An Introduction to Abnormal Psychology offers a European perspective and a unique, comprehensive introduction to the field of abnormal psychology. The book takes an international perspective and considers the impact of cross-cultural issues, beliefs and opinions. The book explores the nature of psychopathology and its causes, and addresses the psychological studies that have shaped psychopathology. The book integrates clinical and forensic psychology and the use of case studies throughout the book offer a unique and intimate portrait of each disorder, bringing the concepts to life through personal experience. Topics and debates covered in the text range from nature vs. nurture and the mad bad debate, to obesity and food addiction. The book is supported by a companion website: www.pearsoned.co.uk/davidholmes The website includes: Fascinating video interviews with real disorder sufferers and "day in the life" documentaries charting their experiences; plus multiple choice tests for each chapter.An Introduction to Abnormal Psychology is recommended reading for all undergraduate Psychology students that cover abnormal psychology as part of their course, i.e. clinical, forensic, health, mental health, psychiatry, and psychopathology related modules.