Seeing Both Sides: Classic Controversies in Abnormal Psychology, 1st Edition
- Scott O. Lilienfeld Emory University
- ISBN-10: 053425134X | ISBN-13: 9780534251345
- 512 Pages
- © 1995 | Published
- College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $133.50
This book of readings by renowned specialists presents the pros and cons of 19 issues that have been persistently controversial in the field of abnormal psychology. Each presentation begins with a thoughtful and engaging introduction by Scott O. Lilienfeld, followed by two readings that adopt conflicting--and in some cases diametrically opposed--perspectives on the issue being debated.
Part I: CLASSIFICATION AND DIAGNOSIS INTRODUCTION.
1. Is Mental Illness a Myth?
2. Are Mental Health Professionals Incapable of Distinguishing Abnormality from Normality?
3. Was DSM-III an Important Advance?
4. Is the Diagnostic System Biased Against Females?
Part II: PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: ITS CHARACTERISTICS AND CAUSES.
5. Does Schizophrenia Have a Substantial Genetic Component?
6. Can Anxiety and Depression Be Meaningfully Differentiated?
7. Does Evidence Support the ''Disease Model'' of Alcoholism?
8. Is Multiple Personality Disorder a Distinct Syndrome?
9. Is Borderline Personality Disorder a Diagnosis of Questionable Validity?
10. Is Sex Reassignment Surgery Ineffective In Improving The Adjustment of Transsexuals?
11. Is Childhood Depression an Imaginary Entity?
Part III: PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOMATIC TREATMENTS INTRODUCTION.
12. Is Psychotherapy Effective?
13. Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy an Important Advance Over Behavior Therapy?
14. Can Alcoholics Successfully Achieve Controlled Drinking?
15. Should Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Childhood Hyperactivity) Be Treated with Stimulants?
16. Should Electroconvulsive Therapy Be Used to Treat Depression?
Part IV: LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES.
17. Should the Insanity Defense Be Maintained?
18. Is Mental Illness Unrelated to Violence?
19. Should Psychiatric Patients Be Hospitalized Against Their Will?
Appendix: Additional Controversies in Abnormal Psychology.