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Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis, 5th Edition

Michel Hersen (Editor), Samuel M. Turner (Editor), Deborah C. Beidel (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-04632-6 January 2011 744 Pages


The most up-to-date coverage on adult psychopathology

Adult 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 practice
  • The biological and neurological foundations of disorders and the implications of psychopharmacology in treatment
  • Illustrative case material as well as clinical discussions addressing specific disorders, diagnostic criteria, major theories of etiology, and issues of assessment and measurement
  • Coverage of the major diagnostic entities and problems seen in daily clinical work by those in hospitals, clinics, and private practice
  • A new chapter on race and ethnicity by renowned expert Stanley Sue
Part I: Overview.

1 Mental Disorders as Discrete Clinical Conditions: Dimensional versus Categorical Classification (Thomas A. Widiger and Stephanie Mullins-Sweatt).

2 The Problem of Dual Diagnosis (Melanie E. Bennett and Selvija Gjonbalaj-Morovic).

3 Structured and Semistructured Interviews for Differential Diagnosis: Issues and Applications (Daniel L. Segal and Frederick L. Coolidge).

4 Impact of Race and Ethnicity (Susan Tinsley Li, Sandra Jenkins, and Alecia Sundsmo).

Part II: Specific Disorders.

5 Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders (Gerald Goldstein).

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

7 Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders: Drugs (Stacey B. Daughters, Marina A. Bornovalova, Christopher J. Correia, and C. W. Lejuez).

8 Schizophrenia (Dennis R. Combs and Kim T. Mueser).

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

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

11 Anxiety Disorders (Deborah C. Beidel and Brooke Stipelman).

12 Somatoform Disorders (Laurence J. Kirmayer and Karl J. Looper).

13 Dissociative Disorders (Etzel Cardeña and David H. Gleaves).

14 Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders (Lori A. Brotto and Carolin Klein).

15 Eating Disorders (J. Kevin Thompson, Megan Roehrig, and Bill N. Kinder).

16 Sleep Disorders (Charles M. Morin and Jack D. Edinger).

17 Personality Disorders (Emily B. Ansell and Carlos M. Grilo).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

•  Keeping up with the advances in knowledge, the fifth edition includes more on biology and neurological foundations of disorders.

•  New chapter on "Impact of Race and Ethnicity on the Expression, Assessment and Diagnosis of Psychopathology," by renowned expert Stanley Sue.

"Editor Hersen (psychology, Pacific Univ.; Psychological Assessment) began this revision shortly before the death of fourth-edition author/editor Samuel M. Turner (psychology, Univ. of Maryland; Diagnostic Interviewing); colleague Deborah C. Beidel (psychiatry, Penn State Coll. of Medicine; Shy Children) joined the project afterward. Comprising 17 expanded chapters and one new one (on race and ethnicity), it uses the nomenclature of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV throughout and includes the field's most current research. Following nine field specialists' theories on classifications, diagnoses, the interviewing process, and relevant racial, ethnic, and genetic concerns, 13 chapters explain recognized clinical disorders, their distinct neural pathology, associated case studies, related epidemiology, and suggested treatments. Written specifically for field specialists, this edition will prove vital to psychological and psychiatric medical collections." (Library Journal, July 15, 2007)
•  Provides thorough introduction to the principles of DSM-IV-TRTM classification system and its application in clinical practice.

•  Each chapter in Part 2 (Specific Disorders) adheres to the same proven structure to facilitate readers understanding and learning.