Abnormal psychology is an important branch of psychology and this book is an attempt to make it more simple and easy to understand for both the students and teachers of psychology. The language has been kept simple and easy to comprehend so as to be of use to both Hindi and English medium students. The book has been written in keeping the present pattern of exams where objective type questions and short type answers are an important part. Thus it can be of use to students and individuals appearing for NET/SLET, Civil services exam as well as GRE or NIMHANS.
The book consists of 11 chapters covering all major topics of interest in abnormal psychology namely: Introduction to Psychopathology; Psychological Assessment and Classification; General Causes of Abnormal Behaviour; Anxiety Disorders; Somatoform Disorders & Dissociative Disorders; Mood Disorders; Substance Disorders; Therapeutics Methods; Mental Health; and Miscellaneous Questions. The last chapter is a mix of questions from the various other areas of abnormal psychology.
In each chapter attempt has been made to cover wide spread topics and areas with the hope of providing the readers an intensive and in depth knowledge of the branch of abnormal psychology in precise and lucid language.