Abnormal Psychology: Taking Sides - Clashing Views in Abnormal Psychology

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This Fifth Edition of TAKING SIDES: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An online instructor's resource guide with testing material is available. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM (ISBN 9780073343907) is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
Introductionp. xvi
Psychological Conditions and Treatmentsp. 1
Is Forced Treatment of Seriously Mentally Ill Individuals Justifiable?p. 2
Yes: from Overriding Mental Health Treatment Refusals: How Much Process Is "Due"? (The Berkeley Electronic Press, 2007)p. 4
No: from "How the Legal System Can Help Create a Recovery Culture in Mental Health Systems," Leading the Transformation to Recovery (2005)p. 17
Should Individuals with Anorexia Nervosa Have the Right to Refuse Life-Sustaining Treatment?p. 31
Yes: from "Anorexia Nervosa and Respecting a Refusal of Life-Prolonging Therapy: A Limited Justification," Bioethics (April 1, 2000)p. 33
No: from "When Does the 'Duty to Protect' Apply with a Client Who Has Anorexia Nervosa?" The Counseling Psychologist (July 2003)p. 42
Is Psychological Debriefing a Harmful Intervention for Survivors of Trauma?p. 59
Yes: from "Psychological Debriefing and the Workplace: Defining a Concept, Controversies and Guidelines for Intervention," Australian Psychologist (July 2003)p. 61
No: from "A Response to Devilly and Cotton Article 'Psychological Debriefing and the Workplace'," Australian Psychologist (March 2004)p. 77
Are Blocked and Recovered Memories Valid Phenomena?p. 86
Yes: from "False and Recovered Memories in the Laboratory and Clinic: A Review of Experimental and Clinical Evidence," Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice (Spring 2004)p. 88
No: from "An Unbalanced Balancing Act: Blocked, Recovered, and False Memories in the Laboratory and Clinic," Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice (Spring 2004)p. 119
Is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) a Real Disorder?p. 132
Yes: from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (NIH Publication No. 3572), Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2006)p. 134
No: from "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: What It Is and What It Is Not," in Rogers H. Wright and Nicholas A. Cummings, eds., Destructive Trends in Mental Health: The Well Intentioned Path to Harm (Routledge, 2005)p. 144
Should MDMA (Ecstasy) Be Prohibited, Even for Therapeutic Use?p. 155
Yes: from "NIDA Conference Highlights Scientific Findings on MDMA/Ecstasy," NIDA Notes (December 2001)p. 157
No: from "Using MDMA in the Treatment of Depression," in Julie Holland, ed., Ecstasy: The Complete Guide (Park Street Press, 2001)p. 166
Should Abstinence Be the Goal for Treating People with Alcohol Problems?p. 173
Yes: from "Should Abstinence Be the Goal for Alcohol Treatment?," The American Journal of Addictions (Fall 2001)p. 175
No: from Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems-Advice from Those Who Have Succeeded (Houghton Mifflin Co., 2001)p. 179
The Trend Toward Biological Interventionsp. 189
Should Memory-Dampening Drugs Be Used to Alleviate the Symptoms of Trauma?p. 190
Yes: from "Therapeutic Forgetting: The Legal and Ethical Implications of Memory Dampening," Vanderbilt Law Review (2006)p. 192
No: Beyond Therapy: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness (October 2003)p. 206
Are Antipsychotic Medications the Treatment of Choice for People with Psychosis?p. 217
Yes: from Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers, and Providers, 4th ed. (Quill 2001)p. 219
No: from Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill (Perseus 2002)p. 225
Is Ritalin Overprescribed?p. 231
Yes: from The Ritalin Fact Book: What Your Doctor Won't Tell You about ADHD and Stimulant Drugs (Perseus, 2002)p. 233
No: from Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents (Guilford, 2000)p. 244
Should Psychologists Prescribe Medication?p. 251
Yes: from "To Prescribe or Not To Prescribe-Is That the Question?" The Psychologist (April 2003)p. 253
No: from "Prescriptive Authority for Psychologists: A Looming Health Hazard?" Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice (Fall 2002)p. 257
Is Electroconvulsive Therapy Ethical?p. 275
Yes: from Electroshock: Restoring the Mind (Oxford University Press, 1999)p. 277
No: from "Shock Treatment IV: Resistance in the 1990s," in Robert F. Morgan, ed., Electroshock: The Case Against (Morgan Foundation, 1999)p. 281
Social Issuesp. 295
Is It Ethical to Support the Wish for Healthy Limb Amputation in People with Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID)?p. 296
Yes: from "Amputees by Choice: Body Integrity Identity Disorder and the Ethics of Amputation," Journal of Applied Philosophy (2005)p. 298
No: from "Secondhand Smoke: Blog of Wesley J. Smith" (2007)p. 311
Is Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy Ethical?p. 316
Yes: from "Motivational, Ethical, and Epistemological Foundations in the Treatment of Unwanted Homoerotic Attraction," Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (January 2003)p. 318
No: from "When Therapists Do Not Want Their Clients to Be Homosexual: A Response to Rosik's Article," Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (January 2003)p. 335
Does Exposure to Media Violence Promote Aggressive Behavior?p. 350
Yes: from Violence in the Media: A Reference Handbook (ABC-CLIO, 2005)p. 352
No: from Media Violence and Its Effect on Aggression: Assessing the Scientific Evidence (University of Toronto Press, 2002)p. 363
Would Legalization of Virtual Child Pornography Reduce Sexual Exploitation of Children?p. 375
Yes: from "Taking Free Speech Seriously: The United States Supreme Court and Virtual Child Pornography," UNC Public Law Research Paper No. 02-17 (November 2002)p. 377
No: from "Exposure to Pornography as a Cause of Child Sexual Victimization," in Nancy E. Dowd, Dorothy G. Singer, and Robin Fretwell Wilson, eds., Handbook of Children, Culture, and Violence (Sage Publication Inc., 2006)p. 383
Does Evolution Explain Why Men Rape?p. 397
Yes: from "Why Men Rape," The Sciences (January/February 2000)p. 399
No: from Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape (Simon & Schuster, 1975)p. 409
Should Mental Health Professionals Serve as Gatekeepers for Physician-Assisted Suicide?p. 418
Yes: from "Terminal Illness and Hastened Death Requests: The Important Role of the Mental Health Professional," Professional Psychology: Research and Practice (1997)p. 420
No: from "Should Psychiatrists Serve as Gatekeepers for Physician-Assisted Suicide?" The Hastings Center Report (July/August 1998)p. 426
Must Mentally III Murderers Have a Rational Understanding of Why They Are Being Sentenced to Death?p. 438
Yes: from "Brief for Amici Curiae American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association, and National Alliance on Mental Illness in Support of Petitioner," Scott Louis Panetti v. Nathaniel Quaterman, Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justic, Correctional Institutions Division, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 06-6407 (2007)p. 440
No: from "On Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit: Brief for the Respondent," Scott Louis Panetti v. Nathaniel Quaterman, Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Correctional Institutions Division, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 06-6407 (2007)p. 450
Contributorsp. 467
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