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Paper 3.2: Abnormal Psychology

Unit

Content

Time (Hours)

Domain

I Introduction

Abnormality –nature, criteria: statistical abnormality, Psychometric abnormality, Utopian model, deviant behaviour;Misconceptions about mental disorders

Historical background; Indian concept of mental disorders

Classificatory systems; Need of classification; ICD 10 and DSM 5

History of depression

Inter-edition comparison of DSM

10

 

4

3

3

 

 

Must know

 

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

II Models of abnormal behaviour

Psycho-dynamic, behaviourist, cognitive model

Biological viewpoint

Bio-psycho-social approach to abnormal behaviour

Indian concept of abnormality

Genes in mental illnesses

14

 

5

4

5

 

Must know

 

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

III Psychological disorders (DSM 5)

Anxiety disorders: symptoms and causes of Phobias, Panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, PTSD

Mood disorders: symptoms and causal factors of depression, bipolar disorder; Substance use disorders: Alcoholism

Schizophrenia: Symptoms, causes and types), Personality disorders: Classification

Epidemiological survey of common psychopathologies

Personality disorders

16

 

6

 

5

5

 

Must know

 

 

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

 

Syllabus Books:

  1. Butcher, J.N. Mineka, S., Hooley, J.M. (2014) – Abnormal Psychology (15th). New Delhi: Pearson Education.
  2. Niraj, A. (2006).A short textbook of psychiatry. Jaypee Brothers Publishers.
  3. Kearney, C.A. and Trull, T.J. (2012). Abnormal Psychology and Life: A dimensional approach. New Delhi: Cengage Learning
  4. Barlow, D.H. and Durand, V.M. (2010). Textbook of Abnormal Psychology. New Delhi: Cengage Learning

 

Reference Books:

  1. Carr. (2001). Abnormal Psychology.Psychology Press.
  2. Bennett. (2006). Abnormal and Clinical Psychology: An Introductory Textbook. Open University Press.
  3. Strack. (2006). Differentiating Normal and Abnormal Personality.Springer Publishing Company.
  4. Cave. (2002). Classification and Diagnosis of Psychological Abnormality.Routledge.
  5. G. Howells; M. Livia Osborn. (1984). A Reference Companion to the History of Abnormal Psychology. Vol. I.Greenwood Press.
  6. C. Diclemente. (2003). Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop andAddictedPeopleRecover.GuilfordPress.
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