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Vulnerability to Psychopathology
Risk across the Lifespan

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ISBN 9781609181482
Published December 8, 2010 by Guilford Press
524 Pages

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This state-of-the-art work has been highly praised for bridging the divide between adult and developmental psychopathology. The volume illuminates the interplay of biological, cognitive, affective, and social-environmental factors that place individuals at risk for psychological disturbance throughout development. Childhood-onset and adult forms of major disorders are examined in paired chapters by prominent clinical researchers. An integrative third chapter on each disorder then summarizes what is known about continuity and change in vulnerability across the lifespan. Implications for assessment, treatment, and prevention are also considered.

Table of Contents

I. Foundations of the Vulnerability Approach to Psychopathology
1. Understanding Psychopathology: The Role of Vulnerability, Rick E. Ingram and Joseph M. Price
2. The Nature of Child and Adolescent Vulnerability: History and Definitions, Joseph M. Price and Jennifer Zwolinski
3. The Nature of Adult Vulnerability: History and Definitions, Rick E. Ingram and Matthew W. Gallagher
II. Personality Disorders
4. Developmental Pathways to Personality Disorders, Tasha C. Geiger and Nicki R. Crick
III. Clinical Syndromes
Substance Use Disorders
5. Vulnerability to Substance Use Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence, Laurie Chassin, Iris Beltran, Matthew Lee, Moira Haller, and Ian Villalta
6. Vulnerability to Substance Use Disorders in Adulthood, Michael J. Zvolensky, Todd B. Kashdan, Adam Gonzalez, and Julianna Hogan
7. Vulnerability to Substance Use Disorders across the Lifespan, Laurie Chassin, R. Lorraine Collins, Jennifer Ritter, Mariela C. Shirley, Michael J. Zvolensky, and Todd B. Kashdan
8. Vulnerability to Depression in Childhood and Adolescence, Judy Garber
9. Vulnerability to Depression in Adulthood, Constance L. Hammen, Steven L. Bistricky, and Rick E. Ingram
10. Vulnerability to Depression across the Lifespan, Constance L. Hammen, Judy Garber, and Rick E. Ingram
Anxiety Disorders
11. Vulnerability to Anxiety Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence, Vanessa L. Malcarne, Ingunn Hansdottir, and Erin L. Merz
12. Vulnerability to Anxiety Disorders in Adulthood, Hannah E. Reese, Sadia Najmi, and Richard J. McNally
13. Vulnerability to Anxiety Disorders across the Lifespan, Richard J. McNally, Vanessa L. Malcarne, Sadia Najmi, Ingunn Hansdottir, Hannah E. Reese, and Erin L. Merz
14. Vulnerability to Schizophrenia in Childhood and Adolescence, Patricia A. Brennan and Elaine F. Walker
15. Vulnerability to Schizophrenia in Adulthood, Michael T. Compton and Philip D. Harvey
16. Vulnerability to Schizophrenia across the Lifespan, Patricia A. Brennan and Philip D. Harvey
Eating Disorders
17. Vulnerability to Eating Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence, Kamryn T. Eddy, Pamela K. Keel, and Gloria R. Leon
18. Vulnerability to Eating Disorders in Adulthood, Jennifer J. Thomas, Marlene B. Schwartz, and Kelly D. Brownell
19. Vulnerability to Eating Disorders across the Lifespan, Pamela K. Keel, Kamryn T. Eddy, Jennifer J. Thomas, and Marlene B. Schwartz
IV. Summary and Future Directions of the Vulnerability Approach
20. Future Directions in the Study of Vulnerability to Psychopathology, Joseph M. Price and Rick E. Ingram

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Rick E. Ingram, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas. His research focuses on cognitive functioning in emotional disorders, with a particular emphasis on the cognitive features of individuals at risk for depression. Dr. Ingram is a recipient of the New Researcher Award from the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, and the John C. Wright Graduate Mentor Award from the University of Kansas. He was also elected as a Division 12 Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
Joseph M. Price, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Psychology at San Diego State University and a member of the Joint Doctoral Training Program in Clinical Psychology at San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego. He is also a Research Scientist at the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego. Dr. Price's recent research and publications focus on the developmental sequelae of the experiences associated with early maltreatment and the implementation of evidence-based interventions for child behavior problems in the child welfare systems of care.


"The best single source of information on vulnerability. Thoroughly revised and updated, the volume includes the latest research findings from studies using clinical, longitudinal, neurobiological, and genetic methods. It will prove to be an invaluable resource for mental health practitioners, students, and psychiatric residents."--Michael Thase, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
"Outstanding! Ingram and Price have brought together leading investigators in this key text for understanding the etiologies of psychopathology from a lifespan, integrative perspective. This text is rich in theory and deep in research. It is an outstanding reference source for an advanced undergraduate course in abnormal, developmental, or child psychology, and a 'must' for any graduate student, professor, or serious investigator of psychopathology."--Thomas A. Widiger, PhD, T. Marshall Hahn Professor of Psychology, University of Kentucky

"For the second edition of this superb volume, Ingram and Price have once again assembled a stellar group of contributors to address the critically important concept of vulnerability to psychopathology over the life course. The authors are internationally recognized experts in their fields, and, as one would expect, the chapters are rich, coherent, and integrated into a strong conceptual framework. This is the only volume of its kind, presenting a comprehensive overview of vulnerability to different forms of psychopathology in children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. This book is required reading for scientists or students who are interested in understanding factors that contribute to the development of psychopathology across the lifespan."--Ian H. Gotlib, PhD, Department of Psychology, Stanford University

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