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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2013-08-26
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Fully revised to incorporate DSM-5™ criteria and informed by the most current research in its discussions of diagnosis and treatment

Now in a second edition, Psychopathology: History, Diagnosis, and Empirical Foundations thoroughly explores psychopathology with contributions from leading scholars in psycho-pathology. The Second Edition offers an overview of various topics in the context of major changes included in the DSM-5™.

With new chapters on contextual factors affecting diagnoses and non-alcohol substance abuse, Psychopathology, Second Edition covers the history, theory, and assessment of anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, schizophrenia, the psychotic spectrum disorders, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, alcohol use disorders, psychopathy, sexual dysfunction, and sleep disorders.

In addition, each chapter of the Second Edition contains:

  • A description of the disorder, including brief history, case example, and epidemiological findings
  • Empirical foundations of each disorder, including findings regarding neurobiological, behavioral, cognitive, and emotional factors
  • Assessment of each disorder, including interviews, self-reports, neurobiological assessment, and clinical rating scales
  • Brief description and evaluation of the current interventions for each disorder
  • Summary and future directions

Practical and thorough, this text is an essential reference for all mental health professionals and a solid introduction for students in psychopathology courses.

Author Biography

W. EDWARD CRAIGHEAD, PhD, holds the J. Rex Fuqua Endowed Chair and is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University. He has provided leadership in professional organizations and serves as a clinical investigator in the realm of depressive disorders, currently focusing on prevention and differential treatment response to CBT and antidepressants.

DAVID J. MIKLOWITZ, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine, is a leading international scholar and author in the study of bipolar disorder. He currently is investigating the effectiveness of his family-focused therapy for youth at high risk for developing bipolar disorder.

LINDA W. CRAIGHEAD, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Emory University. In recent years her research has focused on applications of her appetite awareness model with binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa as well as on overweight individuals with comorbid health problems.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Issues in Diagnosis: Conceptual Issues and Controversies

Scott O. Lilienfeld, Sarah Francis Smith and Ashley L. Watts

Chapter 2: Strategies for Evidence-Based Assessment of Children and Adolescents: Measuring Prediction, Prescription, and Process

Eric A. Youngstrom and Thomas W. Frazier

Chapter 3: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Laura E. Fabricant, and Ryan J. Jacoby

Chapter 4: Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Karen Rowa, Heather K. Hood, and Martin M. Antony

Chapter 5: Social Anxiety Disorder

Deborah Roth Ledley, Brigette A. Erwin, Amanda S. Morrison, and Richard G. Heimberg

Chapter 6 Panic Disorder

Joanna J. Arch, Lauren N. Landy and Michelle G. Craske

Chapter 7: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Patricia A. Resick, Candice M. Monson, and Shireen L. Rizvi

Chapter 8: Major Depressive Disorder

Lorie A. Ritschel, Charles F. Gillespie, Eiríkur Ö. Arnarson, and W. Edward Craighead

Chapter 9: Dysthymia and Chronic Depression

Daniel N. Klein and Sarah R. Black

Chapter 10: Bipolar Disorders

David J. Miklowitz and Sheri L. Johnson

Chapter 11: Schizophrenia and the Psychosis Spectrum

Hanan D. Trotman, Vijay Mittal, Kevin Tessner, and Elaine F. Walker

Chapter 12 Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder

Linda W. Craighead, Margaret Martinez, and Kelly L. Klump

Chapter 13 Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa


Chapter 14: Borderline Personality Disorder

Jill M. Hooley and Sarah A. St. Germain

Chapter 15: Alcohol Use Disorders

Lara A. Ray, Kelly E. Courtney, and Guadalupe Bacio

Chapter 16: Psychopathy as psychopathology: Key developments in assessment, etiology, and treatment

Jennifer E. Vitale and Joseph P. Newman

Chapter 17: Sexual Dysfunction

Cindy M. Meston and Carey S. Pulverman

Chapter 18: Sleep Disorders

Jennifer C. Kanady and Allison G. Harvey

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