About the Author
Graham C. L. Davey, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at the University of Sussex, UK. His research interests extend across mental health problems generally, and anxiety and worry specifically. Professor Davey has published over 140 articles in scientific and professional journals and written or edited 16 books including Psychopathology; Clinical Psychology; Applied Psychology; Complete Psychology; Worrying & Psychological Disorders; and Phobias: A Handbook of Theory, Research & Treatment. He has served as President of the British Psychological Society, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Experimental Psychopathology and Psychopathology Review. When not writing about psychology he watches football and eats curries.
About the Book
Psychopathology continues to rise in popularity as a course of study and many students go on to pursue a career in its associated profession of clinical psychology. To meet this need, Psychopathology has been designed to provide students with a comprehensive coverage of both psychopathology and clinical practice, including extensive treatment techniques for a range of mental health issues. Psychopathology makes this knowledge accessible to students at a range of different learning levels, from first year undergraduates to post-graduate researchers and those undergoing clinical training. The text is primarily evidence and research based, with coverage of relevant research from as recently as 2013, making it useful to researchers as well as clinicians. The emphasis in the book is on providing students with a real insight into the nature and experience of mental health problems, both through the written coverage and by providing a range of video material covering personal accounts of mental health problems. The text is integrated with a wide variety of teaching and learning features that will enable facilitators to teach more effectively, and students to learn more comprehensively. These include Focus Points that discuss contentious or topical issues in detail, Research Methods boxes showing how clinical psychologists do research on psychopathology, and Case Histories detailing a range of mental health problems.

The new edition of Psychopathology has been updated to include full coverage of DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and their implications, and all disorder chapters describe and discuss the impact of DSM-5 on the diagnostic criteria for mental health problems. Additionally, the text has been updated to include an entirely new chapter on Clinical Practice, which covers the roles of mental health professionals, service provision, and the role and training of clinical psychologists, including their key capabilities and competences. New material has been added on:

  • the history of psychopathology
  • mental health and stigma
  • sociocultural and ethic factors in psychopathology
  • CBT and the most recent developments in the third wave of CBT
  • How to conduct meta-analyses and systematic reviews
  • A discussion of the IAPT programme


In the disorder chapters, discussions of bipolar disorder, deliberate self-harm, and psychosis-related phenomena and cognitive decision-making processes have all been expanded. In additional, the most recent research on genetics, epigenetics and neuroscience has been included, along with some explanatory sections in chapter 1 that describe these types of explanation to the reader. In each of the disorder chapters there are three main themes: description and diagnosis, aetiology and causes, and treatment. In the treatment section students are provided with a real insight into how treatments work in practice by providing detailed examples of the ways in which therapies are constructed and delivered.
Psychopathology 2nd edition - Table of Contents

PART I - GENERAL CONCEPTS, PROCESSES & PROCEDURES

1. Psychopathology: Concepts and Approaches

2. Classification, Diagnosis and Assessment

3. Research Methods in Clinical Psychology

4. Treating Psychopathology

5. Clinical Practice (NEW)

PART II – ADULT MENTAL HEALTH

6. Anxiety and Stressor-Related Problems

7. Depression and Mood Disorders

8. Experiencing Psychosis: Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

9. Substance Use and Addictive Disorders

10. Eating Disorders

11. Sexual and Gender Identity Problems

12. Personality Disorders

13. Somatoform Disorders

14. Dissociative Experiences

15. Neurocognitive Disorders

PART III – DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

16. Childhood Psychological and Conduct Problems

17. Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Copyright © John Wiley and Sons Ltd 2014.