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The McGraw-Hill Casebook in Abnormal Psychology
by John Vitkus
Brings together a selection of cases approached from a variety of theoretical viewpoints. This book illustrates how psychologists diagnose and treat various psychological disorders. Each case is organized into 5 sections (Presenting, Complaint, Personal History, Conceptualization and Treatment, and Prognosis) and accompanied by a discussion.
Published November 13th 2003 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
(first published October 1st 1992)
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Jul 22, 2009 Stefani rated it liked it · review of another edition
This book was not intended to be amusing, but it was anyway. Attention, wanna be therapists-it might not be such a good idea to laugh at case studies of patients, at least not to their faces. My favorite case study was "Terry"(fictional or real? one never knows) who had such a phobia of visiting the dentist, that he wrenches the examining hand away from his mouth several times, which I pictured as a a struggle, punctuated by grunts and sweaty brows, that was destined to end badly. I believe ...more
Oct 06, 2008 Angel Early rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone Interested in Mental Health and/or Psychology
I'm a community college psyc major. Found this book at a yard sale for $.50! If I'm not mistaken it is a college book. It is a good interesting book for anyone looking into studying up on various disorders & the approach to treating the disorders. I basically just skimmed thru this book 'cause I found it had all the info I have already learned thru college.