Psychopathology And Function

Psychopathology And Function

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Psychopathology and Function by Dr. Bette Bonder has been an essential resource in the field of occupational therapy for more than 20 years. It is a one-of a kind text that compares diagnostic criteria used by mental health professionals with the framework used by occupational therapists and it identifies deficits in occupational performance that require occupational therapy intervention. Updated and revised, this Fourth Edition includes recent research literature regarding epidemiology, causes, and treatment of psychiatric disorders.

New to the Fourth Edition:
Chapter objectives
Overview of the history in occupational therapy mental health
A case study at the end of each chapter
New and expanded tables
Expanded discussion of DSM-V
Expanded discussion of evidence for practice
Expanded and updated Internet resources
Discussion of lifespan considerations for each group of diagnoses

Unique Benefits and Features of the Fourth Edition:
Adoption of concepts from the AOTAs Occupational Therapy Practice Framework (2nd ed.)
Comparison and contrast of concepts with the DSM-IV-TR and the World Health Organizations International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health
Exploration of current trends in mental health and discussion of their impact on occupational therapy
Consideration of evidence-based practice
Discussion of occupational therapy in the community and in prevention of mental health disorders
Updated research and psychopharmacology
Relation between DSM-V and occupational science views of psychosocial deficits explored and analyzed
Instructors material to supplement the book that includes Instructors Manual and PowerPoint slides

Psychopathology and Function, Fourth Edition will continue the traditions of past editions and remain one of the professions most looked-to textbooks for recent and critical information on psychiatric diagnosis.

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