Abnormal Psychology

Contrasting Perspectives

by Jonathan D. Raskin


This groundbreaking core textbook offers a comprehensive overview of different approaches to the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders.

The book retains important diagnostic perspectives, including the DSM-5, ICD-10, ICD-11 and PDM, but also widens the scope of coverage beyond mainstream psychiatric models to include psychological, biological, historical, sociocultural and therapeutic approaches. Contemporary and well-balanced, this book provides an even-handed and holistic foundation, allowing students to develop a strong critical mindset while retaining a robust research-driven orientation.
  • Covers core content around psychiatric perspectives, placed in the broader context of alternative approaches, through an innovative structure, organized by presenting problem
  • Grounded in lived experience of disorder: shines a spotlight on service-users, through `Case Examples? scenarios and `Lived Experience? perspective pieces
  • Student-friendly writing style and engaging `Controversial Question?, `Try it Yourself? and `In Depth? features encourage active reading experience and deeper comprehension and critical thinking
  • Impressive ancillary support package, featuring instructor slides, test bank, instructor manual, student study guide, multiple choice self-test quizzes, flashcard activities and more.

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