This distinguished book is considered the most comprehensive in its field, and the author team includes the most preeminent and respected researchers in abnormal psychology today. The new 13th edition introduces a striking new design, new topics, fresh insights, streamlined writing, and a sharper focus on research in psychopathology have emerged.
1. Abnormal Psychology: An Overview What Do We Mean by Abnormal Behavior? How Common Are Mental Disorders? Research Approaches in Abnormal Psychology The Focus of This Book 2. Historical and Contemporary Views of Abnormal Behavior Historical Views of Abnormal Behavior Toward Humanitarian Approaches Contemporary Views of Abnormal Behavior 3. Causal Factors and Viewpoints in Abnormal Psychology Causes and Risk Factors for Abnormal Behavior The Biological Viewpoint and Biological Causal Factors The Psychosocial Viewpoints Psychosocial Causal Factors The Sociocultural Viewpoint Sociocultural Causal Factors 4. Clinical Assessment The Basic Elements in Assessment Assessment of the Physical Organism Psychosocial Assessment The Integration of Assessment Data Classifying Abnormal Behavior 5. Stress and Adjustment Disorders What Is Stress? The Effects of Severe Stress Adjustment Disorder: Reactions to Common Life Stressors Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Reactions to Catastrophic Events Prevention and Treatment of Stress Disorders 6. Panic, Anxiety, and their Disorders The Fear and Anxiety Response Patterns Overview of the Anxiety Disorders Specific Phobias Social Phobias Panic Disorder With and Without Agoraphobia Generalized Anxiety Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder General Sociocultural Causal Factors for All Anxiety Disorders 7. Mood Disorders and Suicide What Are Mood Disorders? Unipolar Mood Disorders Causal Factors in Unipolar Mood Disorders Bipolar Disorders Causal Factors in Bipolar Disorder Sociocultural Factors Affecting Unipolar and Bipolar Disorders Treatments and Outcomes Suicide 8. Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders Somatoform Disorders Dissociative Disorders 9. Eating Disorders and Obesity Clinical Aspects of Eating Disorders Risk and Causal Factors in Eating Disorders Treatment of Eating Disorders Obesity Treatment of Obesity 10. Health Problems and Behavior Psychological Factors in Health and Disease Cardiovascular Disease General Causal Factors in Physical Disease Treatments and Outcomes 11. Personality Disorders Clinical Features of Personality Disorders Difficulties Doing Research on Personality Disorders Categories of Personality Disorders Treatments and Outcomes Antisocial Personality and Psychopathy 12. Substance-Related Disorders Alcohol Abuse and Dependence Drug Abuse and Dependence 13. Sexual Variants, Abuse, and Dysfunctions Sociocultural Influences on Sexual Practices and Standards Sexual and Gender Variants Sexual Abuse Sexual Dysfunctions 14. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders The Clinical Picture in Schizophrenia Subtypes of Schizophrenia What Causes Schizophrenia Treatment and Clinical Outcome 15. Cognitive Disorders Brain Impairment in Adults Delirium Dementia Amnestic Syndrome Disorders Involving Head Injury Treatments and Outcomes 16. Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence Maladaptive Behavior in Different Life Periods Common Disorders of Childhood Learning Disorders and Mental Retardation Planning Better Programs to Help Children and Adolescents 17. Therapies An Overview of Treament Measuring Success in Psychotherapy What Therapeutic Approach Should Be Used? Psychological Approaches to Treatment Psychotherapy and Society 18. Contemporary and Legal Issues in Abnormal Psychology Perspectives on Prevention Controversial Legal Issues and the Mentally Disordered Organized Efforts for Mental Health Challenges for the Future