This essential introduction to abnormal and clinical psychology explores the key areas, controversies and debates in the field and encourages students to think critically. The textbook includes: * the latest updates from DSM-5 and ICD-10 and a balanced critique of the DSM approach *an extensive range of pedagogy including 'Essential Debate' and 'Essential Experience' boxes that encourage critical thinking and provide real-life case study examples *Concise, accessible and neatly structured chapters which provide you with answers to questions such as What is the disorder? How does the disorder develop? What is going on in the mind and brain of the sufferer? and How is the disorder treated? This is a must-read text for all students taking Undergraduate Abnormal and Clinical Psychology modules and provides a crucial framework of study for all students taking Postgraduate courses in this area too.