Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology, 9th Edition
December 2011, ©2012
Most textbooks on abnormal psychology include short descriptions of actual clinical cases. However, those presentations are necessarily brief and too fragmented for students to gain a clear understanding of the unique complexities of a person's troubled life. Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology, Ninth Edition takes mental disorders from the realm of theory into the complex reality of human lives. This casebook presents comprehensive coverage of 23 high interest cases that include topics such as eating disorders, gender identity disorder, borderline personality, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Each study (1) provides detailed descriptions of a range of clinical problems, (2) illustrates some of the ways in which these problems can be viewed and treated, and (3) discusses some of the evidence that is available concerning the prevalence and causes of the disorders in question.
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1. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 1
2. Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia 17
3. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Rape Trauma 35
4. Hypertension in an African American Man 52
5. Dissociative Identity Disorder: Multiple Personality 68
6. Major Depressive Disorder 87
7. Bipolar Disorder 102
8. Somatization Disorder 115
9. Schizophrenia: Paranoid Type 130
10. Psychotic Disorder (NOS), Substance Dependence, and Violence 145
11. Alcohol Dependence 159
12. Sexual Dysfunction: Female Orgasmic Disorder and Premature Ejaculation 171
13. Paraphilias: Exhibitionism and Frotteurism 188
14. Gender Identity Disorder: Transsexualism 202
15. Eating Disorder: Anorexia Nervosa 221
16. Eating Disorder: Bulimia Nervosa 234
17. Parasomnia: Nightmare Disorder and Isolated Sleep Paralysis 251
18. Paranoid Personality Disorder 265
19. Borderline Personality Disorder 283
20. Antisocial Personality Disorder: Psychopathy 297
21. Autistic Disorder 309
22. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 323
23. Oppositional Defiant Disorder 336
- A NEW chapter to describing a woman who experienced terrifying nightmares and an associated sleep paralysis. This new case provides important coverage of sleep disorders, which affect large numbers of people and have received increased attention in the professional literature.
- A comprehensive and scholarly casebook, written by a team of authors
- An excellent balance in various perspectives and treatments that include strong coverage of cultural, ethnic, gender, and women's issues throughout.
- Best known for its in-depth discussion sections, to get student to think further about the information and details presented.
- Includes a number of transcripts of therapy sessions, giving students a realistic view of psychotherapy.