Durand, V.M. & Barlow, D.H. (2009). Essentials of abnormal psychology(5th Ed.). Belmont, CA. Wadsworth.
This book explains abnormal psychology through their the most modern, scientific method for studying the subject. Throughout the text, it will teach you that psychological disorders are rarely caused by a single influence, but rooted in multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. Kellner, Robert. Somatization and Hypochondriasis (1985). Praeger Publishers.
This journal brought together a wide range of research, presenting new information on the nature of functional somatic symptoms and hypochondriasis. It displays surveys historical and current views on these topics, and explains similar symptoms. Bryant, Richard A., Ph.D. and Harvey, Allison. G. Ph.D. Acute Stress Disorder: A Handbook of Theory, Assessment, and Treatment. (Jan. 2000).
This article outlines techniques to prevent the development of PTSD by identifying and treating those with Acute Stress Disorder. Going on clinical and research experience, they review the underlying issues, and detail the procedures for using cognitive behavior therapy to treat Acute Stress Disorder. Weissman MM, Bruce LM, Leaf PJ: Affective disorders, in Psychiatric Disorders in America: The Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study. Edited by Robins LN, Regier DA. New York, Free Press, 1991, pp 53–80
This article describes the development of a brief and easy-to-use screening tool for bipolar spectrum disorder called the Mood Questionnaire. Thornton, Louise Loots: Recovery From Schizophrenia.(2001)
This article is a life experience story of Louise Thornton, a mother of three children. Two have been diagnosed with mental illness. Her son, diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, has been living with the symptoms for over 20 years. Her daughter has a dual diagnosis and...