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5th Edition

Foundations for a Contemporary Understanding

ISBN 9780367085803
Published August 7, 2019 by Routledge
592 Pages 6 Color & 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Part I: Thinking about Psychopathology  1. Conceptions of Psychopathology: A Social Constructionist Perspective James E. Maddux, Jennifer T. Gosselin, and Barbara A. Winstead 2. Biological Bases of Psychopathology Daniel Tranel, Molly Nikolas, and Kristian Markon 3. Developmental Psychopathology: Basic Principles Janice Zeman and Cynthia Suveg 4. Cultural Dimensions of Psychopathology: The Social World’s Impact on Mental Disorders Steven R. López and Peter J. Guarnaccia 5. The Role of Gender, Race, and Class in Psychopathology Barbara A. Winstead and Janis Sanchez-Hucles 6. Classification and Diagnosis: Historical Development and Contemporary Issues Thomas A. Widiger 7. Psychological Assessment and Clinical Judgment Howard N. Garb, Scott O. Lilienfeld, and Katherine A. Fowler 8. Psychotherapy Research Rebecca E. Stewart and Dianne L. Chambless  Part II: Common Problems of Adulthood 9. Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Related Disorders S. Lloyd Williams 10. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Lori Zoellner, Michele Bedard-Gilligan, and Belinda Graham 11. Depressive, Bipolar, and Related Disorders Lauren Alloy, Shimrit Black, Elaine Boland, Kim Goldstein, Abigail Jenkins, Denise LaBelle, Olga Obraztsova, and Benjamin Shapero 12. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders Vijay Mittal, Andrea Pelletier, Hanan Trotman, Annie Bollini, Lisa Kestler, and Elaine Walker 13. Personality Disorders Jennifer R. Lowe and Thomas A. Widiger 14. Sexual Dysfunctions and Paraphilic Disorders Jennifer T. Gosselin 15. Somatic Symptom Disorders and Dissociative Disorders George H. Eifert, Michael J. Zvolensky, and Ellen McCormack 16. Dissociative Disorders Steven Jay Lynn 17. Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders Keith Klostermann and Michelle L. Kelley 18. Mental Health and Aging Amy Fiske et al.  Part III: Common Problems of Childhood and Adolescence  19. Externalizing Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence Eva R. Kimonis and Paul J. Frick 20. Internalizing Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence Thomas H. Ollendick, Alison L. Shortt, and Janay B. Sander 21. Cognitive and Learning Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence Rebecca S. Martinez, Leah M. Nellis, and Stacey White 22. Eating Disorders Traci McFarlane, Danielle MacDonald, Kathryn Trottier, Janet Polivy, C. Peter Herman and Jessica Arsenault 23. Gender Dysphoria Jennifer T. Gosselin 24. Autism Spectrum Disorders Susan W. White & Caitlin M. Conner

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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.


"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

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