"Psychopathology" is a concise introduction to the major classes of adult mental illness. Beginning with a historical overview, the authors consider how mental abnormality can be defined, reviewing the main classification systems and the issues raised in classification and diagnosis. Schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety and eating disorders are explored with a description of the main features of illness, and the signs, symptoms and effects of behavior for the patient as well as the impact on relatives and friends. The book brings these issues to life in a series of case studies which draw on the considerable clinical experience of both authors. Offering helpful textbook features to assist in examination and learning techniques, "Psychopathology" provides valuable information for introductory psychology students as well as nurses, social workers, special needs teachers, and other professionals in the caring services.