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Psychological Disorders

Books on psychological disorders

Abnormal Psychology: Objective Type by Prerna Kumar, Geetika Tankha
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Image:Abnormal_Psychology_Objective_Type.jpg‎ Table of Contents:
* Introduction and History of Abnormality
  • Classification and Assessment
  • The Causes of Maladaptive Behaviour
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Substance Related Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Clinical Intervention
  • Mental Health
  • Miscellaneous
Abnormal Psychology: Core Concepts by James N. Butcher, Susan Mineka, Jill M. Hooley
Reserve RC454 .B88 2011  Check Availability
Image:Abnormal_Psychology_Core_Concepts.jpg‎ From Google Books:
"A briefer version of the most authoritative and respected introductory text for the abnormal psychology course. This allows instructors who prefer less detail to still use a research-oriented text. As in their more comprehensive version, the esteemed author team of Jim Butcher, Sue Mineka and Jill Hooley offers students a thoroughly researched and up-to-date explanation of psychopathology, creating a learning experience that invokes thought, increases awareness, and takes students to levels of understanding that other books do not offer."
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A Guide to Psychological Debriefing: Managing Emotional Decompression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by David Kinchin; foreword by Gordon Turnbull
RC552.P67 K55 2007  Check Availability
Image:Guide_to_Psychological_Debriefing.jpg‎ From Google Books:
"This book offers a practical introduction to PTSD and psychological debriefing, and outlines an enhanced model of PD: 'Emotional Decompression'. Structured like a deep-sea dive, it incorporates carefully planned safety stops for discussion and explanation on the way back to the 'surface' to avoid getting 'the bends'. The book presents a range of recovery models, from the 'simple' models developed by Williams and Horowitz to the more complex 'Snakes and Ladders' model developed by the author."
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The Psychological Assessment of Abused and Traumatized Children by Francis D. Kelly, Ed. D.
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Image:Psychological_Assessment_Abused_Traumatized_Children.jpg‎ From Google Books:
"A guide to assessing the abused and traumatized child that emphasizes the importance of projective measures in delineating the impact of maltreatment on psychological systems and structures."
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Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
RC555 .S37 2009  Check Availability
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"More amazing than any work of fiction, yet true in every word, it swept to the top of the bestseller lists and riveted the consciousness of the world... It's the story of a survivor of terrifying childhood abuse, victim of sudden and mystifying blackouts, and the first case of multiple personality ever to be psychoanalyzed. You're about to meet Sybil-and the sixteen selves to whom she played host, both women and men, each with a different personality, speech pattern, and even personal appearance. You'll experience the strangeness and fascination of one woman's rare affliction-and travel with her on her long, ultimately triumphant journey back to wholeness."
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