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Fourth Edition

November 2023 | 792 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In Psychopathology, Fourth Edition, best-selling author William J. Ray brings together current perspectives concerning the manner in which the human mind, behavior, and experience can be understood. In addition to the traditional psychological literature, this book draws from work in the cognitive and affective neurosciences, epidemiology, ethology, and genetics. Ray focuses on unifying and integrating the biopsychosocial understandings of human behavior within a broader consideration of human culture and language as it applies to psychopathology.

Chapter 1: An Overview of Psychopathology and Changing Conceptualizations of Mental Illness
Chapter 2: Neuroscience Approaches to Understanding Psychopathology
Chapter 3: Research Methods
Chapter 4: Assessment and Classification of Psychological Disorders
Chapter 5: Childhood and Adolescent-Onset Disorders
Chapter 6: Mood Disorders
Chapter 7: Stress, Trauma, and PTSD
Chapter 8: Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
Chapter 9: Dissociative Disorders and Somatic Symptom Disorders
Chapter 10: Eating Disorders
Chapter 11: Sexual Disorders, Paraphilic Disorders, and Gender Dysphoria
Chapter 12: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
Chapter 13: Schizophrenia
Chapter 14: Personality Disorders
Chapter 15: Neurocognitive Disorders
Chapter 16: The Law and Mental Health


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"Clearly written, scholarly, good amount of focus on neuroscience, good charts and diagrams, good focus on the difference between pathology and not pathology throughout."

Anne Richards
Seattle Central College

"I like it a lot. It provides clear scaffolding to help students contextualize the DSM."

Adam Brown
Silberman School for Social Work at Hunter College, City University of New York