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Abnormal Psychology (2nd Edition) by James H. Hansell, Lisa K. Damour

By James H. Hansell, Lisa K. Damour

ISBN: 047007387X
ISBN-13: 9780470073872
eISBN: 1118311485
eISBN-13: 9781118311486

Hansell & Damour's irregular Psychology, 2e will empower your scholars with the serious pondering talents to higher aspect, classify, clarify and finally greater comprehend irregular behavior.

Written through practising clinicians and that includes a streamlined desk of contents, irregular Psychology, 2e bargains a brand new, leading edge process that encourages the serious considering abilities so as to aid scholars see the "forest for the trees." by way of putting the DSM-IV in a bigger context utilizing a large choice of examples, occasions and functions, scholars larger comprehend and contextualize the varied psychological health problems mentioned within the direction. This encompasses a new sequence of serious pondering questions tied to the "core concepts" framework of the textual content. also there are 15 new "visual essays" that spotlight an important organic principals, every one is designed to aid scholars make the relationship among biology and psychological sickness.

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Weir Mitchell of Philadelphia. ) Dr. Mitchell diagnosed Charlotte as having “hysterical nervous prostration” (also known then as “neurasthenia,” although neither term is used today), a condition believed to be caused in men by overwork and in women by exhaustion from too much social, family, or intellectual work. He prescribed his famous “rest cure,” which consisted of months of complete bed rest, seclusion, a diet of red meat and milk, massage, and electrical stimulation to prevent muscle atrophy (Bard, 1996; Golden, 1992).

If Dave were so anxious that he could not leave his room, and he avoided all of his classes and friends for months, it would be easy to classify his behavior as abnormal. But when behavior is closer to the middle of the continuum, as in Dave’s case, even experts within the same cultural and historical context will sometimes disagree about whether the behavior is normal or abnormal. The continuum between normal and abnormal behavior has an implication specifically relevant to students taking courses in abnormal psychology.

P. , 2002). Similarly, self-destructive behaviors, such as suicidality or extreme recklessness, are typically associated with just a few mental disorders, not with the majority of them. The irrationality/dangerousness criterion has several other limitations. First, irrational and dangerous behavior can occur for many reasons that have nothing to do with mental illness. For example, in the proper context, such as on a battlefield or a football field, reckless, out-of-control aggression can be considered appropriate or even heroic, not abnormal!

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