Comprehensive Handbook of Psychopathology

  • Patricia B. Sutker
  • Henry E. Adams

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Henry E. Adams, John F. Cassidy
      Pages 3-25
    3. Sol L. Garfield
      Pages 27-46
    4. Don C. Fowles
      Pages 57-82
    5. James N. Butcher, Trudy Narikiyo, Kelly Bemis Vitousek
      Pages 83-105
  3. Neurotic and Psychotic Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Ronald M. Rapee, David H. Barlow
      Pages 109-127
    3. Ellie T. Sturgis
      Pages 129-144
    4. John A. Fairbanks, William E. Schlenger, Juesta M. Caddell, M. Gail Woods
      Pages 145-165
    5. Anthony Iezzi, Henry E. Adams
      Pages 167-201
    6. John F. Kihlstrom, Douglas J. Tataryn, Irene P. Hoyt
      Pages 203-234
    7. Lynn P. Rehm, Carolyn Ivens Tyndall
      Pages 235-261
    8. Brendan A. Maher, Manfred Spitzer
      Pages 263-293
    9. Robert C. Carson, Charles A. Sanislow III
      Pages 295-333
  4. Personality Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Patricia B. Sutker, Franlynn Bugg, Jeffrey A. West
      Pages 337-369
    3. Thomas A. Widiger, Timothy J. Trull
      Pages 371-394
    4. Roger K. Blashfield, Roger T. Davis
      Pages 395-409
    5. Susan K. Thompson-Pope, Ira D. Turkat
      Pages 411-434
  5. Disorders Associated with Social and Situational Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 435-435
    2. Judith Lynn Johnson, William G. McCown
      Pages 437-450
    3. Peter E. Nathan
      Pages 451-476
    4. Madeline Uddo, Robert M. Malow, Patricia B. Sutker
      Pages 477-503
    5. Donald A. Williamson, Susan E. Barker, Lisa E. Norris
      Pages 505-530
    6. Richard R. Bootzin, Rachel Manber, Michael L. Perlis, Marie-Anne Salvio, James K. Wyatt
      Pages 531-561
    7. Henry E. Adams, Richard D. McAnulty
      Pages 563-579
    8. Victor J. Malatesta, Henry E. Adams
      Pages 581-615
    9. Edwin I. Megargee
      Pages 617-644
  6. Disorders Associated with Physical Trauma and Medical Illness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 645-645
    2. Phillip J. Brantley, V. Diane Garrett
      Pages 647-670
    3. Earl A. Burch Jr.
      Pages 671-688
    4. Oscar A. Parsons, Sara Jo Nixon
      Pages 689-733
    5. William C. Heindel, David P. Salmon, Nelson Butters
      Pages 735-761
  7. Disorders Usually Arising in Specific Life Stages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 763-763
    2. Paul J. Frick, Cyd C. Strauss, Benjamin B. Lahey, Mary Anne G. Christ
      Pages 765-789
    3. Catherine Lord, Mary J. Ward
      Pages 791-814
    4. Jane E. Fisher, Antonette M. Zeiss, Laura L. Carstensen
      Pages 815-842
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 843-864

About this book


The first edition of Comprehensive Handbook of Psychopathology was published in 1984, al­ most a decade ago. In the interim there has been an explosion of information in psychopathology. Proliferation of knowledge has included a widening base of research data and changing or new concepts and theories regarding classification, measurement methods, and etiology of abnormal behaviors and mental disorders. It has been an active and productive period for biological and behavioral scientists and clinicians, particularly in terms of changing notions of the complex interaction of environmental and biological factors in many disorders. For example, with the classic disorders-such as anxiety and dissociative disorders-our understanding, while far from perfect, has been greatly enhanced in recent years. Whereas there was almost a vacuum of empirical knowledge ten years ago about the personality disorders, concentrated efforts have been undertaken to investigate classification, comorbidities, and expression of the personality disorders, and variants in normal personality traits. In addition, scientific advances in the fields of behavioral medicine, health psychology, and neuropsychology have greatly contributed to our knowledge of psychopathology and the interplay of psychobiological factors. It is now commonly acknowledged that psychopathology is not limited to the traditional mental illness categories; it also plays a significant role in many physical illnesses, such as cancer and AIDS. With these developments, it became clear that the first edition of this handbook was outdated and that a revision was needed.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia B. Sutker
    • 1
  • Henry E. Adams
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Veterans Affairs Medical CenterTulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.University of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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