Now in its sixth edition, Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis offers comprehensive coverage of the major psychological disorders and presents a balanced integration of empirical data and diagnostic criteria to demonstrate the basis for individual diagnoses. The accessible format, overview chapters on broader issues—such as interviewing—that affect all diagnoses, and case study approach provide the ideal support for students to examine and understand how diagnoses are reached and applied.
Updated to reflect the latest advancements in psychopathology, this edition offers contributions by internationally renowned leaders in the field, thirty percent of whom are new to this edition. Coverage is featured of essential topics, including:
Neurobiological foundations of disorders
The problem of dual diagnoses
Expanded coverage of anxiety and gender issues
Overview chapter on interviewing
Mental disorders as discrete clinical conditions with dimensional characteristics
Encompassing the most current research in the field, Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis, Sixth Edition provides a thorough introduction to the principles of the DSM-IV-TR classification system and its application in clinical practice, including dimensional and categorical classifications.