Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis
Michel Hersen, Deborah C. Beidel
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 19, 2011 - Psychology - 816 pages
The most up-to-date coverage on adult psychopathology
Now in its sixth edition, Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosisoffers comprehensive coverage of the major psychological disordersand presents a balanced integration of empirical data anddiagnostic criteria to demonstrate the basis for individualdiagnoses. The accessible format, overview chapters on broaderissues--such as interviewing--that affect all diagnoses, and case study approach provide the ideal support for students toexamine and understand how diagnoses are reached and applied.
Updated to reflect the latest advancements in psychopathology, this edition offers contributions by internationally renownedleaders in the field, thirty percent of whom are new to thisedition. Coverage is featured of essential topics, including:
Neurobiological foundations of disorders
The problem of dual diagnoses
Expanded coverage of anxiety and gender issues
Overview chapter on interviewing
Mental disorders as discrete clinical conditions withdimensional characteristics
Encompassing the most current research in the field, AdultPsychopathology and Diagnosis, Sixth Edition provides a thoroughintroduction to the principles of the DSM-IV-TR classificationsystem and its application in clinical practice, includingdimensional and categorical classifications.