Given the world's current social climate, it is not surprising that psychopathology continues to rise in popularity as a course of study or that so many students go on to pursue a career in its associated profession of clinical psychology. To answer this need, Psychopathology provides students with a solid foundation of our contemporary understanding of all facets of psychopathology - including its assessment, etiology, and effective treatment techniques for a range of mental health issues. The text's accessible format and case study approach will also provide a valuable opportunity to understand how a broad range of diagnoses are reached in clinical settings. Psychopathology's initial chapters deal with broader conceptual issues relating to the field, including the definition of psychopathology and its assessment tools, research methods, and treatment options. Subsequent chapters emphasize a range of specific psychopathological topics likely to be encountered by practicing psychologists. While employing the widely adopted DSM-IV diagnostic criteria, the text is also supplemented by a variety of features designed to broaden the student's understanding of psychopathology and facilitate its effective teaching. These include highlighted boxes such as Focus Points, Activities, Research Methods, Case Histories, Treatment in Practice, and more. There is also a helpful included DVD that begins with illuminating re-enactments of actual patient interviews designed to be viewed in conjunction with assessment and diagnostic information provided in the text. The DVD continues with an introduction to clinical psychology training for those interested in pursuing a career in the field. Reflecting the latest international psychopathological research and assessment techniques , Psychopathology is one of the most comprehensive and accessible sourcebooks available for students and lecturers alike.Graham C. Davey is the author of 'Psychopathology: Research, Assessment and Treatment in Clinical Psychology', published 2008 under ISBN 9781405132244 and ISBN 1405132248.