Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior: Pearson New International Edition VitalSource eText (9e) : 9781292054438

Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior: Pearson New International Edition VitalSource eText (9e)

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Contemporary Cases for Students

Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior brings the field of abnormal psychology to life with its rare combination of readability, humor, and strong scholarship.

This rich collection of case studies integrates contemporary and recognizable classic cases to illustrate a wide range of clinical and legal issues. To enable students to more fully understand the nature of the disorder, each case contains the full background material relevant to etiological, diagnostic, and therapeutic considerations. Significant family and social history data are also presented in order to give students a clear picture of how specific behavior patterns were generated and maintained.

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  • Improve Critical Thinking - Quotes and anecdotes stimulate critical thinking and can be used by instructors to jumpstart classroom discussion.
  • Engage Students - A wide range of highly recognizable and interesting case studies help students see the real-life relevance of psychological disorders.
  • Explore Research - The most up-to-date DSM-IV-TR materials are incorporated into the text; all major DSM disorders are covered.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Concepts of Abnormality
Chapter 2: Theories and Techniques
Chapter 3: The Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 4: The Dissociative and Sleep Disorders
Chapter 5: The Somatoform Disorders
Chapter 6: The Schizophrenic and Delusional (or Paranoid) Disorders
Chapter 7: The Affective (or Mood) Disorders and Suicide
Chapter 8: The Psychosexual Disorders
Chapter 9: The Substance Use Disorders
Chapter 10: The Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
Chapter 11: The Personality Disorders
Chapter 12: Disorders of Impulse Control
Chapter 13: Disorders with Violence
Chapter 14: Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 15: Organic Mental Disorders and Mental Retardation
Chapter 16: Legal Issues and Psychological Practice
Chapter 17: Postscript: Positive Mental Health
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