By David H. Barlow, V. Mark Durand
During this briefer model of Durand and Barlow's greatly taught textual content, the authors clarify irregular psychology via their standard-setting integrative approach--the latest, scientifically legitimate approach for learning the topic. via this integrative strategy, scholars research that mental problems are infrequently attributable to a unmarried impact, yet rooted within the interplay between a number of elements: organic, mental, cultural, social, familial, or even political. A conversational writing variety, constant pedagogy, and actual case profiles--95 percentage from the authors' personal case files--provide a practical context for the clinical findings of the booklet. furthermore, those positive factors make sure that readers by no means lose sight of the truth that genuine everyone is at the back of the DSM-IV-TR standards, the theories, and the examine.
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The humoral theory was, perhaps, the first example of associating psychological disorders with a “chemical imbalance,” an approach that is widespread today. AP Photo/Hatem Moussa Comments National Library of Medicine ▲ Bloodletting, the extraction of blood from patients, was intended to restore the balance of humors in the body. The four humors were related to the Greeks’ conception of the four basic qualities: heat, dryness, moisture, and cold. Each humor was associated with one of these qualities.
For this reason, there are no separate chapters in this book on such types of treatment approaches as psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, or humanistic. Rather, the latest and most effective drug and psychosocial treatments (nonmedical treatments that focus on psychological, social, and cultural factors) are described in the context of specific disorders in keeping with our integrative multidimensional perspective. We now survey many early attempts to describe and treat abnormal behavior and to comprehend its causes.
The actual treated problem may be a modification derived from the presenting problem. clinical description Details of the combination of behaviors, thoughts, and feelings of an individual that make up a particular disorder. prevalence Number of people displaying a disorder in the total population at any given time (compare with incidence). incidence Number of new cases of a disorder appearing during a specific period (compare with prevalence). course Pattern of development and change of a disorder over time.