"Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology" helps students understand what it is really like to live with, study, and treat psychological disorders. Combining the latest research with the actual experiences of clients, their families, and practicing therapists, Ron Comer opens the doors of this inherently fascinating field in an eye-opening, science-based, and yet human way. Comer not only encourages students to think critically about the science and study of mental disorders he also reveals the humanity behind them.The new edition of "Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology" incorporates new directions in theory, diagnosis, and therapy, with much new material on cultural aspects of psychological dysfunction, on new wave cognitive and cognitive-behavioral approaches, and on the latest relevant findings from the field of neuroscience.Available with the new edition isthe latest in media-powered teaching and learning support, including the new Abnormal Psychology Video Tool Kit (available to package with the text)."
Table of Contents
PART I: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY IN SCIENCE AND CLINICAL PRACTICE Abnormal Psychology: Past and Present Models of Abnormality Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment PART II: PROBLEMS OF ANXIETY AND MOOD Anxiety Disorders Stress Disorders Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders Mood Disorders Suicide PART III: PROBLEMS OF THE MIND AND BODY Eating Disorders Substance-Related Disorders Sexual Disorders and Gender Identity Disorder PART IV: PROBLEMS OF PSYCHOSIS AND THE COGNITIVE FUNCTION Schizophrenia PART V: LIFE-SPAN PROBLEMS Personality Disorders Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence Disorders of Aging and Cognition PART VI: CONCLUSION Law, Society, and the Mental Health Profession
RONALD J. COMER is Professor of Psychology at Princeton University, USA. He is also a practicing clinical psychologist and serves as a consultant to hospitals, individual families and the Eden Institute for Persons with Autism, USA