Adult Abnormal Psychology

Adult Abnormal Psychology : Major Disorders

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This work represents a more advanced treatment of issues in abnormal psychology than is generally available in the various undergraduate texts. It covers the psychological processes underlying the major abnormalities of adult behaviour. The discipline offers a way of examining phenomena that is complementary to that involved in psychiatry and this book is therefore organized in terms of psychiatric diagnostic categories. The book is intended for postgraduate students in psychology and related subjects.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 396 pages
  • 150 x 230mm | 788g
  • CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 60 line drawings, 40 half-tone illustrations, index
  • 044303513X
  • 9780443035135

Table of contents

Classification and diagnosis; historical background to abnormal psychology; methodological issues in abnormal psychology; social perspectives on depresssion and schizophrenia; pyschological models of schizophrenia; psychological models in depression; current perspectives on anxiety; obsessive-compulsive disorder; psychopathy and personality disorder; hysteria; eating disorders; alcohol and drug dependence; sexual dysfunctions; abnormalities in the elderly.
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