Specialty Articles from the Encyclopedia of Mental Health
- Howard Friedman, University of California, Riverside, USA
Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers.
- Published: July 2001
- Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
- ISBN: 978-0-12-267805-9
"The litmus test for a volume such as this rests in asking two questions. Are the articles cogent articulations of current thinking and methodology? Do they serve to both explicate and enrich the subject area? These critera, we can say, are satisfied. This book deserves a strong recommendation as a test and reference for psychopathology. Broad based, the book is written by experts for generalists as well as for those doing clinical work in the given areas... The diversity, clinical coverage, and liveliness of the ideas make this collection stimulating for practitioners and academics alike. Each topic enjoys a robust portrayal. Disorders are place in epidemiological context, their diagnostic features provided, and their most obvious forms illustrated. The often overlooked social impairment or prevention is refreshingly included in many cases, elucidating the implications of the disorders beyond matters of diagnosis and invervention, also covered thoroughly in most cases." -CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY "The majority of mental health students and professionals would find this book immensely useful... Information is well organized and easily accessible..." -DOODY REVIEW SERVICES