Psychopathology and Function, Fifth Edition

Bette Bonder, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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An essential occupational therapy resource for more than 25 years, Psychopathology and Function by Dr. Bette Bonder compares the diagnostic criteria used by mental health professionals with the framework used by occupational therapists and identifies deficits in occupational performance that require occupational therapy intervention.

Completely updated, Psychopathology and Function, Fifth Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) with specific focus on how these mental disorders affect an individual’s ability to accomplish important daily activities.

Psychopathology and Function, Fifth Edition describes diagnostic theories in detail with consideration given to etiology, prognosis, impact on occupational performance, and implications for occupational therapy treatment.

The Fifth Edition also reviews mental health care, theories of mental health, and current trends. Featuring a comparison of the DSM-5, the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF), and the AOTA’s Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, Third Edition conceptualizations of mental health and mental disorder, the text provides an array of resources for further study, from numerous case studies to case examples.

New to the Fifth Edition:
• A comprehensive overview of the DSM-5
• Information from the AOTA’s updated Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, Third Edition
• An expanded discussion of occupational therapy evaluation and intervention
• An updated discussion of psychopharmacology
• More case studies and resources that encourage further exploration and application of the material
• Incorporated material appropriate for the occupational therapy assistant

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Psychopathology and Function, Fifth Edition continues the tradition of past editions and remains one of the profession’s most looked-to texts for recent and critical information on psychiatric diagnosis. Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and physical therapists alike will appreciate the text’s direct comparison of psychiatric and psychological mental health with occupational therapy conceptualizations of mental health.

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About the Author 
Contributing Authors 

Chapter 1 Psychiatric Diagnosis and the Classification System 
Chapter 2 DSM-5 and Occupational Therapy 
Chapter 3 Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Chapter 4 Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Chapter 5 Bipolar and Related Disorders
Chapter 6 Depressive Disorders 
Chapter 7 Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 8 Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders 
Chapter 9 Trauma-Related and Stressor-Related Disorders 
Chapter 10 Dissociative Disorders 
Chapter 11 Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders 
Chapter 12 Feeding and Eating Disorders 
Chapter 13 Elimination Disorders
Chapter 14 Sleep–Wake Disorders and Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders 
Chapter 15 Sexual Dysfunctions, Paraphilic Disorders, and Gender Dysphoria 
Chapter 16 Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders 
Chapter 17 Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders 
Chapter 18 Neurocognitive Disorders 
Chapter 19 Personality Disorders 
Chapter 20 Other Conditions 
Chapter 21 Psychopharmacology
Chris Paxos, PharmD and Sara E. Dugan, PharmD
Chapter 22 Evaluation of Occupational Performance Deficits in Mental Health
Chapter 23 Occupational Therapy Interventions in Mental Health  

Appendix A Psychotropic Medications by Class
Appendix B Assessments of Elements of Occupational Performance for Individuals With Mental Disorders 



“The strength of this text is the descriptions of the implications a mental health diagnosis may have on individual’s function and occupational therapy intervention to address those deficits. The role of an occupational therapist is clearly defined. Select occupational therapy assessments and specific theories are addressed. Current evidence is cited to validate the described prevention and intervention approaches…Overall, I found this book to be a valuable resource for occupational therapy practitioners and students. It provides clear information on psychopathology, impact on function, and the role of occupational therapy in mental health.”

- Kimberly Persons, University at Buffalo, Occupational Therapy In Health Care

About the Editors

Bette Bonder, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA is Professor Emerita, School of Health Sciences and Department of Psychology, Cleveland State University. Dr. Bonder is the former Dean of the College of Sciences and Health Professions at Cleveland State University. Dr. Bonder is the author of numerous papers on mental health, aging, and cultural competence, and former editor of the Occupational Therapy Journal of Research (now OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health). Dr. Bonder is also the coauthor of Culture in Clinical Care: Strategies for Competence (2nd ed., with Laura Martin) and a coeditor of Functional Performance in Older Adults (3rd ed.). Dr. Bonder has served on the Board of Directors of the Occupational Therapy Foundation, as well as many other community and professional boards.