Psychopathology  book cover
1st Edition


ISBN 9780415192712
Published May 5, 1999 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

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

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]

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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.


'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