What is 'abnormal'?
Perspectives
Medical
Behavioral
Cognitive
Types of Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Mood Disorders
Personality Disorders
Schizophrenia and Other Delusional Disorders
Sexual Disorders
Stress Disorders
Substance Use Disorders
Somatoform & Dissociative Disorders
A Beginner's Guide to Abnormal Psychology

One person in seven living in the US will require professional help for a psychological disorder at some time in their life 1. These disorders can take many forms and have a very wide range of symptoms. By helping people understand what these illnesses are and why they occur will help to take away from some of their mystique and better prepare people for dealing with these situations if they occur.

This site is specific to the field of abnormal psychology. Here you will find different perspectives regarding the interpretation of abnormal behavior, many of the common types of disorders, as well as some information on treatment for certain types of disorders. This site, however, is by no means all encompassing, but it does cover a very wide range of topics. It is a consolidation of information gathered from many different sources both online and from books. I hope that you find it informative and helpful.

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