Abnormal Psychology, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Thomas F. Oltmanns / Robert E. Emery  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
8
Language
English
Total pages
608
Pub.-date
May 2014
ISBN13
9781292019635
ISBN
1292019638
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Description

It's not about "them", it's about all of us.


Abnormal Psychology, 8/e brings both the science and personal aspects of abnormal psychology to life with a focus on evidence-based practice and emerging research. Authors Thomas F. Oltmanns and Robert E. Emery present the most cutting edge information on abnormal psychology by covering methods and treatment in context. Organized around the way students learn, this title helps readers understand the biological, psychological, and social perspectives of abnormal psychology. 

The 8th edition has been updated to include DSM-5 information throughout. The authors have integrated DSM-5 into the fabric of every chapter in a thorough, critical way, helping readers think critically about these changes and discuss the pros and cons of the DSM diagnostic systems. 

 

MyPschLab (available as additional purchase, not offered standard with this text)

MyPsychLab is an integral part of the Oltmanns / Emery program. Engaging activities and assessments provide a teaching and learning system that helps students think like a explore abnormal psychology. With MyPsychLab, students can develop critical thinking skills through writing, simulate classic experiments and surveys, watch videos on research and applications, and explore the Visual Brain in 3-D.

 

Features

  • Improves Critical Thinking - The new feature Thinking Critically About DSM-5, in each chapter, encourages students to think deeply about the pros and cons of the diagnostic system. Critical Thinking Matters sections focus on both the research and treatments within abnormal psychology and encourage readers to be “inquiring skeptics.”
  • Engages Students Case Studies take the reader along the human journey of abnormal psychology by helping students to think more deeply about psychological disorders. In extended cases near the beginning of each chapter, in briefer cases later, and in first-person accounts throughout, the student sees how ordinary lives are disrupted by psychological problems—and how effective treatment can rebuild shattered lives.
  • Explores Research - Research has been updated throughout, including controversies about depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. Research Methods sections in every chapter allow for a more detailed coverage of research methods by making the material more manageable, focused, and relevant to chapter content.
  • Relates to the Real World - The video series Speaking Out: Interviews with People Who Struggle with Psychological Disorders give students a window into the lives of people who struggle with various kinds of mental disorders.

  • New to this Edition

    Chapter-by-Chapter Changes

     

    Chapter 1:

    • Updated discussion regarding the general definition of mental disorders, as employed in DSM-5, and new estimates regarding the number of mental health professionals delivering services

    Chapter 2:  

    • Enhanced coverage of gene–environment interactions (including “orchids” versus “dandelions”) and failures to replicate the effects of specific genes

    Chapter 3:

    • New evidence on what makes placebos “work,” on disseminating evidenced-based treatments, and  3rd wave” CBT

    Chapter 4:

    • Revised discussion of the reliability of diagnosis, based on new evidence from the DSM-5 field trials

    Chapter 5:

    • New mention of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (a category added to DSM-5), and new discussion of  evidence regarding the increase in military suicides, which have received considerable attention in the popular media

    Chapter 6:

    • Addition of material on hoarding disorder (another new diagnostic category added to DSM-5) and expanded coverage of the diagnostic features and prevalence of obsessive-compulsive symptoms and spectrum disorders, which are now listed separately from anxiety disorders in DSM-5

    Chapter 7:

    • Further consideration of resilience in response to trauma, questions about secondary trauma, and new questions about somatoform and dissociative disorders

    Chapter 8:

    • New research on cultural differences in social support, religion, and coping, and the daily experience of pain

    Chapter 9:

    • Careful explanation of the two approaches to classification of personality disorders that are now  included in DSM-5as well as the similarities and distinctions between them

    Chapter 10:  

    • Questions and new information about binge eating disorder and obesity; latest evidence on redefining, treating (the Maudsley method), and preventing eating disorders; up-to-date consideration of women’s portrayal in the media

    Chapter 11:

    • New evidence regarding the frequency of overdose deaths attributed to opioid pain-killers, which has increased dramatically in recent years as well as expanded coverage of gambling disorder, which is now listed with Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders in DSM-5

    Chapter 12:

    • Discussion of the revised approach to the definition and classification of paraphilic disorders

    Chapter 13:

    • Careful consideration of the proposed diagnostic construct “Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome,”  including its potential benefits as well as likely negative consequences

    Chapter 14:

    • Explanation of the change to neurocognitive disorders as the overall diagnostic term for this chapter as well as the deletion of the term amnestic disorder

    Chapter 15:

    • More questions about the autism spectrum, the so-called epidemic of autism, and estimates of the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder

    Chapter 16:

    • Questions about the DSM-5’s elimination of childhood disorders; updated discussion of adolescent depression, antidepressants, suicide risk; careful consideration of the new diagnosis and the issues behind it, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder

    Chapter 17:

    • Further consideration of “relational diagnoses,” complicated grief, and psychological pain 

