In Psychopathology: A Social Neuropsychological Perspective, Lee and Irwin demonstrate that mental distress often defies traditional forms of medical classification. Integrating both psychosocial and neuropsychological frameworks, they present a unique and balanced perspective on psychopathology, emphasising the importance of context, relationships and neuroplasticity. Written to support teaching and learning at undergraduate level, Psychopathology: A Social Neuropsychological Perspective encourages students to explore alternatives to traditional diagnostic models. Pedagogical features such as discussion questions in each chapter encourage critical engagement and classroom debate. The result is an original examination of mental distress and a standalone resource for students in this area.
1. Introduction; 2. Madness: a history of ideas; 3. Emotions and normal life; 4. Control, stress and coping; 5. Distress; 6. Psychosocial perspectives on distress; 7. Psychosis: symptoms and causes; 8. Psychosocial perspectives of psychosis; 9. Recovery; 10. Psychological therapies; 11. The treatment of mental distress with psychiatric medication; 12. Conclusions.