Psychopathology: Foundations for a Contemporary Understanding
ISBN 10: 0367085801
ISBN 13: 978-0367085803
Psychopathology, Fifth Edition is the most up-to-date text about the etiology and treatment of the most important psychological disorders.
The chapters are written by leading experts in the field of psychopathology who provide up-to-date information on theory, research, and clinical practice. The book is unique in its strong emphasis on critical thinking about psychopathology as represented by chapters on such topics as culture, race, gender, class, clinical judgment and decision-making, and alternatives to traditional categorical approaches to understanding psychopathology. The contributors have incorporated information about and from the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases along with information about and from the DSM-5.
As with the previous editions, this book remains a true textbook in psychopathology. Unlike the many weighty volumes that are intended as reference books, Psychopathology, Fifth Edition has been designed specifically to serve as a textbook on psychopathology for graduate students in clinical and counseling psychology programs and related programs such as social work. It will also serve as an extremely useful reference source for practitioners and researchers.
"The editors have graced us with a reprise of their outstanding 4th edition of this textbook with chapters by almost all of the previous, very distinguished, experts. Attention to older adults and clinical judgment is particularly noteworthy, as is the attention to the current ICD and DSM diagnostic systems. It is concise, readily supplemented, and will not overwhelm students with dense and lengthy material. The book is a gem."-Barry A. Edelstein, PhD, Eberly Family Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, West Virginia University, USA
"As with previous editions, this volume is highly readable, well-organized, scholarly, and comprehensive. Maddux and Winstead have again produced an indispensable work for graduate-level education in understanding and treating mental illness. Written by acclaimed experts in that particular topic, each chapter follows a similar format which makes the material accessible to both students and instructors alike. More importantly, the authors present the up-to-date empirical work guiding research, assessments, and interventions. Updated to reflect both revisions to the DSM and advancements in the field, this is an essential textbook for training future mental health professionals."-Stephen M. Saunders, PhD, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Psychology, Marquette University
Praise for previous editions
"The challenge of not only describing, but also starting to explain, psychopathology is a daunting one, but Psychopathology does a superb job…Students’ understanding and appreciation for the key issues in psychopathology etiology, assessment, intervention and research will increase tremendously by reading this text."-Bethany Teachman, PhD, Director, Program for Anxiety, Cognition and Treatment; Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia, USA
"This book will be of great value to mental health professionals across career stages…For all readers, the book's clarity and insight on the nature of psychopathology itself, on clinical assessment, on cultural dimensions, and more will provide an invaluable resource."-Thomas Joiner, PhD, Author of Lonely at the Top and Why People Die by Suicide
"This textbook will be of great value to all students and health professionals in the field of psychology and psychiatry as it gives them access to the main issues of contemporary psychopathology and to updated data about specific disorders throughout the life-span."-Diane Purper Ouakil, Author of European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
About the Author
James E. Maddux, PhD, is university professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology and Senior Scholar in the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Barbara A. Winstead, PhD, is professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology at Old Dominion University and in the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, Norfolk, Virginia.