This clear and authoritativesurvey spans the epidemiology of abnormalbehavior, the evaluation of interventions, and theeffects of mental illness on both the individualand the family. It usesvulnerability and stress as pivotal conceptswithin the interactional approach, enabling thereader to easily discern why maladaptive behavioroccurs and understand how it can be treatedeffectively. For professionals inthe field of abnormal psychology andpsychopathology.TOC: 1. Abnormal Psychology.
2. The Historical Background of Abnormal Psychology.
3. Theoretical Perspectives on Maladaptive Behavior.
4. Classification and Assessment.
5. Vulnerability, Stress, and Coping: Maladaptive Reactions.
6. Anxiety Disorders.
7. Psychological Factors and Physical Symptoms.
8. Sexual Variations and Disorders.
9. Personality Disorders.
10. Mood Disorders.
11. Schizophrenic Disorders.
12. Causes and Markers of Schizophrenia.
13. Brain Disorders and Changes Related to Aging.
14. Addictive Disorders.
15. Maladaptive Behaviors of Childhood and Adolescence.
16. Developmental Disorders.
17. Therapies and Their Evaluation.
18. Society's Response to Maladaptive Behavior.
A textbook for a beginning course. Continues from the previous edition (no date noted) to thread the concepts of vulnerability and resilience throughout as unifying themes. The pedagogical tools include case studies; first-person accounts; and detailed reviews of research techniques, methods, and findings. The ninth edition brings the examples of research and clinical practice up to date, and reorganizes material both within and between chapters. Instructor materials are also available. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.