Emotion and Psychopathology: Bridging Affective and Clinical Science

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This book explores a fundamental question that clinical researchers and practitioners alike must ask: When are emotions functional and when are they dysfunctional? Recent advances in affective science have provided for examining these age-old questions. The past few decades have witnessed an explosion of research on emotion accompanied by new theories. Emotion and Psychopathology: Bridging Affective and Clinical Science synthesizes theoretical and methodological developments in affective science and highlights their potential application to psychopathology. Contributors illustrate the importance of transferring basic research into the clinical area and consider the potential payoffs of using affective science to conceptualize and treat major mental disorders. They discuss schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, anxiety, and alcoholism as well as advances in emotion research methods, applications of affective methods to different forms of psychopathology, and future directions for existing interventions. This book will be of interest to all researchers and clinicians who wish to deepen their understanding of psychopathology.

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J. Rottenberg & S. L. Johnson (Eds.), Emotion and Psychopathology: Bridging Affective and Clinical Science, American Psychological Association, 336 p.