1st Edition

Mental Health and Psychopathology

Edited By Ami Rokach Copyright 2022
    340 Pages
    by Routledge

    340 Pages
    by Routledge

    This volume is a compilation of articles that shed light on psychopathology, how the one struggling with it experiences its implications, and how it affects everyday life.

    For one to be categorized as exhibiting positive mental health, an individual should not experience psychopathology, and additionally exhibit high levels of emotional well-being as well as high levels of psychological and social functioning. The dual-factor model of mental health suggests that enhancing positive mental health and alleviating psychopathology do not automatically go together and are not opposite of one another. There is accumulating evidence that psychopathology and positive mental health function along two different continua that are only moderately interrelated. However, to know what wellbeing is, understand good mental health, and enhance adaptive functioning, we need to explore and understand psychopathology, and how it affects us. The volume is divided into three conceptual sections: The Experience of Psychopathology, which is devoted to describing what it is and how it is experienced; The Effect of Psychopathology on Everyday Life, describes various effects that psychopathology has on the daily life of the sufferer; Coherence, Resilience and Recovery, which focuses on dealing with it, coping with the symptoms, and developing resilience.

    The chapters in this book were originally published in The Journal of Psychology.

    Introduction: How is it to experience psychopathology, and how it affects everyday life 
    Ami Rokach 
    Part 1: The Experience of Psychopathology 
    1. Fifty Shades of Darkness: A Socio-Cognitive Information-Processing Framework Applied to Narcissism and Psychopathy 
    B. Lopes, H. Yu, C. Bortolon and R. Jaspal 
    2. Self-Stigma Is Associated with Depression and Anxiety in a Collectivistic Context: The Adaptive Cultural Function of Self-Criticism 
    John Jamir Benzon R. Aruta, Benedict G. Antazo and Judith L. Paceño 
    3. Language and the Symptoms of Mental Illness Connection via Abstract Representations of the Self and the World 
    Yaşar Kuzucua, Ömer Faruk Şimşek and Çiğdem Koşe-Demiray 
    4. Personality Trait Interactions in Risk for and Protection against Social Anxiety Symptoms 
    Patryk Łakuta 
    5. Insecure Attachment and Subclinical Depression, Anxiety, and Stress: A Three-Dimensional Model of Personality Self-Regulation as a Mediator 
    Ahmad Valikhani, Zahra Abbasi, Elham Radman, Mohammad Ali Goodarzi and Ahmed A. Moustafa 
    6. Self-Criticism, Neediness, and Distress in the Prediction of Suicide Ideation: Results from Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Studies 
    Rui C. Campos, Ronald R. Holden, Cristina Baleizãoa, Berta Caçador and Ana Sofia Fragata 
    7. Obsessive-Compulsive and Depressive Symptoms: The Role of Depressive Cognitive Styles 
    Ashley M. Shaw, Julia Y. Carbonella, Kimberly A. Arditte Hall and Kiara R. Timpano 
    8. Faces of Shame: Implications for Self-Esteem, Emotion Regulation, Aggression, and Well-Being 
    Patrizia Velotti, Carlo Garofalo, Federica Bottazzi and Vincenzo Caretti 
    9. Cognitive Alexithymia Mediates the Association Between Avoidant Attachment and Interpersonal Problems in Patients With Somatoform Disorder 
    Jurrijn A. Koelen, Liesbeth H.M. Eurelings-Bontekoe and Stefan Kempke 
    10. Impact of Economic Hardship and Financial Threat on Suicide Ideation and Confusion 
    Lisa Fiksenbaum, Zdravko Marjanovic, Esther Greenglass, and Francisco Garcia-Santos 
    Part 2: The Effect of Psychopathology on Everyday Life 
    11. The Role of Vulnerable and Grandiose Narcissism in Psychological Perpetrated Abuse Within Couple Relationships: The Mediating Role of Romantic Jealousy 
    Lucia Ponti, Simon Ghinassi and Franca Tani 
    12. Personality Change in Middle Adulthood: With Focus on Differential Susceptibility 
    Tetsuya Kawamoto 
    13. Effect of Depressive Symptoms and Sex on the Relationship Between Loneliness and Cigarette Dependence: A Moderated Mediation 
    Carmela Martínez-Vispo, Ana López-Durán, Rubén Rodríguez-Cano, Elena Fernández del Río, Carmen Senra and Elisardo Becoña 
    14. Body Dysmorphic Symptoms, Functional Impairment, and Depression: The Role of Appearance-Based Teasing 
    Hilary Weingarden and Keith D. Renshaw 
    Part 3: Coherence, Resilience and Recovery 
    15. Resilience and Coping as Predictors of Well-Being in Adults 
    Teresa Mayordomo, Paz Viguer, Alicia Sales, Encarnación Satorres and Juan C. Meléndez 
    16. Loneliness and Suicidal Risk in Young Adults: Does Believing in a Changeable Future Help Minimize Suicidal Risk Among the Lonely? 
    Edward C. Chang, Liangqiu Wan, Pengzi Li, Yuncheng Guo, Jiaying He, Yu Gu, Yingjie Wang, Xiaoqing Li, Zhan Zhang, Yingrui Sun, Casey N.-H. Batterbee, Olivia D. Chang, Abigael G. Lucas and Jameson K. Hirsch 
    17. Loneliness and Negative Affective Conditions in Adults: Is There Any Room for Hope in Predicting Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms? 
    Mine Muyan, Edward C. Chang, Zunaira Jilani, Tina Yu, Jiachen Lin and Jameson K. Hirsch 
    18. Related Changes in Personal Recovery, Benefit Finding, and Sense of Coherence among People with Chronic Mental Illness: A Two-Wave Study 
    Rie Chiba, Yoshihiko Yamazaki, Yuki Miyamoto and Akiko Funakoshi 


    Ami Rokach is clinical psychologist who has been researching and teaching about loneliness, human sexuality, and psychotherapy for the past 40 years. Ami is Executive Editor of The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, and a clinical psychologist who combines offering individual, couple and sex therapy with teaching and research. He is member of the psychology departments at York University in Canada, and Walden University in the USA.