Medical Factors and Psychological Disorders

A Handbook for Psychologists

  • Randall L. Morrison
  • Alan S. Bellack

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alan S. Bellack, Randall L. Morrison
      Pages 3-17
    3. George M. Simpson, Edmond H. Pi
      Pages 19-37
  3. Psychiatric Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Edmond H. Pi, George M. Simpson
      Pages 41-60
    3. Michael E. Thase
      Pages 61-91
    4. Jerry M. Friedman, Joseph E. Czekala
      Pages 93-114
    5. Jeffrey M. Brandsma, Douglas P. Hobson
      Pages 115-139
    6. Ralph E. Tarter, Andrea M. Hegedus
      Pages 141-169
  4. Nonpsychiatric Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Steven Zlutnick
      Pages 173-201
    3. Joanna M. Polefrone, Stephen B. Manuck, Kevin T. Larkin, M. Elizabeth Francis
      Pages 203-229
    4. Perry C. Goldstein, Douglas F. Levinson
      Pages 231-265
    5. Barbara J. Dorian, C. Barr Taylor
      Pages 267-286
    6. Michael A. Andrykowski, William H. Redd
      Pages 287-323
    7. Frank Andrasik, Steven Baskin
      Pages 325-349
    8. Donald A. Williamson, C. J. Davis, Laurie Ruggiero
      Pages 351-370
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 371-374

About this book


Throughout the last decade, the field of clinical psychology has expanded dramatically. Clinical psychologists are involved in the treatment and research of a wider range of problems and disorders than they have ever been before. Evidence has been rapidly ac­ cumulating regarding the role of psychological variables and stress in the etiology and maintenance of a range of medical and psychiatric disorders. New models of psy­ chotherapy have been developed and refined, and the specific efficacy of psychother­ apeutic interventions for an increasing number of disorders (or sUbtypes of disorders) has been documented. However, concurrent with research that demonstrates the impact of psychosomatic factors in various disorders and the efficacy of psychological or psychosocial interven­ tions, dramatic progress has been made with regard to the investigation of biological factors that may mediate certain disorders. That physical factors may underlie many in­ stances of psychiatric illness has been repeatedly demonstrated. Also, the efficacy of so­ matic treatments for different disorders, or for subtypes of disorders, has been reported with increasing methodological rigor.


clinical psychology etiology intervention psychiatric disorder psychology stress

Editors and affiliations

  • Randall L. Morrison
    • 1
  • Alan S. Bellack
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryMedical College of Pennsylvania at EPPIPhiladelphiaUSA

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