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title:   Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior
series:   Prentice Hall
author:   Robert G. Meyer
publisher:   Pearson
cover:   Softcover
edition:   7
language:   English
total pages:   336
pub.-date:   August 2005
ISBN13:   9780205452224
ISBN10:   0-20545-222-1
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Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior

Description

This rich collection of case studies integrates contemporary and recognizable classic cases to illustrate a wide range of clinical and legal issues related to abnormal psychology.

Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology brings the field of abnormal psychology to life for students with its rare combination of readability, humor, and strong scholarship.

To enable students to more fully understand the nature of the disorder, each case in this book contains the full background material relevant to etiological, diagnostic, and therapeutic considerations. Also, significant family and social history data are presented in order to give students a clear picture of how specific behavior patterns were generated and maintained.


Features

  • Highly recognizable and interesting cases such as Jeffrey Dahmer (Ch. 8), Bill Clinton (Ch. 8), Princess Diana (Ch. 10), and Ronald Reagan (Ch. 15) make the book readable and interesting for students and demonstrate the real-life relevance of psychological disorders.
  • Historically important cases such as Anna O. (Ch. 4) and Daniel Paul Schreber (Ch. 6) provide historical background of the field in an applied manner.
  • Chapter 16, “Legal Issues and Psychological Practice,” provides background in the high-interest intersection of psychology and law, forensic psychology, or criminal psychology.
  • Integrated cases such as O.J. Simpson (Ch. 1), Ted Bundy (Ch. 11), and Theodore Kaczynski (Ch. 11) highlight legal issues.
  • Includes up-to-date material from DSM-IV-TR and recent journal research to further enrich the text.
  • A chapter on Positive Mental Health-not found in most other texts in this area-offers a good counterpart to the surrounding disorder-specific chapters (Ch. 17).
  • Liberal use of quotes and anecdotes stimulates critical thinking and provides many points for class discussion.
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New to this Edition

  • The addition of a case of schizophrenia with a positive outcome, the case of John Forbes Nash, the subject of the book and movie, A Beautiful Mind.

  • The addition of a case of anorexia nervosa with a positive outcome, the case of Louise Gluck, the 2004 Poet Laureate of the United States.

  • The addition of the cases of Winona Ryder and John Lennon. While Ms. Ryder's case is an example of conflict generated Kleptomania, John Lennon's shoplifting falls in the grey area between kleptomania and peer-generated shoplifting.

  • The addition of the cases of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Saddam Hussein to demonstrate a particularly severe variant of the personality disorders, that of Malignant Narcissism.

  • The addition of the case of Marna, to provide a platform for discussion of a more recently recognized pattern of psychopathology, Munchausen by Proxy.

  • The addition of the case of Herman Mudgett (a.k.a. Dr. Henry Holmes), the first well documented case of a serial killer in the United States.

  • The addition of new material, references, and commentary throughout the text in order to update the various disorder patterns. 

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Table of Contents

Preface.

 

Introduction and Major Historical Developments.

 

1. Concepts of Abnormality.

The DSMs.

Rates of Mental Disorders.

A Presumably Normal Person Potentially Viewed as Pathological.

            The Case of O.J. Simpson.

2. Theories and Techniques.

Multiple Theoretical Views on Moderate Anxiety, Depression, and Simple Phobias     .

            The Case of Danielle.

The Various Mental Health Professionals.

An Overall Perspective on Treatment Change.

3. The Anxiety Disorders.

The Three Little Boys: Hans, Albert, and Peter.

            The Case of Little Hans.

            The Case of Little Albert.

            The Case of Little Peter.

Agoraphobia.

            The Case of Agnes.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

            The Case of Bess.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

            The Case of Paul.

4. The Dissociative and Sleep Disorders.

Multiple Personality Disorder.

            The Case of Anna O.

Sleep Disorders.

            The Case of Sam.

            The Case of Ilse.

5. The Somatoform Disorders.

Somatoform Disorders Subcategories.

            The Case of “Alix” (Empress Alexandra Fedorovna).

Pain Disorder.

            The Case of Pam.

6. The Schizophrenic and Delusional (or Paranoid) Disorders.

Undifferentiated Schizophrenia.

