What makes a person vulnerable to psychopathology? Marvin Zuckerman believes that answer lies in the interactions among three key factors: biology/genetics, personality and stressful events. Using these factors as a framework, Zuckerman summarizes the most current research available on the anxiety, mood, antisocial personality, substance abuse, pathological gambling and schizophrenic disorders. Designed to be a comprehensive reference source, this book should be a welcome guide to teachers and graduate students who previously were obliged to consult multiple texts. In this single volume, readers will find information on the history, diagnosis, prevalence, prognosis, course, outcome, comorbidity and demographic characteristics of the mental disorders. And clinicians and theorists will appreciate the up-to-date treatment of genetics, biochemistry and neurophysiology. This scholarly, yet accessible volume should become an indispensable resource for those interested in learning about the course of psychopathology.