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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-5 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 Fifth Edition has been fully updated to present the advances in scientific knowledge and revisions to the definitions of psychological disorders found in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
- This edition has been completely updated to reflect the scientific knowledge and definitions of psychological disorders found in the DSM-5.
- The literature review in each chapter has been updated with relevant new citations.
- 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 a roadmap to help focus students' reading.
- Each chapter begins with a brief background of the case and the patient and then presents the Clinical History, DSM-5 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 and Agoraphobia.
3. Adolescent Social Anxiety Disorder.
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. Pedophilic Disorder.
14. Alcohol Use Disorder.
15. Borderline Personality Disorder.
17. Autism Spectrum Disorder.
18. Diagnosis Note Provided: Case #1.
19. Diagnosis Note Provided: Case #2.
20. Diagnosis Note Provided: Case #3.