Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis

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Samuel M. Turner, Michel Hersen
Wiley, May 26, 1997 - Psychology - 640 pages
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This Third Edition of Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis reflects both the rapid advancement in the understanding of psychopathological states and the ongoing effort to organize the field into a systematic and unified body of knowledge. It incorporates the nomenclature of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV™) to present an integration of the empirical data and diagnostic criteria and identify the empirical underpinnings of specific disorders and their diagnoses. Mirroring major emerging trends and issues in psychopathology, this Third Edition features three new overview chapters: "Dimensional versus Categorical Classification," "Structured Interviewing and DSM Classification," and "Genetic Basis and Psychopathology." New diagnostic categories—somatoform disorders and sleep disorders—have been added due to the development of important new information and the refinement of diagnostic categories; and the section on special topics includes a new presentation on multidimensional assessment strategies. Each chapter begins with a discussion of the clinical picture of the disorder and moves on to diagnostic criteria, major theories of etiology, and issues of assessment and measurement. A special section at the end of each chapter delves into an emerging body of data describing similarities and differences in the manifestation of psychiatric disorders among racial and ethnic minority groups and differences associated with gender. Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis, Third Edition is the most comprehensive and up-to-date textbook of its kind for graduate-level courses in clinical psychiatry, psychology, and psychiatric social work. It is also an excellent reference source for academicians, clinicians, and other professionals in the field.

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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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SAMUEL M. TURNER, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director, Anxiety Prevention and Treatment Research Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Turner is author and editor of a number of related books including Diagnostic Interviewing (with Hersen), and Handbook of Clinical Behavior Therapy (with Calhoun and Adams). He is Associate Editor of American Psychologist and has served on the editorial boards of numerous scientific journals, including Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Behavior Therapy, and Behaviour Research and Therapy. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology.

MICHEL HERSEN, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University. He is past president of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy; Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology; Diplomate, American Board of Medical Psychotherapists; and Distinguished Practitioner in Psychology, National Academies of Practice. He is the author or coauthor of 217 papers, 102 books, and 84 chapters; and coeditor of several journals, including Clinical Psychology Review, Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, Behavior Modification, Journal of Family Violence, and Journal of Anxiety Disorders.

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