ISBN-10:
0205036996
ISBN-13:
9780205036998
Pub. Date:
03/07/2012
Publisher:
Pearson
Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior / Edition 9

Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior / Edition 9

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Overview

Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior / Edition 9

Contemporary Cases for Students

Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior brings the field of abnormal psychology to life with its rare combination of readability, humor, and strong scholarship.

This rich collection of case studies integrates contemporary and recognizable classic cases to illustrate a wide range of clinical and legal issues. To enable students to more fully understand the nature of the disorder, each case contains the full background material relevant to etiological, diagnostic, and therapeutic considerations. Significant family and social history data are also presented in order to give students a clear picture of how specific behavior patterns were generated and maintained.

Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Improve Critical Thinking – Quotes and anecdotes stimulate critical thinking and can be used by instructors to jumpstart classroom discussion.
  • Engage Students – A wide range of highly recognizable and interesting case studies help students see the real-life relevance of psychological disorders.
  • Explore Research – The most up-to-date DSM-TR-IV materials are incorporated into the text; all major DSM disorders are covered.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205036998
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 03/07/2012
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 661,827
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr. Robert Meyer is a Full Professor in the Psychology Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences of the University of Louisville. He received his M.A, and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Michigan State. He spent approximately two years as an assistant professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry at the Univ. of N. Carolina at Chapel Hill, then came to the U of L in as an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Psychology Clinic. He was board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in both clinical and forensic psychology, and is a fellow in Divisions 12 (Clinical) and 41 (Law and Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. He is the author of over 60 published articles, 23 book chapters and 15 books, including The Clinician's Handbook: Integrated diagnostics, assessment, and intervention in adult and adolescent psychopathology (4th Ed.); The Child Clinician's Handbook (2nd Ed. — with B. Kronenberger); Law and Mental Health (with C. Weaver), Detection of Deception (with 3 co-authors); and in a lighter moment, The Complete Book of Softball. He was the editor for 15 years of the Bulletin of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, is a past-president of the Kentucky Psychological Association, and was an associate member of the Ethics Committee of the American Psychological Association. He was the co-recipient of a regional Grawemeyer Award for innovative curriculum development. In October of 2003, Dr. Meyer was presented the Distinguished Career in Psychology Award, their highest honor, by the Kentucky Psychological Association.

With Contributions by:

L. Kevin Chapman: Dr. Chapman is an Assistant Professor in clinical psychology at the University of Louisville. Dr. Chapman is the Co-Director of the Healthy Parents-Healthy Kids Research Lab (HPHK) at the University of Louisville, which specializes in anxiety and related disorders in diverse populations. Dr. Chapman is also the Chair of the Diversity Committee of the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA), and the faculty advisor for the Black Students in Psychology (BSIP) organization at the University of Louisville. Dr. Chapman is also a member of the University of Louisville Performance Team for athletics, dealing with performance enhancement. Dr. Chapman’s research and clinical interests include the familial transmission of anxiety in African American families, risk and protective factors for the development of anxiety, and treatment of anxiety and related disorders. Dr. Chapman received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Centre College in 2000, Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University in 2002, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville in 2006. Dr. Chapman is originally from Louisville, Kentucky.

Christopher Weaver: Dr. 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. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville and attended clinical internship at the University of California - San Francisco where his research focused broadly on violence risk assessment and psychopathy. Among his publications, he has co-authored books on mental health law and adult psychopathology, and has taught a broad range of courses including psychology research methods and diversity in counselling. His current research examines the links between violent offending, Posttraumatic Stress, and Substance Use Disorders.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF
2.) COMPREHENSIVE


BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: Concepts of Abnormality
Chapter 2: Theories and Techniques
Chapter 3: The Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 4: The Dissociative and Sleep Disorders
Chapter 5: The Somatoform Disorders
Chapter 6: The Schizophrenic and Delusional (or Paranoid) Disorders
Chapter 7: The Affective (or Mood) Disorders and Suicide
Chapter 8: The Psychosexual Disorders
Chapter 9: The Substance Use Disorders
Chapter 10: The Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
Chapter 11: The Personality Disorders
Chapter 12: Disorders of Impulse Control
Chapter 13: Disorders with Violence
Chapter 14: Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 15: Organic Mental Disorders and Mental Retardation
Chapter 16: Legal Issues and Psychological Practice
Chapter 17: Postscript: Positive Mental Health


COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface
Introduction and Major Historical Developments

Chapter 1: Concepts of Abnormality
The DSMs
Rates of Mental Disorders
A Presumably Normal Person Potentially Viewed as Pathological

Chapter 2: Theories and Techniques
Multiple Theoretical Views on Moderate Anxiety, Depression, and Simple Phobias
The Various Mental Health Professionals
An Overall Perspective on Treatment Change

Chapter 3: The Anxiety Disorders
The Three Little Boys: Hans, Albert, and Peter
Agoraphobia
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Chapter 4: The Dissociative and Sleep Disorders
Multiple Personality Disorder
Sleep Disorders

Chapter 5: The Somatoform Disorders
Somatoform Disorders Subcategories
Pain Disorder

Chapter 6: The Schizophrenic and Delusional (or Paranoid) Disorders
Undifferentiated Schizophrenia
Paranoid Schizophrenia

Chapter 7: The Affective (or Mood) Disorders and Suicide
Major Depressive Disorder Associated with a Suicide Attempt
Post-Partum Depression
Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Psychosis)

Chapter 8: The Psychosexual Disorders
Sexual Addiction
Paraphilias
Pedophilias
Megan’s Law
Sexual Predator Legislation
Transvestism
Gender Identity Disorder
Sexual Dysfunctions (Impotence)
Female Psychosexual Dysfunction

Chapter 9: The Substance Use Disorders
Alcohol Dependence and Abuse
Prescription Drug Abuse
Polysubstance Dependence
Nicotine Dependence

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

Chapter 11: The Personality Disorders
Personality Types and Their Potential Disorders
The Histrionic Personality Disorder
The Antisocial Personality Disorder
The Schizoid Personality Disorder
Malignant Narcissism

Chapter 12: Disorders of Impulse Control
Pathological Gambling
Kleptomania

Chapter 13: Disorders with Violence
Causes of Violence
The Serial Killer
The Death Penalty
Family Violence: Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children and Spouse Abuse

Chapter 14: Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
Development Language Disorder
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Autistic Disorder
Separation Anxiety Disorder Associated with School Refusal
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
School Violence
Identity Development Crisis or Disorder

Chapter 15: Organic Mental Disorders and Mental Retardation
Recovery of Functions Following Removal of Dominant Brain Hemisphere
Parkinson’s Disease and Pseudo-Parkinson’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease
Mental Retardation

Chapter 16: Legal Issues and Psychological Practice
Malingering, Factitious Disorder, or True Disorder?
Criminal Responsibility, Competency to Stand Trial, and Dangerousness, and a Case of Borderline Personality Disorder

Chapter 17: Postscript: Positive Mental Health

References
Index

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