            The Case of Sally.

Paranoid Schizophrenia.

            The Case of Daniel Paul Schreber.

            The Case of John Forbes Nash.

7. The Affective (or Mood) Disorders and Suicide.

Major Depressive Disorder Associated with a Suicide Attempt.

            The Case of Joseph Westbecker.

Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Psychosis).

            The Case of Virginia Woolf.

8. The Psychosexual Disorders.

Sexual Addiction.

            The Case of William Clinton.

Paraphilias.

            The Case of Jeffrey Dahmer.

Pedophilias.

            The Case of Jesse Timmendequas.

Transvestism.

Gender Identity Disorder.

            The Case of Bruce/Brenda.

Sexual Dysfunctions (Impotence).

            The Case of Tim.

Female Psychosexual Dysfunction.

            The Case of Virginia.

9. The Substance Use Disorders.

Alcohol Dependence and Abuse.

            The Case of Betty Ford.

Prescription Drug Abuse.

Polysubstance Dependence.

            The Case of Elvis Presley.

Nicotine Dependence.

            The Case of Dr. S.

10. The Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.

Anorexia Nervosa.

            The Case of Karen Carpenter.

            The Case of Louise Gluck.

Bulimia Nervosa.

            The Case of Princess Diana.

11. The Personality Disorders.

Personality Types and Their Potential Disorders.

The Histrionic Personality Disorder.

            The Case of Hilde.

The Antisocial Personality Disorder.

            The Case of Theodore Bundy.

The Schizoid Personality Disorder.

            The Case of Theodore Kaczynski.

Malignant Narcissism.

            The Cases of Hitler, Stalin, and Hussein.

12. Disorders of Impulse Control.

Pathological Gambling.

            The Case of Fyodor Dostoevsky.

Kleptomania.

            The Cases of Winona Ryder and John Lennon.

13. Disorders with Violence.

Causes of Violence.

            The Case of Jack Ruby.

The Serial Killer.

            The Case of Herman Mudgett (Dr. Henry Holmes).

Family Violence: Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children and Spouse Abuse.

            The Case of Charles.

            The Case of Abby.

14. Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence.

Development Language Disorder.

            The Case of Delano.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

            The Case of Matt.

Autistic Disorder.

            The Case of Temple Grandin.

Separation Anxiety Disorder Associated with School Refusal.

            The Case of Julie.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

            The Case of Phyllis.

School Violence.

            The Case of Charles William.

Identity Development Crisis or Disorder.

            The Case of Mr. E.

15. Organic Mental Disorders and Mental Retardation.

Recovery of Functions Following Removal of Dominant Brain Hemisphere.

            The Case of Harry.

Alzheimer's Disease.

            The Case of Ronald Reagen.

Mental Retardation.

            The Case of Daryl Renard Atkins.

16. Legal Issues and Psychological Practice.

Malingering, Factitious Disorder, or True Disorder?

            The Case of Marna.

Criminal Responsibility, Competency to Stand Trial, and Dangerousness, and a Case of Borderline Personality Disorder.

            The Case of John Hinckley.

17. Postscript: Positive Mental Health.

 

References.

 

Index.

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Back Cover

Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology is a rich collection of contemporary and classic cases that brings the field of abnormal psychology to life for students with its rare combination of readability, humor, and strong scholarship. To enable students to more fully understand the nature of the disorder, each case in this book contains full background material relevant to etiological, diagnostic, and therapeutic considerations. Significant family and social history data are also presented in order to give students a clear picture of how specific behavior patterns were generated and maintained.

In addition to updated research, references, and commentary throughout, the Seventh Edition offers a number of fascinating and informative new cases:

  • A case of schizophrenia: John Forbes Nash, the subject of the book and movie, A Beautiful Mind.
  • A case of anorexia nervosa: Louise Gluck, the 2004 Poet Laureate of the United States.
  • Cases of kleptomania and shoplifting: Winona Ryder and John Lennon.
  • Cases of malignant narcissim: Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Saddam Hussein.
  • A case of Munchausen by Proxy: Marna.
  • The first well-documented case of a serial killer in the United States: Herman Mudgett (a.k.a. Dr. Henry Holmes).
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