Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis

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Michel Hersen, Samuel M. Turner
Wiley, May 1, 1991 - Psychology - 544 pages
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Revised to reflect significant changes in the field, this textbook provides a thorough overview of major diagnostic categories of adult psychiatric disorders using DSM nomenclature. Since publication of the first edition in 1984, DSM-III-R has appeared; DSM-IV is anticipated; data has been adduced in support of existing diagnostic categories; and new semi-structured and structured interview schedules have been developed. Taking full account of these changes, it contains 17 chapters, 10 of them totally new and the remainder substantially revised. Divided into three parts, the text begins with an overview of models of psychiatric classification and practical use of DSM-III-R. The second part offers a detailed clinical picture of specific syndromes, covering crucial diagnostic criteria, major theories of etiology and emphasis on assessment and measurement of behavior comprising the syndrome. Closes with a discussion of special topics related to DSM-III-R.

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Editor Hersen (psychology, Pacific Univ.;Psychological Assessment ) began this revision shortly before the death of fourth-edition author/editor Samuel M. Turner (psychology, Univ. of Maryland ... Read full review

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Models of Psychiatric Classification
3
Organic Mental DisordersGerald Goldstein
47
Psychoactive Substance Use Disorder Alcohol
84
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Michel Hersen, PhD, Abpp, is Professor and Dean of the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He is coauthor and coeditor of 134 books and author of 223 scientific journal articles Samuel M. Turner, PhD, Abpp, is Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Psychology Department at the University of Maryland and Codirector of the Maryland Center for Anxiety Disorders. He also serves on the editorial board of numerous scientific journals

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