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Abnormal and clinical psychology : an introductory textbook

Author: Paul Bennett
Publisher: Maidenhead, Berkshire, England : McGraw Hill : Open University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Extensively updated, this popular textbook includes the latest research and therapeutic approaches, including CBT, as well as developments in clinical practice. The book introduces and evaluates the conceptual models of mental health problems and their treatment, and provides valuable analyses of various disorders, such as schizophrenia and paedophilia.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Bennett
ISBN: 9780335237463 0335237460
OCLC Number: 727077711
Description: ix, 533 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction --
Concepts of abnormality --
Historical overview --
Somatogenic and psychogenic perspectives --
Care in the community --
Issues of diagnosis --
medical model --
Classification systems --
Alternatives to the medical model --
aetiology of mental health problems --
Genetic models --
Biological models --
Psychological models --
Socio-cultural models --
Systemic models --
Biopsychosocial models --
Chapter summary --
For discussion --
Key terms --
Further reading --
2. psychological perspective --
psychoanalytic approach --
Freud --
Freud's contemporaries and descendants --
practice of psychoanalysis --
Behavioural approaches --
Classical conditioning --
Operant conditioning --
Combining classical and operant conditioning --
Behaviour therapy --
Classical conditioning-based interventions --
Cognitive approaches --
Social learning theory --
Emerging clinical models^^^ Cognitive behavioural therapy --
Experiencing cognitive behavioural therapy --
Humanistic approaches --
Models of the individual and neurosis --
Humanistic therapy --
How effective are the therapies? --
Meta-analyses --
Chapter summary --
For discussion --
Key terms 1 --
Further reading --
3. New directions in cognitive therapy --
Is it necessary to change cognitions? --
third generation of CBT --
transtheoretical model --
Self-Regulatory Executive Function (S-REF) model --
Metacognitive therapy --
Mindfulness and attentional control skills --
Attention control skills --
Metacognitive formulation and treatment approaches --
Relational frames theory --
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) --
process of therapy --
Chapter summary --
For discussion --
Further reading --
4. Biological explanations and treatments --
behavioural anatomy of the brain --
Hindbrain, midbrain and forebrain --
Cerebrum --
synapse^^^els^^^ neurotransmitters --
autonomic nervous system --
Drug therapies --
Treating depression --
Treating anxiety --
Treating schizophrenia --
Adherence to drug treatments --
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) --
ECT controversy --
Alternatives to ECT --
Psychosurgery --
Availability of psychosurgery --
Post-operative effects --
Chapter summary --
For discussion --
Key terms --
Further reading --
5. Beyond the individual --
systems approach --
Structural family therapy --
Strategic family therapy --
How effective is systemic therapy? --
Psychosocial explanations of mental health problems --
Socio-economic status --
Gender differences --
Minority status --
Mental health promotion --
Individual interventions --
Using the media --
Economic interventions --
Systemic interventions --
Cross-cultural issues --
Presentation of problems --
Seeking help --
Chapter summary --
For discussion --
Key term --
Further reading --
6^ Somatoform disorders --
Somatization disorder --
Prevalence of somatization disorder --
Aetiology of somatization disorder --
Treatment of somatization disorder --
Hypochondriasis --
Prevalence of hypochondriasis --
Aetiology of hypochondriasis --
Treatment of hypochondriasis --
Body dysmorphic disorder --
Aetiology of body dysmorphic disorder --
Treatment of body dysmorphic disorder --
Conversion disorder --
Aetiology of conversion disorder --
Treatment of conversion disorder --
Chapter summary --
For discussion --
Key terms --
Further reading --
7. Schizophrenia --
nature of schizophrenia --
Personal experiences --
DSM diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia --
Alternative view of the symptoms --
Deconstructing schizophrenia --
Aetiology of schizophrenia --
Genetic factors --
Biological mechanisms --
Substance abuse --
Psychosocial factors --
psychobiological model --
Psychological models^^^ --
Further reading --
6^ Treatment of schizophrenia --
