Understanding Abnormal Psychology provides a thorough understanding of abnormal psychology with a focus on the integration of psychology, biology and health. It goes beyond a descriptive overview of clinical disorders to provide a critical appreciation of the multifaceted aspects of mental illness. Each disorder is clearly and succinctly explained with the support of case studies. These examples are then used to introduce the debates surrounding current research, the biology of abnormal disorders and standards of treatment. The bridge between the biological elements of brain functioning and the psychological mechanisms that are responsible for coping and adjustment is thoroughly explored. This valuable consideration of the range of elements involved in the diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders will provide you with a broad and critical understanding of this complex and fascinating field.
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Chapter 1: Defining abnormal behaviourChapter 2: Models of Abnormal BehaviourChapter 3: Psychology of DisordersChapter 4: Physiology of Abnormal BehaviourChapter 5: Genetics and Environmental FactorsChapter 6: Assessment, Diagnosis, Research Methods and EthicsChapter 7: Child Development and Abnormal PsychologyChapter 8: Child Disorders and PsychopathologyChapter 9: Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic DisordersChapter 10: Mood DisordersChapter 11: Anxiety DisordersChapter 12: Personality DisordersChapter 13: Substance-Related DisordersChapter 14: Alzheimer's, Cognitive Disorders and Disorders Related to Aging