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By John D. Stirling, Jonathan S.E. Hellewell

© 1999 – Routledge

192 pages

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Paperback: 9780415192712
pub: 1999-03-25
Hardback: 9781138163171
pub: 2017-02-27

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Psychopathology is a psychologically based account of the major mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, personality disorders, anxiety and mood disorders as well as eating disorders.


'A book I will definitely recommend to my students … the content in terms of breadth and depth is very appropriate. Material is presented very clearly and new terms are simply described and explained.' - Annette France, Lutterworth Grammar School and Community College

Table of Contents

1. A framework for scientific psychopathology 2. Classification and paradigms of abnormal behaviour 3. The nature of schizophrenia 4. Aetiology of schizophrenia 5. The nature of affective disorders 6. Aetiology of affective disorders 7. The anxiety disorders and obsessional states 8. The aetiology of anxiety disorders 9. Eating disorders 10. Vulnerability and perpetuating factors in eating disorders 11. Criticisms of psychopathology 12. The future of psychopathology 13. Study aids [Glossary Bibliography Index]

About the Authors

John D. Stirling is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University. Jonathan S. E. Hellewell is a Consultant Community Psychiatrist at Trafford General Hospital in Manchester.

About the Series

Routledge Modular Psychology

The Routledge Modular Psychology series is a completely new approach to introductory level psychology, tailor made to the new modular style of teaching.

Each short book covers a topic in more detail than any large textbook can, allowing teacher and student to select material exactly to suit any particular course or project.

The books have been written especially for those students new to higher level study, whether at school home, college or university.

They include specially designed features to help with technique, such as model essay at an average level with an examiners comments to show how extra marks can be gained. The authors are all examiners and teachers at introductory level.

The Routledge modular texts are all user friendly and accessible and include the following features:

  • Practice essays with specialist commentary to show how to achieve a higher grade
  • Chapter summaries to assist with revision
  • Progress and review exercises
  • Glossary of key terms
  • Summaries of key research
  • Further reading to stimulate ongoing study and research
  • Website addresses for additional information
  • Cross-referencing to other books in the series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / General