Psychopathology and Function, Sixth Edition

Bette Bonder, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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A comprehensive guide to understanding mental health, Psychopathology and Function, Sixth Edition offers helpful insights and strategies for occupational therapists to understand the approaches of other disciplines, such as medicine, physical therapy, social work, psychology, and nursing, and work effectively in the care team.

An essential occupational therapy resource for more than 30 years, Dr. Bette Bonder’s Psychopathology and Function, Sixth Edition clearly describes occupational therapy’s unique perspectives and contributions to improving the lives of those struggling with emotional and psychological challenges. 

The Sixth Edition offers an overview of important research and discusses current and emerging issues and knowledge of mental health issues. Readers will gain an appreciation of the centrality of occupation and meaning to mental health and quality of life as they understand how occupational therapy can emphasize and assert its value.

New updates in the Sixth Edition include: 
•    Increased emphasis on issues of social justice
•    Incorporation of material about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health issues
•    A new chapter on gender dysphoria
•    A new chapter on sociocultural factors in mental disorders 
•    A streamlined and updated pharmacology chapter
•    A discussion about the DSM-5 and the reactions to it 5 years after its release

A great resource for occupational therapy students and practitioners, Psychopathology and Function, Sixth Edition recognizes the importance of interventions focused on quality of life. This text offers background knowledge and strategies that can support efforts to address social and situational issues. 

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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-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 and Paraphilic Disorders
Chapter 16: Gender Dysphoria
Chapter 17: Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
Chapter 18: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
Chapter 19: Neurocognitive Disorders
Chapter 20: Personality Disorders
Chapter 21: Other Conditions
Chapter 22: Psychopharmacology
Sara Dugan, PharmD and Chrisovalantis Paxos, PharmD
Chapter 23: Evaluation of Occupational Performance Deficits in Mental Health
Chapter 24: Occupational Therapy Interventions in Mental Health
Chapter 25: Mental Health as a Sociocultural Phenomenon: The Role of Occupational Therapy
Bette R. Bonder, PhD, OTR, FAOTA and Rebecca Bray, MSSA

Appendix A: Psychopharmacological Drugs by Class 593
Appendix B: Assessments of Elements of Occupational Performance for Individuals With Mental Disorders

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About the Editors

Bette R. Bonder, PhD, OTR, 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, Second Edition (with Laura Martin) and a coeditor of Functional Performance in Older Adults, Fourth Edition. Dr. Bonder has served on the Board of Directors of the Occupational Therapy Foundation, as well as many community and professional boards, and was identified as one of 100 influential occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association as it celebrated its centennial in 2018. In retirement, Dr. Bonder helped initiate an arts and literacy program for elementary school children at the Sterling Library in inner city Cleveland, with a focus on promoting creativity and self-expression in support of positive mental health.