Abnormal Psychology and Life A Dimensional Approach

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-01-01
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Chris Kearney and Tim Trull's ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY AND LIFE: A DIMENSIONAL APPROACH provides students with a concise, contemporary, science-based view of psychopathology that emphasizes the individual first and the disorder second. Through consistent pedagogy featuring clinical cases and real first-person narratives, the text illuminates our understanding that abnormal behavior--rather than being either present or absent--exists in everyone to some degree on a continuum from normal to pathological. By highlighting this widely accepted dimensional view--which places the behavior of an individual at the forefront of clinical assessment, prevention, definition, and treatment--the text's goal is to encourage students to become intelligent consumers of mental health information. With its emphasis on assessment and treatment as well as prevention, the book gives students the tools necessary to understand the precursors of abnormal behavior, overcome the stigma associated with it, and identify the real people classified as exhibiting it.

Table of Contents

Abnormal Psychology and Life: An Overview
Perspectives on Abnormal Psychology
Risk and Prevention of Mental Disorders
Diagnosis, Assessment, and Study of Mental Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders
Mood Disorders and Suicide
Eating Disorders
Substance Related Disorders
Personality Disorders
Sexual Disorders and Dysfunctions and Gender Identity Disorder
Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders
Developmental and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Cognitive Disorders
Consumer Guide to Abnormal Psychology
Appendix: Stress Related Problems
Name Index
Subject Index
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