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Using cases from the authors' files or from case files of other working clinicians, CASEBOOK IN ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY portrays the rich and arresting nature of disorders manifested in real people. Cases illustrate every major DSM-IV category, followed by a therapy outcome section that tells the "rest of the story" of what happened to these clients. Using an integrative approach, the authors emphasize the multiple causes of disorders and incorporate developmental and cultural issues in each case. Complex cases are presented without a diagnosis, so students can come up with a diagnosis on their own. This Fourth Edition includes a new case on body dysmorphic disorder as well as two new cases without a diagnosis.
- A new chapter on body dysmorphic disorder has been added, to reflect the growing attention to this disorder. This replaces the Sexual Dysfunction chapter.
- Two new case studies without a diagnosis has been added to give students an opportunity to use the knowledge they have obtained and apply it to creating a diagnosis on their own.
- The authors have updated the references throughout, to include the most up-to-date information available on each topic.
- The authors' use of authentic—rather than idealistic—cases gives students a flavor of real clients with disorders.
- The authors identify situations in which the case is atypical of the diagnosis.
- The selection of cases offers a racial/ethnic/gender balance not found in other casebooks.
- Chapter outlines in the detailed Table of Contents help structure the chapter's content and provide additional student focus.
- Each chapter begins with a brief background of the case and the patient and then presents the Clinical History, DSM-IV Diagnosis, Case Formulation Using the Integrative Model, Course of Treatment and Treatment Outcome, a Discussion, and end-of-chapter "Thinking Critically" questions.
2. Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia.
3. Adolescent Social Phobia.
4. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
5. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
6. Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
7. Physical Abuse of Adult (Domestic Violence).
8. Dissociative Identity Disorder.
9. Major Depression.
10. Bipolar Disorder.
11. Bulimia Nervosa.
12. Anorexia Nervosa.
13. Sexual Disorder (Paraphilia): Pedophilia.
14. Alcohol Dependence.
15. Borderline Personality Disorder.
17. Autistic Disorder.
18. Diagnosis Note Provided: Case #1.
19. Diagnosis Note Provided: Case #2.
20. Diagnosis Note Provided: Case #3.