Written in a lively and entertaining style, Facts and Fictions in Mental Health examines common conceptions and misconceptions surrounding mental health and its treatment. Each chapter focuses on a misconception and is followed by a discussion of related findings from scientific research.
- A compilation of the authors’ ‘Facts and Fictions’ columns written for Scientific American Mind, with the addition of six new columns exclusive to this book
- Written in a lively and often entertaining style, accessible to both the undergraduate and the interested general reader
- Each chapter covers a different “fiction” and allows readers to gain a more balanced and accurate view of important topics in mental health
- The six new columns examine myths and misconceptions of considerable interest and relevance to undergraduates in abnormal psychology courses
- Introductory material and references are included throughout the book