Psychopathology: Symptoms, Challenges and Current Concepts

Jeremy Williams (Editor)

Series: Mental Illnesses and Treatments
BISAC: PSY022000



Volume 10

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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This book provides current research on the symptoms, challenges and current concepts of psychopathology. Chapter One reviews the stipulative definitions of poor and protective prognostic factors as applied in the field of clinical mental health. Chapter Two discusses the categorical and dimensional models of personality pathology and highlights the advantages and disadvantages associated with each perspective. Chapter Three investigates the association between the Dark Triad (DT) and early maladaptive schema domains. Chapter Four reviews the main instruments for assessing avoidance as well as treatment suggestions. Chapter Five addresses the intergenerational transmission of trauma (ITT). Chapter Six presents mental health intervention concepts on pre- and postnatal mental health. Chapter Seven focuses on the advances in the study of male psychopathy. Chapter Eight presents a relatively recent approach to help individuals deal with stress and achieve relaxation, and describes its application on two specific clinical conditions, i.e., perinatal mood disorders and eating disorders. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)


Chapter 1. Prognosis in Context
Nicole Schluep and Junaid Hassim (Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, and others)

Chapter 2. Pathological Personality Traits: The Darker Aspects of Personality
Gillian A. McCabe, Jennifer K. Vrabel and Virgil Zeigler-Hill (Department of Psychology, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA)

Chapter 3. Early Maladaptive Schema Domains and the Dark Triad: Core Beliefs Show What is Common and What is Distinct in Dark Personalities
András Láng (Institute of Psychology, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary)

Chapter 4. Avoidance: Implications for Psychopathology and Advances in Research
Santiago Barajas, Luis Garra and Marisa García-Pérez (University Hospital of Guadalajara, Spain, and others)

Chapter 5. The Intergenerational Impact of Trauma: Individual, Family and Community Implications
A. Gnazzo, M. Khademi, V. Guerriero, J. Manoogian, A. Kalayjian, G.C. Zavattini, and G. de Campora (Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza, University of Rome, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 6. On Pre- and Postnatal Mental Health Intervention Concepts
Goetz Egloff and Dragana Djordjevic (Practice for Psychoanalysis, Mannheim, affil, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, and others)

Chapter 7. Advances in the Study of Male Psychopathy
Robert Eme (Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg Campus, Schaumburg, IL, USA)

Chapter 8. Biofeedback. An Evidence-Based Approach to the Management of Two Major Health Diseases: Obesity and Perinatal Mood Disorders
Gaia de Campora, Luciano Giromini, and Richard Gevirtz (Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, Sapienza, University of Rome, Rome, Italy)


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