Abnormal psychology in historical context; An integrative approach to psychopathology; Clinical assessment, diagnosis and research methods; Anxiety disorders; Somatoform and dissociative disorders; Mood disorders and suicide; Physical disorders and health psychology; Eating and sleep disorders; Sexual and gender identity disorders; Substance-related disorders; Personality disorders; Schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders; Developmental and cognitive disorders; Mental health services - legal and ethical issues.
..".the author's use of the integrative approach to psychopathology
provides extensive explanations of (the) nature of the various
psychological disorders, making this text one of the most
comprehensive abnormal texts I have come across. I find that the
text presents the historical and theoretical perspectives of
psychopathology and recent research in abnormal psychology in a
manner that is easy for students to comprehend. Additionally, this
text is very innovative in its utilization of pictorial integrative
models of the various psychological disorders. These illustrations
provide students with a clear and comprehensive overview of the
types, causes, symptoms, and possible treatments of psychopathology
in a simple, colorful display."
"Another strength of the text lies in its smooth, organizational flow, provided in large part by the integrative approach, and the easily comprehensible language with which it was written."
"I particularly liked the use of cross-cultural perspectives with certain disorders, such as with Conversion Disorder. The inclusion of diversity in psychology is an especially difficult task, especially remaining balanced and objective with other cultural perspectives. I applaud their use of cross cultural examples and perspectives..."
"The charts and color presentations of the integrative model are wonderful."
"This text does an excellent job of illustrating the 'integrative model.' The wonderful artwork...demonstrates this model visually for the student...I'm highly impressed with this aspect of the Durand/Barlow text."