This comprehensive resource offers complete coverage of the major psychological disorders and presents a balanced integration of empirical data and diagnostic criteria to demonstrate the basis for individual diagnoses. The accessible format and case study approach provide the opportunity to understand how diagnoses are reached. Thoroughly updated and revised, this Sixth Edition encompasses the most current research in the field and features expanded coverage of the neurobiological foundations of disorders. The most up–to–date coverage on adult psychopathology Now in its sixth edition, Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis offers comprehensive coverage of the major psychological disorders and presents a balanced integration of empirical data and diagnostic criteria to demonstrate the basis for individual diagnoses. The accessible format, overview chapters on broader issues—such as interviewing—that affect all diagnoses, and case study approach provide the ideal support for students to examine and understand how diagnoses are reached and applied. Updated to reflect the latest advancements in psychopathology, this edition offers contributions by internationally renowned leaders in the field, thirty percent of whom are new to this edition. Coverage is featured of essential topics, including: * Neurobiological foundations of disorders * The problem of dual diagnoses * Expanded coverage of anxiety and gender issues * Eating disorders * Overview chapter on interviewing * Mental disorders as discrete clinical conditions with dimensional characteristics Encompassing the most current research in the field, Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis, Sixth Edition provides a thorough introduction to the principles of the DSM–IV–TR classification system and its application in clinical practice, including dimensional and categorical classifications. MICHEL HERSEN, PhD, ABPP, is Professor and Dean of the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, and past president of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. He is coauthor and coeditor of 146 books and author of 226 scientific journal articles. DEBORAH C. BEIDEL, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Psychology; Director of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology; and Director, Anxiety Disorders Clinic, University of Central Florida. Past president of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, she is the author or coauthor of over 220 journal articles, book chapters, and books.