This book offers a balanced, authoritative and objective portrait of the field today, encompassing all major theoretical models of abnormality, research directions, clinical experiences, therapies and controversies. Comer presents the subject clearly and compassionately, bringing in fascinating side points and quotes, hundreds of case studies, key definitions and special topic highlights. The sixth edition offers extensive updating and restructured coverage, e.g. on personality disorders, the psychodynamic perspective, neuroscience, the 'empirically-based treatment' movement, and disorders of childhood/adolescence and aging.
PART I: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY IN SCIENCE AND CLINICAL PRACTICE; Abnormal Psychology: Past and Present; Research in Abnormal Psychology; Models in Abnormality; Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment; PART II: PROBLEMS OF STRESS AND ANXIETY; Anxiety Disorders; Stress Disorders; Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders; PART III: PROBLEMS OF MOOD; Mood Disorders; Treatments for Mood Disorders; Suicide; PART IV: PROBLEMS OF MIND AND BODY; Eating Disorders; Substance-Related Disorders; Sexual Disorders and Gender Identity Disorder; PART V: PROBLEMS OF PSYCHOSIS; Schizophrenia; Treatments for Schizophrenia; PART VI: LIFE-SPAN PROBLEMS; Personailty Disorders; Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence; Disorders of Aging and Cognition; CONCLUSION; Law, Society, and the Mental Health Profession.