Comprehensive Handbook of Psychopathology

  • Henry E. Adams
  • Patricia B. Sutker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Issues in Psychopathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Henry E. Adams, Joel D. Haber
      Pages 3-25
    3. Sol L. Garfield
      Pages 27-45
    4. Peter McGuffin, Theodore Reich
      Pages 47-75
    5. Don C. Fowles
      Pages 77-110
    6. James N. Butcher, Kelly M. Bemis
      Pages 111-139
    7. Harvey A. Skinner
      Pages 141-159
  3. Minor Variations of Abnormal Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Blake H. Tearnan, Michael J. Telch
      Pages 163-199
    3. George A. Clum, Carolyn Pickett
      Pages 201-221
    4. Patricia J. Aalpoel, Donald J. Lewis
      Pages 223-249
    5. Ellie T. Sturgis
      Pages 251-278
    6. Robert A. Moss
      Pages 279-305
    7. Samuel M. Turner, Rolf G. Jacob, Randall Morrison
      Pages 307-345
  4. Major Variations in Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Tracey Potts Carson, Robert C. Carson
      Pages 349-381
    3. Brendan Maher, Julie S. Ross
      Pages 383-409
    4. Robert C. Carson
      Pages 411-438
    5. Phillip J. Brantley, Patricia B. Sutker
      Pages 439-478
    6. Paul A. Pilkonis
      Pages 479-494
    7. Ira Daniel Turkat, Robert A. Levin
      Pages 495-522
    8. Edwin I. Megargee
      Pages 523-545
  5. Disorders Associated with Addictions and Biological Needs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 547-547
    2. Peter E. Nathan, William M. Hay
      Pages 549-583
    3. Patricia B. Sutker, Robert P. Archer
      Pages 585-621
    4. S. W. Sadava
      Pages 623-651
    5. Peter M. Miller, Patrick Mahlen O’Neil, Robert J. Malcolm, Hal S. Currey
      Pages 653-682
    6. P. H. Van Oot, T. W. Lane, T. D. Borkovec
      Pages 683-723
    7. Victor J. Malatesta, Henry E. Adams
      Pages 725-775
    8. Henry E. Adams, June Chiodo
      Pages 777-806
  6. Disorders Associated with Physical Trauma and Medical Illness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 807-807
    2. Michael Feuerstein, Wolfgang Linden
      Pages 809-839
    3. Oscar A. Parsons, Robert P. Hart
      Pages 841-916
    4. C. David Tollison, Joseph W. Tollison
      Pages 917-938
    5. Andrew J. Cannistraci, Theda Fine
      Pages 939-947
  7. Disorders Usually Arising in Childhood

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 949-949
    2. Cyd C. Strauss, Benjamin B. Lahey
      Pages 951-972
    3. Catherine Lord, Mary J. Ward
      Pages 973-1000
    4. Lynn Pendarvis Clemow, Alan R. King, Phillip J. Brantley
      Pages 1023-1054
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 1055-1091

About this book


The major purpose of this handbook is to provide a comprehensive review of current clinical descriptions, research, and theories of psychopathology. Descrip­ tive psychopathology is a field that is the foundation of clinical practice and re­ search in clinical psychology, psychiatry, psychiatric social work, psychiatric nursing, and allied professions in mental health. Psychopathology is often per­ ceived as "a stepchild" of the more glamorous areas of diagnosis or assessment and therapy or behavioral change. Nevertheless, it is doubtful that any meaningful advancements in these areas will occur until there is a thorough understanding of the behavioral disorders. The purpose of the present project was to devise a handbook that covered both general and specific topics in psychopathology and that would be useful to re­ searchers, practitioners, and graduate or other advanced students in the mental health professions. In order to implement this plan, we selected very carefully colleagues whom we respect for their expertise in particular fields. These include both clinicians and researchers with outstanding national reputations, as well as more junior behavioral scientists and clinicians who, in our opinion, will achieve similar recognition in the future. The chapters in this book lead us to believe that we have chosen wisely. We would like to express our appreciation to these authors for their outstanding contributions and cooperation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Henry E. Adams
    • 1
  • Patricia B. Sutker
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.Psychology Service, Veterans Administration Medical CenterTulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4615-6683-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-6681-6
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