Casebook in Abnormal Psychology

by Timothy A. Brown, David H. Barlow

Published: June 2006
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Paperback
ISBN: 9780534605865

       

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Brown (Boston University) and Barlow (psychology and clinical training, Boston University) cover topics like generalized anxiety, agoraphobia, adolescent social phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, domestic violence, dissociative identity disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, bulimia nervosa, sexual dysfunction, pedophilia, alcohol dependence, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, autism, and trichotillomania. For each disorder, a case study is presented. The clinical history, diagnosis, case formulation, treatment, and outcome are discussed. Also discussed are two cases with no diagnosis provided. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author, Timothy A. Brown

Timothy A. Brown is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Boston University, and Director of Research at Boston University's Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders. He has published extensively in the areas of the classification of anxiety and mood disorders, vulnerability to emotional disorders, psychometrics, and methodological advances in social sciences research. In addition to conducting his own grant-supported research, Dr. Brown serves as a statistical investigator or consultant on numerous federally funded research projects. He has been on the editorial boards of several scientific journals, including recent appointments as Associate Editor to the JOURNAL OF ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY and BEHAVIOR THERAPY. He was a member of the DSM-IV Anxiety Disorders Advisory Committee for generalized anxiety disorder and mixed anxiety depression and the DSM-IV Text Revision, and is currently a core member of the American Psychiatric Association/National Institute of Mental Health DSM-V/ICD Research Planning Committee on anxiety disorders.

David H. Barlow is an internationally recognized expert and leader in clinical psychology, having pioneered many treatments and investigations in anxiety and mood disorders. Currently Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Boston University, Dr. Barlow is also founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, one of the largest research clinics of its kind in the world. Previously, he was distinguished professor at State University of New York at Albany. From 1975 to 1979, he was professor of psychiatry and psychology at Brown University, where he also founded the clinical psychology internship program. From 1969 to 1975, he was professor of psychiatry at the University of Mississippi, where he founded the Medical School psychology residency program. Dr. Barlow received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, his M.A. from Boston College, and his Ph.D. from the University of Vermont. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award from the American Psychological Association and is a fellow of the American Psychological Society.

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