shopping cart
nothing in cart
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
about us
upcoming events
Sep 30th - Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Level 1 [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Oct 1st - ISSTD Toronto 2021 - Changing Landscapes: Transforming the Way We Understand and Treat Complex Trauma [ISSTD]
Oct 4th - Growing The Therapeutic Relationship: The JustRelating Approach to Working with Difference [Leading Edge Seminars]
Oct 4th - Meet and Greet Cancun 2022 Speakers [Leading Edge Seminars]
Oct 5th - Extension COURSE TWO - Understanding of Work Groups Through the Psychoanalytic Lens [tps&i]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Now open for browsing 12-6 Mon-Sat and 12-5 Sunday for three people at a time. Pickups still from 9 to 6, Monday to Saturday. Free shipping across Canada for orders over $100. Please read our Covid-19 statement here.
Join our mailing list! Click here to sign up.
Dimensions of Psychological Problems: Replacing DSM Diagnostic Criteria with a Non-Stigmatizing Alternative
Benjamin B. Lahey
Oxford University Press / Softcover / 2021-09-01 / 019760790X
price: $43.95
256 pages
In Stock (Ships within one business day)

A remarkable and extremely important ongoing positive revolution in how we think about psychological problems is rapidly reaching a tipping point. This book provides a manifesto for this revolution. An increasing number of psychologists and psychiatrists are proposing that we either radically change the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the Mental Disorders and the International Classification of Diseases or leave them behind entirely. The author argues for a view of psychological problems that is far less stigmatizing and better supported by the data but which will require large changes in thinking. First, there is no clear distinction between "normal" and "abnormal" psychological functioning. Psychological problems do not reflect rare and terrifying "illnesses" of the mind, but are problematic ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving that lie on
continuous dimensions from minor to severe. Crucially, psychological problems are ordinary aspects of the human experience. They are ordinary in the sense of being commonplace-the great majority of us will experience distressing and disruptive psychological problems at some time during our lives—and are ordinary in arising through the same natural interplay of genetic and environmental influences as any other aspect of behavior. The dimensions of psychological problems are highly correlated and these correlations provide vital clues as that allow us to see a hierarchy of causes of psychological problems for the first time. These range from factors that influence the likelihood of exhibiting some kind of psychological problem, but not which kind, to highly specific causes.

About the Author:

Benjamin B. Lahey is Irving B. Harris Professor of Epidemiology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago.

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2020

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail [email protected]
Hours: 9-6 Mon-Sat / 12-5 Sun (EST)

Click here to read previous issues.
Lahey, Benjamin B
other lists
Oxford University Press
September 2021 New Arrivals