9780205689538

Abnormal Psychology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205689538

  • ISBN10:

    0205689531

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

For undergraduate courses in Abnormal Psychology

It's not about them; it's about all of us.

Oltmanns and Emery bring both the science and the personal aspects of abnormal psychology to life by emphasizing that abnormal psychology is not about "them," it's about all of us. Using extensive case studies, they present the most cutting edge information on abnormal psychology by covering methods and treatment in context. Organized around the way students learn, this ground breaking text integrates the biological, psychological, and social perspectives in one concurrent story.

This new edition retains the book's engaging and innovative systems approach, integrating the biological, psychological, and social perspectives in one concurrent story. Scientific methods are presented in a clear and non-threatening manner, and are based on the most current research. Chapter topics include personality disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders, sexual and gender identity disorders, schizophrenic disorders, mood disorders and suicide, treatment of psychological disorders, and more.

For psychologists, psychiatrists, and professionals in the mental health field.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Examples and Definitions of Abnormal Behavior
Causes of Abnormal Behavior
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior
Mood Disorders and Suicide
Anxiety Disorders
Acute and Post-traumatic Stress Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, and Somatoform Disorders
Stress and Physical Health
Personality Disorders
Eating Disorders
Substance Use Disorders
Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
Schizophrenic Disorders
Dementia, Delirium, and Amnestic Disorders
Mental Retardation and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Psychological Disorders of Childhood
Adjustment Disorders and Life-Cycle Transitions
Mental Health and the Law
Glossary
References
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index
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Very useful book April 17, 2011
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This textbook is very useful if you are taking an abnormal psych class or if you are considering a career in mental health. Oltmanns and Emery bring both the science and the personal aspects of abnormal psychology to life by emphasizing that abnormal psychology are not about "them," it's about all of us. The textbook was in great condition and exactly as described. It also arrived on time. Great seller and highly recommend.
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