Psychology of Abnormal Behaviour -1

Notes for Abnormal Psychology as per SPPU, Psychology Syllabus SYBA (CBCS Pattern) From AY 2020-21

UNIT-I: Abnormal Psychology: An Overview (12)

1- Abnormality: Meaning, Definition, Nature.
2- Historical Background of Abnormality.
3- Criteria of abnormal behaviour (Biological, Psychological, Socio-cultural)
4- Current Classification Systems: DSM-5 & ICD-10/11 an Overview.

UNIT-II: ANXIETY DISORDERS, OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDERS (OCD), TRAUMA & STRESSOR RELATED DISORDERS 

1- Generalized Anxiety Disorders: Nature, Types, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes.
2- Panic & Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety (Phobia): Nature, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes
3- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Body Dimorphic Disorders: Nature, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes
4- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Acute Stress Disorder: Nature, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes



UNIT-III: SOMATOFORM AND DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS (11)

1- Somatic symptoms Disorder: Nature, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes
2- Illness Anxiety Disorder: Nature, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes
3- Conversion Disorders: Nature, Types, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes
4- Dissociative Identity Disorders: Nature, Types, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes

UNIT-IV: DEPRESSIVE AND BIPOLAR DISORDERS (11)

1- Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder: Nature, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes
2- Bipolar-I Disorder: Nature, Types, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes
3- Bipolar-II Disorder: Nature, Types, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes
4- Suicide and Cyclothymic Disorder: Nature, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes



Books for Reading:

American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) fifth Edition.
Butcher, J. N., Hooley, J. M., & Mineka, S., (2014). Abnormal Psychology. (16th ed.). Pearson education.
Comer, R. J. (2019). Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, (9th edi.). Macmillan Learning.
Kring, A.M., Johnson, S. L., Davison, G.C., & Neale, J.M. (2013). Abnormal Psychology. (12th ed.). International student version, John Wiley & Sons, Singapore
Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2014). Abnormal Psychology. (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2019). ISE Abnormal Psychology, (8th edi.). McGraw-Hill Education
Ray, W. J. (2019). Abnormal Psychology, (3rd edi.). SAGE Publications.
Whitbourne, S. K., & Halgin, R. P. (2014). Abnormal Psychology: Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders. (7th ed.). McGraw-Hill (Indian reprint 2015).
World Health Organization. (1992). The ICD-10 classification of mental and behavioural disorders: Clinical descriptions and diagnostic guidelines. Geneva: World Health Organization.