Table of contents:
Chapter 1: Abnormal Psychology: An Overview
What Do We Mean By Abnormality?
How Common Are Mental Disorders?
Research Approaches in Abnormal Psychology
Sources of Information
Forming and Testing Hypotheses
The Focus of This Book
Unresolved Issues–Are We All Becoming Mentally Ill? The Expanding Horizons of Mental Disorder
Chapter 2: Historical and Contemporary Views of Abnormal Behavior
Historical Views of Abnormal Behavior
Toward Humanitarian Approaches
Emergence of Contemporary Views of Abnormal Behavior
Unresolved Issues–Interpreting Historical Events
Chapter 3: Causal Factors and Viewpoints
Causes and Risk Factors for Abnormal Behavior
Viewpoints for Understanding the Causes of Abnormal Behavior
The Biological Viewpoint And Biological Causal Factors
The Psychological Viewpoints
Psychological Causal Factors
The Sociocultural Viewpoint
Sociocultural Causal Factors
Unresolved Issues–Theoretical Viewpoints and the Causes of Abnormal Behavior
Chapter 4: Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis
The Basic Elements in Assessment
Assessment of the Physical Organism
The Integration of Assessment Data
Classifying Abnormal Behavior
Unresolved Issues–Need for Change in the DSM
Chapter 5: Stress and Physical and Mental Health
What Is Stress?
Stress and the Stress Response
Treatment of Stress-Related Physical Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Prevention and Treatment of Stress Disorders
Unresolved Issues–What Should the Diagnostic Criteria for PTSD Be?
Chapter 6: Panic, Anxiety, and Their Disorders
The Fear and Anxiety Response Patterns
Overview of the Anxiety Disorders and Their Commonalities Specific Phobias
Panic Disorder With and Without Agoraphobia
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Sociocultural Causal Factors for All Anxiety Disorders
Unresolved Issues–Compulsive Hoarding: Is It a Subtype of OCD?
Chapter 7: Mood Disorders and Suicide
What Are Mood Disorders?
Unipolar Mood Disorders
Causal Factors in Unipolar Mood Disorders
Causal Factors in Bipolar Disorder
Sociocultural Factors Affecting Unipolar and Bipolar Disorders
Treatments and Outcomes
Unresolved Issues–Is There a Right to Die?
Chapter 8: Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders
Unresolved Issues–DID and the Reality of “Recovered Memories”
Chapter 9: Eating Disorders and Obesity
Clinical Aspects of Eating Disorders
Risk and Causal Factors in Eating Disorders
Treatment of Eating Disorders
Risk and Causal Factors in Obesity
Treatment of Obesity
Chapter 10: Personality Disorders
Clinical Features of Personality Disorders
Difficulties Doing Research on Personality Disorders
Cluster A Personality Disorders
Cluster B Personality Disorders
Cluster C Personality Disorders
Treatments and Outcomes for Personality Disorders
Antisocial Personality Disorder and Psychopathy
Unresolved Issues–Axis Ii Of Dsm-Iv-Tr: Moving Toward A Dimensional System Of Classification
Chapter 11: Substance-Related Disorders
Alcohol Abuse and Dependence
Drug Abuse and Dependence
Unresolved Issues–Exchanging Addictions: Is This an Effective Approach?
Chapter 12: Sexual Variants, Abuse, and Dysfunctions
Sociocultural Influences on Sexual Practices and Standards
Sexual and Gender Variants
Unresolved Issues–How Harmful Is Childhood Sexual Abuse?
Chapter 13: Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
Risk and Causal Factors
Treatments and Outcomes
Unresolved Issues–Can Schizophrenia Be Prevented?
Chapter 15: Disorders of Childhood and Adolesence
Maladaptive Behavior in Different Life Periods
Common Disorders of Childhood
Anxiety and Depression In Children and Adolescents
Symptom Disorders: Enuresis, Encopresis, Sleepwalking, and Tics
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Learning Disabilities and Mental Retardation
Planning Better Programs to Help Children And Adolescents
Unresolved Issues–Can Society Deal with Delinquent Behavior?
Chapter 16: Therapy
An Overview of Treatment
Measuring Success in Psychotherapy
What Therapeutic Approaches Should Be Used?
Psychosocial Approaches to Treatment
Biological Approaches to Treatment
Unresolved Issues–Is There Bias in the Reporting of Drug Trials?
Chapter 17: Contemporary and Legal Issues in Abnormal Psychology
Perspectives 0n Prevention
Controversial Legal Issues and the Mentally Disordered
Organized Efforts for Mental Health
Challenges for the Future
Unresolved Issues–The HMOs and Mental Health Care