in Abnormal Behavior, Third Edition
by Kayla F. Bernheim
978-1-930398-21-4  © 2018  $38.00  ($30.40 to bookstores)

CHAPTER ONE    The Scope and Nature of Abnormality
Approaching Abnormality: Today's Biopsychosocial Model
    [Biological, psychological, and social factors should all be considered in any comprehensive account of psychological disorder.]
Case 1   Abnormality or Eccentricity? The Case of Neil Cargile
    [This case of a wealthy, prominent cross-dresser raises the question of how we decide whether an abnormal behavior constitutes a disorder.]
Case 2   A “Normal” Psychological Disorder: The Case of Martin B.
    [A man reacts to being rejected and abandoned by his wife of twelve years.]
CHAPTER TWO    Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Case 3   Severe Autistic Spectrum Disorder: The Case of Amy P.
    [Parents are mistakenly blamed for the development of autism in their child.]
Case 4   High-functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorder: The Case of Isaac T.
    [What happens when a young man discovers that he has autism?]
Case 5   Attention Deficit–Hyperactivity Disorder: The Case of Michael C.
    [Combined biological and environmental factors lead to a poor treatment outcome.]
Case 6   Attention Deficit–Hyperactivity Disorder, Inattentive Type: The Case of Megan D.
    [Another case of ADHD, with its inattention and disorganization, but without hyperactivity and impulsivity.]
Case 7   Tourette’s Disorder: A Surgeon’s Life
    [In his book, An Anthropologist On Mars, Oliver Sacks describes a surgeon who functions successfully despite a severe tic disorder.]
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CHAPTER THREE    Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Case 8   Schizophrenia in a Young Adult: The Case of Steve M.
    [A typical case of schizophrenia responds moderately well to modern treatment.]
Case 9   Chronic Schizophrenia: The Case of Lenny D.
    [An individual’s almost imperceptible slide into a long-term case of schizophrenia.]
Case 10   Delusional Disorder: The Case of Mr. P.
    [The father of an adolescent is discovered to be the really disturbed member of the family.]
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CHAPTER FOUR    Bipolar and Related Disorders
>Case 11   Bipolar Disorder Type I: The Case of Noreen W.
    [The treatment thirty years ago of a young woman illustrates changes in diagnostic thinking and treatment approaches over time.]
>Case 12   Bipolar Disorder Type I: The Case of Carla P.
    [This case offers a more contemporary look at a serious but treatable disorder.]
>Case 13   Bipolar Disorder Type II: The Case of Bernie B.
    [Bipolar Disorder is diagnosed in an adult, many years after the onset of the disorder.]
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CHAPTER FIVE    Depressive Disorders
Case 14   Major Depressive Disorder: The Case of Hannah H.
    [Genetics and environment combine in the case of this vibrant woman who survived despite the odds.]
Case 15   Persistent Depressive Disorder: The Case of Bonnie D.
    [A less severe kind of depression, but one that is often very difficult to treat effectively.]
Case 16   Depression in an African-American Teenager: The Case of Takisha Landry
    [A case reported in the literature highlights the importance of understanding the cultural context in which symptoms occur.]
Case 17   Situational Depression in the Elderly: The Case of Mr. A.
    [An elderly man and his wife are both depressed and are treated for it. When is depression “normal”? How do we explain differences in treatment outcome?]
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CHAPTER SIX    Anxiety Disorders
Case 18   Simple Phobia: The Case of Philip B.
    [Extreme fear of enclosed spaces prompts an individual to explore his past and to participate in behavioral treatment.]
Case 19   Panic and Agoraphobia: The Case of Sandy J.
    [Agoraphobia is successfully treated with cognitive-behavioral interventions in this case, despite lack of therapeutic attention to a childhood history of sexual abuse.]
Case 20   Social Anxiety Disorder: The Case of Timmy R.
    [A chaotic environment, an overwhelmed mother, and physical disability lead to the development of social anxiety disorder in a six year old boy.]
Case 21   Generalized Anxiety Disorder: The Case of Dawn D.
    [Constant, diffuse, overwhelming worry preoccupies—incapacitates—an otherwise enviable person.]
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CHAPTER SEVEN    Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
Case 22   Obsessive-compulsive Disorder: The Case of Dr. S.
    [In Judith Rapoport’s The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Washing, a man vividly describes an OCD attack.]
Case 23   Body Dysmorphic Disorder: The Case of Aaron W.
    [Isolated and lonely at college, a young man comes to believe that his face is “hideous.”]
Case 24   Hoarding Disorder: The Case of Susan O.
    [When objects acquire meaning and emotional attachments form, discarding anything at all can become excruciatingly anxiety-provoking.]
