Abnormal Psychology: A South African Perspective

Paperback | September 1, 2009

byA. Burke, T. L. Austen, C. Bezuidenhout

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Abnormal Psychology: A South African Perspective highlights cultural variances pertinent to the understanding of abnormal psychology ensuring relevance to the South African context. It includes a chapter on South African legislation on the management of people with disorders, which includesapplicable excerpts from the South African ethical code for psychologists. The book maps the spectrum of psychological disorders covered in undergraduate curricula, and refers to both International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders(DSM-IV-TR) criteria to classify and define mental disorders.

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Abnormal Psychology: A South African Perspective highlights cultural variances pertinent to the understanding of abnormal psychology ensuring relevance to the South African context. It includes a chapter on South African legislation on the management of people with disorders, which includesapplicable excerpts from the South African eth...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195980549

ISBN - 13:9780195980547

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Table of Contents

Section 11. Introduction2. Psychological assessment, psychodiagnostics and ethicsSection 23. Cognitive disorders4. Anxiety disorders5. Mood disorders6. SchizophreniaSection 37. Personality disorders8. Sexual and gender identity disorders9. Eating and sleeping disorders10. Substances abuse and addictions