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Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis, 6th Edition

Michel Hersen (Editor), Deborah C. Beidel (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-13884-7
816 pages
December 2011
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The most up-to-date coverage on adult psychopathology

Now 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 disorders

  • The problem of dual diagnoses

  • Expanded coverage of anxiety and gender issues

  • Eating disorders

  • Overview chapter on interviewing

  • Mental disorders as discrete clinical conditions with dimensional characteristics

Encompassing 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.

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Part I Overview

Chapter 1 Mental Disorders as Discrete Clinical Conditions: Dimensional Versus Categorical Classification (Thomas A. Widiger and Whitney L. Gore)

Chapter 2 The Problem of Dual Diagnosis (Melanie E. Bennett, Jason Peer, and Selvija Gjonbalaj-Marovic)

Chapter 3 Structured and Semistructured Interviews for Differential Diagnosis: Fundamentals, Applications, and Essential Features (Daniel L. Segal, Anne E. Mueller, & Frederick L. Coolidge)

Chapter 4 Impact of Race and Ethnicity on the Expression, Assessment, and Diagnosis of Psychopathology (Susan Tinsley Li, Sandra Jenkins, and Sophia Grewal)

Part II Specific Disorders

Chapter 5 Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders (“Neurocognitive Disorders”) (Gerald Goldstein)

Chapter 6 Substance-Related Disorders: Alcohol (Eric F. Wagner, Michelle M. Hospital, Mark B. Sobell, and Linda C. Sobell)

Chapter 7 Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders: Drugs (Stacey B. Daughters, Jordana L. Hemberg, & Jessica M. Richards)

Chapter 8 Schizophrenia (Dennis R. Combs, Kim T. Mueser, and Marisela M. Gutierrez)

Chapter 9 Mood Disorders: Depressive Disorders (Leilani Feliciano and Patricia A. Areán)

Chapter 10 Bipolar Disorder (David J. Miklowitz and Sheri L. Johnson)

Chapter 11 Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Specific Phobias (David P. Valentiner and Thomas A. Fergus)

Chapter 12 Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Daniel Conybeare and Evelyn Behar)

Chapter 13 Somatoform Disorders (Gordon J. G. Asmundson, Michel A. Thibodeau, and Daniel L. Peluso)

Chapter 14 Dissociative Disorders (Steven Jay Lynn, Joanna Berg, Scott Lilienfeld, Harald Merckelbach, Timo Giesbrecht, Michelle Accardi, and Colleen Cleere)

Chapter 15 Sexual Dysfunctions and Paraphilias (Lori A. Brotto and Carolin Klein)

Chapter 16 Gender Identity Disorders (Anne A. Lawrence and Kenneth J. Zucker)

Chapter 17 Eating Disorders (Cynthia M. Bulik, Sara E. Trace, and Suzanne E. Mazzeo)

Chapter 18 Personality Disorders (Christopher J. Hopwood and Katherine M. Thomas)

Chapter 19 Sleep Disorders (Thomas W. Uhde, Bernadette Cortese, and Andrei Vedeniapin)

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MICHEL HERSEN, PhD, ABPP, is Professor and Dean of the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, and past president of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. He is coauthor and coeditor of 146 books and author of 226 scientific journal articles.

DEBORAH C. BEIDEL, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Psychology; Director of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology; and Director, Anxiety Disorders Clinic, University of Central Florida. Past president of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, she is the author or coauthor of over 220 journal articles, book chapters, and books.

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