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Presents a balanced Scientist - Practitioner - Educator approach to understanding Abnormal Psychology. Several features distinguish this text from other textbooks currently available. First, the base of abnormal psychology rests on knowledge generated through scientific studies and clinical practice This text emphasizes this rich blend throughout. Second, it is increasingly clear that most forms of adult abnormal behavior either begin in childhood or have childhood precursors This text highlights what is known about the developmental trajectory of each condition. Such a focus is instrumental in helping students gain some insight into the etiology of maladaptive conditions. Third, Beidel integrates biological findings with findings from social and behavioral sciences to foster the perspective that abnormal behavior is complex and subject to many different forces, and highlight how these variables often interact in a reciprocal fashion. Fourth, scientific findings with respect to race and gender are discussed with respect to each condition. This includes a discussion of prevalence, differences in symptom manifestation, and any known etiological differences. Importantly, an effort is made to "bring to life" the nature of these conditions by providing vivid clinical descriptions In addition to short descriptions used liberally throughout each chapter, a fully integrated case study is presented at the end of each chapter, again illustrating the interplay of biological, psychosocial and emotional factors. My Psych Lab contains study tools such as flashcards, self tests, videos, as well as Speaking Out: DSM in Context which ties real patient interview videos to specific content from the DSM-IV, helping students understand how the DSM-IV criteria applies to real people experiencing disorders My Psych Lab is available at www.mypsychlab.com. Visit the Beidel preview website to view a sample chapter, sample Speaking Out: DSM in Context videos,watch an interview with the author, read reviewer quotes, and much more! http://www.pearsonhighered.com/showcase/beidel1e/
The most up-to-date coverage on adult psychopathologyNow in its sixth edition, Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis offers comprehensive coverage of the major psychological disorders and presents a balanced integration of empirical data and diagnostic criteria to demonstrate the basis for individual diagnoses. The accessible format, overview chapters on broader issues--such as interviewing--that affect all diagnoses, and case study approach provide the ideal support for students to examine and understand how diagnoses are reached and applied.Updated to reflect the latest advancements in psychopathology, this edition offers contributions by internationally renowned leaders in the field, thirty percent of whom are new to this edition. Coverage is featured of essential topics, including:Neurobiological foundations of disordersThe problem of dual diagnosesExpanded coverage of anxiety and gender issuesEating disordersOverview chapter on interviewingMental disorders as discrete clinical conditions with dimensional characteristicsEncompassing the most current research in the field, Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis, Sixth Edition provides a thorough introduction to the principles of the DSM-IV-TR classification system and its application in clinical practice, including dimensional and categorical classifications.
Proven Classic Updated to Reflect the DSM-5The accessible format, overview chapters on broader issues--such as interviewing--that affect all diagnoses, and case study approach provide the ideal support for students to examine and understand how diagnoses are reached and applied.Updated to reflect the latest neurobiological advancements in psychopathology, this edition follows the same proven chapter structure for the disorder chapters of previous editions to facilitate readers' understanding and learning. Updates include topics such as:The new Schizophrenic Spectrum designation and other psychotic disordersThe revised approach to eating disordersTwo new chapters reflect the unsettled nature of the DSM-5 for academics and clinicians alike: Chapter 21: Conditions for Further Study and Chapter 22: Alternative DSM-5 Model for Personality Disorders.Encompassing the most current research in the field, Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis, Seventh Edition provides a thorough introduction to our current conceptualization of psychopathology and its application in clinical practice, including dimensional and categorical classifications.
The most up-to-date coverage on adult psychopathologyAdult Psychopathology and Diagnosis, Fifth Edition offers comprehensive coverage of the major psychological disorders and presents a balanced integration of empirical data and diagnostic criteria to demonstrate the basis for individual diagnoses. The accessible format and case study approach provide the opportunity to understand how diagnoses are reached.Updated to reflect the rapid developments in the field of psychopathology, this Fifth Edition encompasses the most current research in the field including:A thorough introduction to the principles of the DSM-IV-TR classification system and its application in clinical practiceThe biological and neurological foundations of disorders and the implications of psychopharmacology in treatmentIllustrative case material as well as clinical discussions addressing specific disorders, diagnostic criteria, major theories of etiology, and issues of assessment and measurementCoverage of the major diagnostic entities and problems seen in daily clinical work by those in hospitals, clinics, and private practiceA new chapter on race and ethnicity by renowned expert Stanley Sue
A complete guide to evidence based interventions for childrenand adolescents The past decade has witnessed the development of numerousinterventions proved to be highly effective; several treatments arenow considered to be "well established" or "probably efficacious"interventions for children. Given the range of providers workingwith children--clinical psychologists, child psychiatrists,clinical social workers, school psychologists, and marriage andfamily therapists--this book is designed to provide allprofessionals the information they now need about the use of theseevidence-based interventions (EBIs), as well as the evaluationcriteria used to determine their efficacy in in meeting the mentalhealth needs of children.Alfano and Beidel have assembled a team of experts to write thedisorder chapters. Each chapter begins with an overview of thedisorder then delves into evidence-based approaches to treatment,the impact of parental involvement, case-by-case modifications,progress measurement, and clinical examples. In overview chaptersthe editors cover:The role of development in treatment planning andimplementationDissemination of EBIs into school and community settingsThe use of controversial therapies with childrenEmerging methods of service delivery and accessimprovementComprehensive Evidence Based Interventions for Children andAdolescents provides clinicians, researchers, and studentsalike with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical skills toprovide children and adolescents with the best care possible.
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