    Chapter 18:

    • Discussion of how diagnostic thresholds are a matter of life and death in the case of intellectual disabilities; new material on advanced psychiatric directives

     

     


    Table of Contents

    In this Section:

    1. Brief Table of Contents

    2. Full Table of Contents

    1. Brief Table of Contents:

     

    Chapter 1:   Examples and Definitions of Abnormal Behavior

    Chapter 2:   Causes of Abnormal Behavior

    Chapter 3:   Treatment of Psychological Disorders Classification and Assessment of

     Abnormal Behavior

    Chapter 4:   Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior

    Chapter 5:   Mood Disorders and Suicide

    Chapter 6:   Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Chapter 7:   Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders, Dissociative Disorders,

     and Somatic Symptom Disorders

    Chapter 8:   Stress and Physical Health

    Chapter 9:   Personality Disorders

    Chapter 10:   Feeding and Eating Disorders

    Chapter 11:   Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

    Chapter 12:   Sexual Dysfunctions, Paraphilic Disorders, and Gender

     Dysphoria

    Chapter 13:   Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

    Chapter 14:   Neurocognitive Disorders

    Chapter 15:   Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Chapter 16:   Psychological Disorders of Childhood

    Chapter 17:   Adjustment Disorders and Life-cycle Transitions

    Chapter 18:   Mental Health and the Law

    2. Full Table of Contents

     

    Chapter 1:   Examples and Definitions of Abnormal Behavior

    Recognizing the Presence of a Disorder

    Defining Abnormal Behavior

    Who Experiences Abnormal Behavior?

    The Mental Health Professions

    Psychopathology in Historical Context

    Methods for the Scientific Study of Mental Disorders

     

    Chapter 2:   Causes of Abnormal Behavior

    Brief Historical Perspective

    Systems Theory

    Biological Factors

    Psychological Factors

    Social Factors

     

    Chapter 3:   Treatment of Psychological Disorders Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior

    Biological Treatments

    Psychodynamic Psychotherapies

    Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

    Humanistic Therapies

    Research on Psychotherapy

    Couple, Family, and Group Therapy

    Specific Treatments for Specific Disorders

     

    Chapter 4:   Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior

    Basic Issues in Classification

    Classifying Abnormal Behavior

    Evaluating Classification Systems

    Basic Issues in Assessment

    Psychological Assessment Procedures

    Biological Assessment Procedures

     

    Chapter 5:   Mood Disorders and Suicide

     

    Symptoms

    Diagnosis

    Course and Outcome

    Frequency

    Causes

    Treatment

    Suicide

     

    Chapter 6:   Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

    Diagnosis of Anxiety Disorders

    Frequency of Anxiety Disorders

    Causes of Anxiety Disorders

    Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

    Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

     

    Chapter 7:   Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders, Dissociative Disorders,

    and Somatic Symptom Disorders

    Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders

    Dissociative Disorders

    Somatic Symptom Disorders

     

    Chapter 8:   Stress and Physical Health

    Defining Stress

    Symptoms of Stress

    Diagnosis of Stress and Physical Illness

    Psychological Factors and Some Familiar Illnesses

    Cardiovascular Disease

     

    Chapter 9:   Personality Disorders

    Symptoms

    Diagnosis

    Frequency

    Schizotypal Personality Disorder (SPD)

    Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

    Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD)

     

    Chapter 10:   Feeding and Eating Disorders

    Symptoms of Anorexia

    Symptoms of Bulimia

    Diagnosis of Feeding and Eating Disorders

    Frequency of Anorexia and Bulimia

    Causes of Anorexia and Bulimia

    Treatment of Anorexia

    Treatment of Bulimia

    Prevention of Eating Disorders

     

    Chapter 11:   Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

    Dysphoria

    Symptoms

    Diagnosis

    Frequency

    Causes

    Treatment

    Gambling Disorder

     

    Chapter 12:   Sexual Dysfunctions, Paraphilic Disorders, and Gender

    Dysphoria

    Sexual Dysfunctions

    Paraphilic Disorders

    Gender Dysphoria

     

    Chapter 13:   Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

    Symptoms

    Diagnosis

    Frequency

    Causes

    Treatment

     

    Chapter 14:   Neurocognitive Disorders

    Symptoms

    Frequency of Delirium and Major Neurocognitive Disorders

    Causes

    Treatment and Management

     

    Chapter 15:   Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Intellectual Disabilities

    Autism Spectrum Disorder

     

    Chapter 16:   Psychological Disorders of Childhood

    Externalizing Disorders

    Internalizing and Other Disorders

     

    Chapter 17:   Adjustment Disorders and Life-cycle Transitions

    Symptoms

    The Transition to Adulthood

    Family Transitions

    The Transition to Later Life

     

    Chapter 18:   Mental Health and the Law

    Mental Illness and Criminal Responsibility

    Civil Commitment

    Mental Health and Family Law

    Professional Responsibilities and the Law