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CHAPTER EIGHT    Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
Case 25   Acute Stress Disorder: The Case of Miss F.
    [Rape trauma syndrome improves gradually over time without formal treatment. What was curative?]
Case 26   Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Case of George G.
    [A case study of a long-term disorder suffered by many veterans of intense military action.]
Case 27   Reactive Attachment Disorder: The Case of Sonja S.
    [A youngster adopted at an early age is unable to form normal attachments and exhibits behavioral problems.]
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CHAPTER NINE    Dissociative Disorders
Case 28   Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder: The Case of Marie O.
    [A woman with a history of sexual abuse floats out of her body away from images that are upsetting to her.]
Case 29   Dissociative Identity Disorder: The Case of Anonymous
    [A psychiatric nurse describes her own struggle with what used to be called multiple personality disorder.]
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CHAPTER TEN    Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
Case 30   Somatic Symptom Disorder: The Case of Lisa L.
    [A shifting pattern of symptoms presents a confusing and changing diagnostic picture over time.]
Case 31   Illness Anxiety Disorder: The Case of Harry P.
    [Is an inability to express feelings related to the development of somatic symptoms?]
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CHAPTER ELEVEN    Feeding and Eating Disorders
Case 32   Anorexia Nervosa: The Case of Gail
    [Hilda Bruch, a pioneer in our understanding of eating disorders, describes the intense power struggle that can develop around food, weight, and eating.]
Case 33   Binge-Eating Disorder: The Case of Sheila A.
    [Eating can be a comforter, but sometimes it turns into a stressor, as it did for this single, working mother.]
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CHAPTER TWELVE    Sleep-Wake Disorders
Case 34   Insomnia Disorder: The Case of Maisey K.
    [Chronic insomnia is associated with a host of other mental and physical ailments in a stressed-out woman.]
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CHAPTER THIRTEEN    Sexual Dysfunctions
Case 35   Female Orgasmic Disorder: The Case of Susan C.
    [A sexual disorder emerges in the course of treating other problems. A biopsychosocial approach is used successfully.]
Case 36   Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: The Case of Sean D.
    [Women are not the only ones who experience low sexual desire. This case looks at the psychological factors negatively impacting a man’s sexual desire.]
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CHAPTER FOURTEEN    Gender Dysphoria
Case 37   Gender Dysphoria in a Young Child: The Case of Billy B.
    [A young boy insists that he wants to be a girl.]
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CHAPTER FIFTEEN    Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders
Case 38   Oppositional-Defiant Disorder: The Case of Timmy G.
    [Parents’ conflicts affect the behavior of their son.]
Case 39   Antisocial Personality Disorder: The Case of William Hardin
    [A member of a “wilding” gang goes to jail. Does he have a psychological disorder?]
Case 40   Kleptomania: The Case of Donald S.
    [Kleptomania emerges late in therapy with a man who presents with depression.]
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CHAPTER SIXTEEN    Substance Related and Addictive Disorders
Case 41   Emerging Alcoholism: The Case of Simon S.
    [An attorney arrests his alcohol problem before it destroys his life.]
Case 42   Mixed Substance Abuse: The Case of Miguel S.
    [Does a “bad trip” indicate that a person was unstable to begin with?]
Case 43   Gambling Disorder: The Case of Veronica A.
    [An elderly, bereaved woman develops a gambling problem that threatens her very life.]
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CHAPTER SEVENTEEN    Neurocognitive Disorders
Case 44   Major Cognitive Disorder Related to HIV Infection: The Case of Samuel G.
    [A young sailor is discharged from the service, demented and dying.]
Case 45   Alzheimer’s Disorder: The Case of Ginny
    [A husband chronicles the decline into Alzheimer’s Disease of his beloved wife.]
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CHAPTER EIGHTEEN    Personality Disorders
Case 46   Paranoid–Schizotypal Personality Disorder: The Case of Peter N.
    [This case illustrates the diagnostic uncertainty and overlap that characterize the personality disorders.]
Case 47   Borderline Personality Disorder: The Case of Roberta F.
    [Is this controversial diagnosis really a pejorative way of describing victims of chronic trauma?]
Case 48   Avoidant Personality Disorder: The Case of Carl S.
    [A young man makes moderate progress with multiple, brief episodes of treatment over nine years.]
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CHAPTER NINETEEN    Paraphilic Disorders
Case 49   Sexual Masochism Disorder: The Case of The Anonymous Caller
    [A caller asks a therapist whether wanting to be spanked during sex is abnormal or not.]
Case 50   Pedophilia: The Case of James Q.
    [The development of pedophilia in an incarcerated prisoner is explored.]
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