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Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior, 9th Edition

By Robert G. Meyer, Christopher M. Weaver

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 22, 2012

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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.

 

Teaching & Learning Experience

  • 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-TR-IV materials are incorporated into the text; all major DSM disorders are covered.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF
2.) COMPREHENSIVE


 

BRIEF 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


 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Preface
Introduction and Major Historical Developments

 

Chapter 1: Concepts of Abnormality
The DSMs
Rates of Mental Disorders
A Presumably Normal Person Potentially Viewed as Pathological
 
Chapter 2: Theories and Techniques
Multiple Theoretical Views on Moderate Anxiety, Depression, and Simple Phobias
The Various Mental Health Professionals
An Overall Perspective on Treatment Change
 
Chapter 3: The Anxiety Disorders
The Three Little Boys: Hans, Albert, and Peter
Agoraphobia
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
 
Chapter 4: The Dissociative and Sleep Disorders
Multiple Personality Disorder
Sleep Disorders
 
Chapter 5: The Somatoform Disorders
Somatoform Disorders Subcategories
Pain Disorder
 
Chapter 6: The Schizophrenic and Delusional (or Paranoid) Disorders
Undifferentiated Schizophrenia
Paranoid Schizophrenia
 
Chapter 7: The Affective (or Mood) Disorders and Suicide
Major Depressive Disorder Associated with a Suicide Attempt
Post-Partum Depression
Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Psychosis)
 
Chapter 8: The Psychosexual Disorders
Sexual Addiction
Paraphilias
Pedophilias
Megan’s Law
Sexual Predator Legislation
Transvestism
Gender Identity Disorder
Sexual Dysfunctions (Impotence)
Female Psychosexual Dysfunction
 
Chapter 9: The Substance Use Disorders
Alcohol Dependence and Abuse
Prescription Drug Abuse
Polysubstance Dependence
Nicotine Dependence
 
Chapter 10: The Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
Anorexia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa
 
Chapter 11: The Personality Disorders
Personality Types and Their Potential Disorders
The Histrionic Personality Disorder
The Antisocial Personality Disorder
The Schizoid Personality Disorder
Malignant Narcissism
 
Chapter 12: Disorders of Impulse Control
Pathological Gambling
Kleptomania

 

Chapter 13: Disorders with Violence
Causes of Violence
The Serial Killer
The Death Penalty
Family Violence: Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children and Spouse Abuse
 
Chapter 14: Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
Development Language Disorder
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Autistic Disorder
Separation Anxiety Disorder Associated with School Refusal
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
School Violence
Identity Development Crisis or Disorder
 
Chapter 15: Organic Mental Disorders and Mental Retardation
Recovery of Functions Following Removal of Dominant Brain Hemisphere
Parkinson’s Disease and Pseudo-Parkinson’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease
Mental Retardation
 
Chapter 16: Legal Issues and Psychological Practice
Malingering, Factitious Disorder, or True Disorder?
Criminal Responsibility, Competency to Stand Trial, and Dangerousness, and a Case of Borderline Personality Disorder
 
Chapter 17: Postscript: Positive Mental Health
 
References
Index

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