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New Chapter 7, Depressive and Bipolar Disorders combines coverage that was previously in separate chapters on these disorders and their treatment.
Comprehensive addition of COVID-19 pandemic-related material and findings throughout the book, including ties between the pandemic and PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, suicide, sexual functioning, family abuse, and substance abuse; special impact of the pandemic on children; and the pandemic-related shift toward telemental health instead of in-person treatment in the clinical field.
Enhancement of every pathology chapter's discussion of the Developmental Psychopathology perspective, including the addition of many enlightening, pedagogical drawings and pieces of art that help readers better understand the perspective's explanations.
Enhancement of every pathology chapter's discussion of brain circuits, including the addition of many unique, pedagogical drawings that help clarify these circuits and bring them to life.
Expanded coverage of new technologies and their impact on clinical research and treatment throughout the book.
New topic discussions such as the impact of vaping, ketamine-based treatment for depression, and sexual assaults on transgender and non-binary persons
Eleventh Edition| ©2021
Ronald J. Comer; Jonathan S. Comer
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Table of Contents
Abnormal Psychology in Science and Clinical Practice
1 Abnormal Psychology: Past and Present
2 Research in Abnormal Psychology
3 Models of Abnormality
4 Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Problems of Anxiety and Mood
5 Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Related Disorders
6 Disorders of Trauma and Stress
7 Depressive and Bipolar Disorders and Treatments
Problems of the Mind and Body
9 Disorders Featuring Somatic Symptoms
10 Eating Disorders
11 Substance Use and Addictive Disorders
12 Sexual Disorders and Gender Variations
Problems of Psychosis and the Cognitive Function
13 Schizophrenia and Related Disorders
14 Treatments for Schizophrenia and Other Severe Mental Disorders
15 Personality Disorders
16 Disorders Common Among Children and Adolescents
17 Disorders of Aging and Cognition
18 Law, Society, and the Mental Health Profession
Eleventh Edition| 2021
Ronald J. Comer; Jonathan S. Comer
Ronald J. Comer
Ronald Comer has been a professor in Princeton University’s Department of Psychology for the past 46 years, also serving for many years as director of Clinical Psychology Studies and as chair of the university’s Institutional Review Board. In 2016 he transitioned to emeritus status at the university. He has received the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton, where his various courses in abnormal psychology were among the university’s most popular.
Professor Comer is also Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has also been a practicing clinical psychologist and served as a consultant to Eden Autism Services and to hospitals and family practice residency programs throughout New Jersey.
In addition to writing the textbooks Abnormal Psychology (eleventh edition), Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology (ninth edition), Psychology Around Us (second edition), and Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology (second edition), Professor Comer has published a range of journal articles and produced numerous widely used educational video programs, including The Higher Education Video Library Series, The Video Anthology for Abnormal Psychology, Video Segments in Neuroscience, Introduction to Psychology Video Clipboard, and Developmental Psychology Video Clipboard.
Professor Comer was an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania and a graduate student at Clark University. He currently lives in Boynton Beach, Florida, with his wife, Marlene. From there he keeps a close eye on his nearby grandchildren Delia and Emmett, somehow making the same mistakes with them that he made with their father Jon and uncle Greg a generation ago. Then again, that turned out pretty well.
Jonathan S. Comer
Jonathan Comer is a professor of psychology at Florida International University, where he also directs the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) Program. He is Past President of the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12 of the American Psychological Association) and a leader in the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology. The author of approximately 200 scientific papers and chapters, he has received career awards from the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies for his research on innovative treatment methods, childhood anxiety and disruptive behaviors, and the impact of traumatic stress, disasters, and terrorism on children. His current work also focuses on ties between psychopathology, neurocircuitry, and the intergenerational transmission of psychological problems.
In addition to Abnormal Psychology (eleventh edition), Professor Comer has authored Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology (ninth edition) and Childhood Disorders (second edition) and edited The Oxford Handbook of Research Strategies for Clinical Psychology, among other books. He serves as Editor of the journal Behavior Therapy and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Clinical Psychology, the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice. He is also a practicing clinical psychologist.
Professor Comer was an undergraduate at the University of Rochester and a graduate student at Temple University. He currently lives in South Florida, with his wife, Jami, and their children Delia and Emmett. He loves music—both playing and listening—and enjoys keeping an eye on the often-frustrating Philadelphia sports teams that his father taught him to love/hate.
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Ronald J. Comer; Jonathan S. Comer
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