Looking Into Abnormal Psychology: Contemporary Readings / Edition 1by Scott O. Lilienfeld
Pub. Date: 04/10/1998
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Mental health practitioners should find this reader of particular interest. It contains 40 recent articles, compiled from popular and academic sources, that explore ongoing issues and controversies regarding mental illness and its treatment. Among the topics addressed in this book are gender differences in depression, the biological bases of schizophrenia, the
Mental health practitioners should find this reader of particular interest. It contains 40 recent articles, compiled from popular and academic sources, that explore ongoing issues and controversies regarding mental illness and its treatment. Among the topics addressed in this book are gender differences in depression, the biological bases of schizophrenia, the diagnosis of multiple personality disorder, the controversy regarding "recovered memories" of child abuse, and the use of Prozac and similar medications to treat mood disturbances. This book exposes readers to a broad sampling of the major questions and debates confronting today's psychopathology researchers.
Table of Contents
1. MOOD AND ANXIETY DISORDERS. What Good is Feeling Bad? The Evolutionary Benefits of Psychic Pain by R. M. Nesse. Manic-Depressive Illness and Creativity by K. R. Jamison. Women and Depression by B. R. Strickland. Seasonal Affective Disorders: The Effects of Light on Human Behavior by L. Hawkins. Suicide Check: Advances in Biopsychiatry May Lead to Lab Tests for Self-Destructive Behavior and Other Mental Disorders by D. Thompson. Phobias: Is There a Way Out? by H. Saul. Current Perspectives on Panic and Panic Disorder by M. M. Anthony, T. A. Brown, and D. H. Barlow. Researching PTSD: The Biology of Fear by K. Butler. Obsessed by E. Dolnick. II. OTHER MAJOR MENTAL DISORDERS: SCHIZOPHRENIA, EATING DISORDERS, SOMATOFORM DISORDERS, AND CHILDHOOD DISORDERS. Understanding the Inner Voices by P. Brown. Divided Selves by T. Dajer. Imminent Danger by D. Hurley. Chemistry & Craving by H. E. Marano. The Pressure to Lose: Anorexia and Other Eating Disorders are Gnawing Away at Young Men by J. Seligmann, P. Rogers, and P. Annin. The Mind of a Hypochondriac by B. Carey. Deceptive Appearances: Imagined Physical Defects Take an Ugly Personal Toll by B. Bower. Hotheads and Heart Attacks by E. Dolnick. Autism by U. Frith. Life in Overdrive by C. Wallis. 3. PERSONALITY DISORDERS, CRIMINALITY, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDERS. Piecing Together Personality: Psychological Research Presents a Challenge to Psychiatric Diagnosis by B. Bower. Predators: The Disturbing World of Psychopaths Among Us by R. D. Hare. Seeking the Criminal Element by W. W. Gibbs. The Rage of the Innocents by C. Ferris. Prisoners of Pleasure? by D. Concar. 4. CONTROVERSIAL DIAGNOSES; GENDER- AND CULTURE-BOUND SYNDROMES. Now We are One, Two, or Three... by D. Cohen. Have Periods, Will Seek Therapy by G. Vines. The Illusion of Science in Psychiatry by C. Tavris. Listening to Culture: Psychiatry Takes a Leaf from Anthropology by G. Stix. Culture-Bound Syndromes as Fakery by R. E. Bartholomew. 5. PSYCHOTHERAPIES; NOVEL OR CONTROVERSIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS. Mental Health: Does Therapy Help? Consumer Reports. The Overselling of Therapy by N. Jacobsen. Remembering Dangerously by E. Loftus. Back in the High Life: A Controlled Study by Emory and Georgia Tech Researchers Tests Virtual Reality Technology in Treating Acrophobia by D. Bradley. Back From the Drink by J. Neimark, C. Conway, and P. Doskoch. EMDR Treatment: Less Than Meets the Eye? by S. O. Lilienfeld. Facilitated Communication: Mental Miracle or Sleight of Hand? by G. Green. 6. SOMATIC THERAPIES. Design Your Own Personality by D. Concar. Prescriptions for Happiness? by S. Fisher and R. P. Greenberg. How to Heal the Body's Craving by R. Mestel and D. Concar. Shock Therapy Returns by R. Twombly.
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