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Abnormal Psychology: The Problem of Maladaptive Behavior
This text provides students with an extensive and up to date review of the field of abnormal psychology. It also explains and contrasts a variety of theoretical perspectives on each type of disorder.
Hardcover, 676 pages
Published July 20th 2004 by Pearson
(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