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Published: 30 July 2020

744 Pages

ISBN: 9780190722562

Bookseller Code (AU)


New Edition

Understanding Psychopathology

South African Perspectives

Third Edition

Alban Burke, Tracy-Lee Austin, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Karel Botha, Edwin Du Plessis, Elsabe Jordaan, Melanie Lake, Karabo Makhafula, Malose Makhubela, Mokgadi Moletsane, Juan A. Nel, Basil J. Pillay, Dan J. Stein, Gale Ure, Beate Von Krosigk, and Adri Vorster

  • Case studies facilitate the understanding of selected disorders
  • Multiple-choice, paragraph and essay questions enable students to evaluate their grasp of each chapters content
  • Lecturer support material is available for prescribing lecturers and online assessments are available for students

New to this Edition:

  • Changes from the second revised edition include the structuring of the book into Part 1 and Part 2
  • The changes to the chapters in Part 1: . the addition of the 2018 release of the ICD11 . the inclusion of a political lens and a religious lens on mental illness . engagement with topical issues that have brought about the declassification of certain conditions as mental health disorders
  • The changes to the chapters in Part 2: . the inclusion of an engaging personal history caselet at the start of each chapter . diagrams that show the sub-categories of the DSM-5, ICD-10 and ICD-11, which allow these systems to be examined and compared . recent South African and African research on particular mental disorders

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