Antipsychotic medication --
Electroconvulsive therapy --
Psychological approaches --
Chapter summary --
For discussion --
Key terms --
Further reading --
8. Anxiety disorders --
Simple phobias --
Aetiology of phobias --
Treatment of phobias --
Generalized anxiety disorder --
Aetiology of GAD --
Treatment of generalized anxiety disorder --
Panic disorder --
Aetiology of panic disorder --
Treatment of panic disorder --
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) --
Aetiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder --
Treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder --
Chapter summary --
For discussion --
Key term --
Further reading --
9. Mood disorders --
Major depression --
Aetiology of major depression --
Treatment of major depression --
Suicide --
Aetiology of suicide --
Treatment of attempted suicide --
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) --
Aetiology of seasonal affective disorder^^^rther reading --
6^ Treatment of seasonal affective disorder --
Bipolar disorder --
Aetiology of bipolar disorder --
Treatment of bipolar disorder --
Chapter summary --
For discussion --
Key terms --
Further reading --
10. Trauma-related conditions --
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) --
9/11 and PTSD --
Aetiology of PTSD --
Treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder --
Recovered memory --
Explanations of recovered memory --
Evidence of recovered memory --
Overview of the evidence --
Dissociative identity disorder (DID) --
Aetiology of DID --
battleground of DID --
Treatment of DID --
Chapter summary --
For discussion --
Key term --
Further reading --
11. Sexual disorders --
Sexual dysfunctions --
Erectile dysfunction --
Aetiology of erectile dysfunction --
Treatment of erectile dysfunction --
Vaginismus --
Aetiology of vaginismus --
Treatment of vaginismus --
paraphilias --
Paedophilia --
Modern diagnostic criteria^^^- 6^ Aetiology of paedophilia --
Treatment of paedophilia --
Treatment programmes --
Transvestic fetishism --
Aetiology of transvestic fetishism --
Treatment of transvestic fetishism --
Gender identity disorder --
Aetiology of gender identity disorder --
Treatment of gender identity disorder --
Chapter summary --
For discussion --
Key term --
Further reading --
12. Personality disorders --
Introduction a --
dimensional approach --
cognitive model of personality disorders --
Cluster A diagnoses --
Cluster B diagnoses --
Borderline personality disorder --
Aetiology of borderline personality disorder --
Treatment of borderline personality disorder --
Antisocial personality and psychopathy --
Aetiology of antisocial personality and psychopathy --
Treatment of antisocial personality --
Treatment of psychopathy --
Cluster C diagnoses --
Chapter summary --
For discussion --
Further reading --
13. Eating disorders^^^riteria^^^- 6^ Anorexia nervosa --
Bulimia nervosa --
Aetiology of anorexia and bulimia --
Interventions in anorexia --
Interventions in bulimia --
Chapter summary --
For discussion --
Further reading --
14. Developmental disorders --
Learning difficulties --
Aetiology of learning difficulties --
Social interventions in learning difficulties --
Psychological interventions in learning difficulties --
Autism --
Core limitations of autism --
Growing up --
Aetiology of autism --
Biological mechanisms --
Treatment of autism --
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) --
Diagnostic versus categorical understandings of ADHD --
Aetiology of ADHD --
Treatment of ADHD --
Working with adults who have ADHD --
Chapter summary --
For discussion --
Key term --
Further reading --
15. Neurological disorders --
Alzheimer's disease --
Aetiology of Alzheimer's disease --
Treatment of Alzheimer's disease --
Head injury^^^ders^^^riteria^^^- 6^ Cognitive rehabilitation following head injury --
Multiple sclerosis (MS) --
Aetiology of MS --
Psychological sequelae of MS --
Treatment of psychological problems associated with MS --
Chapter summary --
For discussion --
Key terms --
Further reading --
16. Addictions --
Drugs and drug dependence --
Excess alcohol consumption --
Aetiology of excess alcohol consumption --
Interventions in excess alcohol consumption --
Using heroin --
Aetiology of heroin use --
Treatment of heroin use --
Pathological gambling --
Aetiology of pathological gambling --
Treatment of pathological gambling --
Chapter summary --
For discussion --
Key terms --
Further reading.
Responsibility: Paul Bennett.

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