9781848608757

Understanding Abnormal Psychology: Clinical and Biological Perspectives

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    9781848608757

  • ISBN10:

    1848608756

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/1/2013
  • Publisher: SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
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Summary

Presenting a thorough understanding of abnormal psychology for undergraduate students this text focuses on the integration of psychology, biology and health. It goes beyond a descriptive overview of clinical disorders to provide a critical appreciation of the multifaceted aspects of mental illness. Each disorder is clearly and succinctly explained with the support of case studies. These examples are then used to introduce students to the debates surrounding current research, the biology of abnormal disorders and standards of treatment. The bridge between the biological elements of brain functioning and the psychological mechanisms that are responsible for coping and adjustment is thoroughly explored. This valuable consideration of the range of elements involved in the diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders gives students a broad and critical understanding of this complex and fascinating field.

Table of Contents

Defining abnormal behaviour
Defining Abnormal Behaviour
Models of Abnormal Behaviour
Psychology of Disorders
Physiology of Abnormal Behaviour
Genetics and Environmental Factors
Assessment, Diagnosis and Research Methods
Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Personality and Impulse Control Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Impulse-Control Disorders
Cognitive Disorders and Disorders Related to Aging
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