The field of abnormal psychology identified multiple different causes for different conditions, employing diverse theories from the general field of psychology and elsewhere, and much still hinges on what exactly is meant by abnormal. There has traditionally been a divide between psychological and biological explanations, reflecting a philosophical dualism in regard to the mind body problem, as well as different approaches to the classification of mental disorders.
This textbook provides readers with a comprehensive and up-to-date real-world overview of the abnormal psychology by keeping in view the syllabi of several universities. It emphasizes on an integrated approach by building on the strengths of existing, theoretical systems and clinical methods and making biological information clear to students, and on providing a focus on empirical research and diversity. The discussion made in this book will help the readers to understand and learn about the different aspects of abnormal psychology.