Abnormal Psychology: The Problem of Maladaptive Behavior
This classic textbook builds on the strengths of existing theoretical systems and clinical methods to provide students with a comprehensive and up-to-date real-world overview of the field of abnormal psychology. It focuses on maladaptive behaviour as a product of the interaction between personal attributes and the situations and experiences that mark human lives. *Examples...more
Hardcover, 665 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Prentice Hall
(first published January 1st 1976)
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Abnormal psychology concerns conditions known as mental disorders. In the first chapter, Sarason and Sarason review some historical background in diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders from ancient Greece to the modern era. In the following 2 chapters the authors discuss 7 different perspective in abnormal psychology, and the rest of the book is devoted to classification, epidemiology and treatment of mental disorders as defined by "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DS...more