidt - "Everybody Looks at My Pubic Bone"--A Case Report of an Adolescent Patient with Body Dysmorphic Disorder 95
J. M. O'Dwyer and T. Friedman - Multiple Personality Disorder Following Childbirth 99
Irvin D. Yalom - Therapeutic Monogamy 104
Chapter 5 Mood Disorders 113
Martha Manning - From Undercurrents: A Life beneath the Surface 115
Erica Goode - Viewing Depression as Tool for Survival 123
Cheryl A. Green, M.D., Walter Knysz III, M.D., and Ming T. Tsuang, M.D., Ph.D. - A Homeless Person with Bipolar Disorder and a History of Serious Self-Mutilation 126
Kay Redfield Jamison - From Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide 135
Chapter 6 Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence 141
Patricia M. Rodier - The Early Origins of Autism 143
Fred R. Volkmar, M.D., Ami Klin, Ph.D., Robert T. Schultz, Ph.D., Emily Rubin, M.S., C.C.C.-S.L.P., and Richard Bronen, M.D. - Clinical Case Conference: Asperger's Disorder 150
Russell A. Barkley - Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 157
Elizabeth B. Owens, M.S., and John Piacentini, Ph.D. - Case Study: Behavioral Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in a Boy with Comorbid Disruptive Behavior Problems 163
Chapter 7 Personality Disorders 169
Paul L. Wachtel - Cyclical Processes in Personality and Psychopathology 171
Joan Wheelis, M.D., and John G. Gunderson, M.D. - A Little Cream and Sugar: Psychotherapy with a Borderline Patient 177
Adrian Raine, DPhil, Patricia Brennan, Ph.D., and Sarnoff A. Mednick, Ph.D. - Birth Complications Combined with Early Maternal Rejection at Age 1 Year Predispose to Violent Crime at Age 18 Years 189
Brian Knutson, Ph.D., Owen M. Wolkowitz, M.D., Steve W. Cole, Ph.D., Theresa Chan, B.A., Elizabeth A. Moore, Ph.D., Ronald C. Johnson, Ph.D., Jan Terpstra, M.D., Rebecca A. Turner, Ph.D., and Victor I. Reus, M.D. - Selective Alteration of Personality and Social Behavior by Serotonergic Intervention 196
Chapter 8 Schizophrenia 205
Jackie Powell - First Person Account: Paranoid Schizophrenia--A Daughter's Story 207
Sylvia Nasar - The Lost Years of a Nobel Laureate 211
Courtenay M. Harding and James H. Zahniser - Empirical Correction of Seven Myths about Schizophrenia with Implications for Treatment 218
Tyrone D. Cannon - On the Nature and Mechanisms of Obstetric Influences in Schizophrenia: A Review and Synthesis of Epidemiologic Studies 227
Chapter 9 Aging and Psychological Disorders 233
Charles P. Pierce - From Hard to Forget: An Alzheimer's Story 235
Jane E. Allen - Focus on Senior Health: The Burdens of Love 242
Peter H. St. George-Hyslop - Piecing Together Alzheimer's 246
Marcia Barinaga - Alzheimer's Treatments That Work Now 253
Chapter 10 Eating Disorders 257
W. H. Kaye, K. L. Klump, G. K. W. Frank, and M. Strober - Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa 259
Kim Hubbard, Anne-Marie O'Neill, and Christina Cheakalos - Out of Control 266
Merrell Noden - Dying to Win 270
Erica Goode - Watching Volunteers Eat, Psychiatrists Seek Clues to Obesity 277
Chapter 11 Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders 283
David Mintz, M.D. - Unusual Case Report: Nonpharmacologic Effects of Sildenafil 285
Michael A. Hiltzik - Through the Gender Labyrinth: How a Bright Boy with a Penchant for Tinkering Grew Up to Be One of the Top Women in Her High-Tech Field 288
Robert U. Akeret - Charles: The Soul of Love 300
Lauren Slater - How Do You Cure a Sex Addict? 315
Chapter 12 Substance-Related Disorders 323
Alan I. Leshner - Addiction Is a Brain Disease, and It Matters 325
Linda Carroll - Genetic Studies Promise a Path to Better Treatment of Addictions 330
Jonathan Shedler and Jack Block - Adolescent Drug Use and Psychological Health: A Longitudinal Inquiry 334
Maggie Farley - Tribe Sends Kids Away to Dry Out 350
Chapter 13 Treatment of Psychological Disorders 355
Adam Gopnik - Man Goes to See a Doctor 357
John Colapinto - Double Fantasy 366
Larry E. Beutler - David and Goliath: When Empirical and Clinical Standards of Practice Meet 377
George Silberschatz and Jacqueline B. Persons - How Useful for Psychotherapists are Randomized Controlled Experiments? 386
Chapter 14 Social and Legal Aspects of Abnormal Psychology 391
Barry Siegel - To Warn, or Not to Warn 393
For Butterfield - Experts Say Study Confirms Prison's New Role As Mental Hospital 400
Beth Shuster - Slamming Door on Predators 403
Nada L. Stotland, M.D. - Clinical Case Conference: When Religion Collides with Medicine 408
Chapter 15 Future Directions in Abnormal Psychology 415
Maggie Farley - Mental Illness by Mandate 417
Ralph Swindle, Jr., Kenneth Heller, Bernice Pescosolido, and Saeko Kikuzawa - Responses to Nervous Breakdowns in America Over a 40-Year Period: Mental Health Policy Implications 422
Wray Herbert - Politics of Biology: How the Nature vs. Nurture Debate Shapes Public Policy--And Our View of Ourselves 431
Huda Akil, Ph.D., and Stanley J. Watson, M.D., Ph.D. - Science and the Future of Psychiatry 438
Credits 441
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