iv, 373 pages ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
Unit 1. Psychological conditions and treatments -- Is the addiction model appropriate for treating compulsive sexual behaviors? -- Is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) a real disorder? -- Should Asperger's Syndrome be a diagnosis distinct from Autism Spectrum Disorder? -- Is Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) an ineffective treatment based on pseudoscience? -- Is "social transitioning" a beneficial treatment for transgender children? -- Should psychiatric asylums be reestablished as a treatment option for long-term, inpatient care? -- Unit 2. The trend toward biological interventions: -- Do we still need psychiatrists? -- Is addiction a brain disease? -- Should memory-dampening drugs be used to prevent and treat trauma in combat soldiers? -- Should brain stimulation therapies be used in efforts to rehabilitate psychopathic criminals? -- Is marijuana a viable treatment option for psychiatric disorders? -- Unit 3. Social, ethical, and legal issues: -- Does research confirm that violent video games are harmful to minors? -- Must mentally ill murderers have a rational understanding of why they are being sentenced to death? -- Are trigger warnings destructive in college classrooms? -- Is the use of aversive treatment an inhumane intervention for psychologically disordered individuals? -- