Abnormal Psychology: A South African perspective

Paperback | October 15, 2012

EditorAlban Burke

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Abnormal Psychology provides a good introduction to the study of psychological disorders from a South African perspective. The book refers to both International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) criteria to classify anddefine mental disorders. It is aimed at second- and third-year students following courses in Psychopathology or Abnormal Psychology at universities and is endorsed by PsySSA. The second edition of Abnormal Psychology features new chapters on western and African aetiological models, psychological manifestations of physical illness, and mental wellness. It includes South African research where relevant with a greater focus on analysing South African contexts.

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Abnormal Psychology provides a good introduction to the study of psychological disorders from a South African perspective. The book refers to both International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) criteria to classify anddefine mental disorders. It is aimed at second...

Alban Burke is Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Johannesburg.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pagesPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195998375

ISBN - 13:9780195998375

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Table of Contents

1. Psychological assessment and psychodiagnostics2. Western and African aetological models3. Mental wellness4. Anxiety disorders5. Mood disorders6. Schizophrenia7. Cognitive disorders8. Dissociative disorders, somatoform disorders and illness endorsing behaviors9. Sexual and gender identity disorders10. Substance abuse and addictions11. Eating disorders12. Personality disorders13. Developmental psychopathology14. Psychological manifestations of physical illness15. Legal and ethical issues in abnormal psychology