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A modern take on adult disorders, incorporating context, research, and more
Psychopathology provides unique, state-of-the-art coverage of adult psychopathology as categorical, evidence-based, and continuously evolving. Comprehensive coverage features a detailed examination of DSM disorders, including description, epidemiology, prevalence, consequences, neurobiological and translational research, treatment, and more, with each chapter written by an experts in the field. Mapped to the DSM-5, each chapter includes clinical case examples that illustrate how psychopathology and assessment influence treatment. This new third edition has been updated to align with the latest thinking on alcohol and substance use disorders, sleep-wake disorders, and personality disorders. Students will delve into the DSM system's limitations and strengths, and they will gain deeper insight into the historical context in which today's diagnoses are made.
Advancing research continues to broaden the boundaries of psychopathology beyond traditional lines, revealing its complexity while simultaneously deepening our understanding of these disorders and how to treat them. This book goes beyond DSM descriptions to provide a comprehensive look at the whole disorder, from assessment through treatment and beyond.Review DSM-5 classifications matched with illustrative case examples
Learn the neurobiological and genetic factors related to each disorder
Understand related behavioral, social, cognitive, and emotional effects
Delve into translational research, assessment methodologies, and treatmentContributions from specialists in each disorder provide exceptional insight into all aspects of theory and clinical care. Psychopathology helps students see the whole disorder—and the whole patient.
Descriptive psychopathology involves categorizing, defining and understanding symptoms as reported by people and observed through their behavior. Explanatory psychopathology looks to find explanations for certain kinds of symptoms according to theoretical ...
Psychopathology is a term which refers to either the study of mental illness or mental distress or the manifestation of behaviours and experiences which may be indicative of mental illness or...
Just like pathology is the study of the nature of disease (including causes, development, and outcomes), psychopathology is the study of the same concepts within the realm of mental health (or illness).
Psychopathology definition is - the study of psychological and behavioral dysfunction occurring in mental illness or in social disorganization; also : such dysfunction.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Definitions of Abnormality: Statistical Infrequency, Deviation from Social Norms, Failure to Function Adequately, Deviation from Ideal Mental Health.
Psychopathology is a field of psychology that studies mental disorders from a standpoint similar to that of medicine - that is, differentiating between "normal psychology" and "pathological psychology" identical from a conceptual point of view to medical diseases.
Detailed descriptions and empirical research relating to a range of clinical problems form the core of the course. Topics include schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality, somatoform and dissociative disorders, and disorders of childhood.
Psychopathology is the origin of mental disorders, how they develop and their symptoms, Betty Rudd writes in her book, Introducing Psychopathology.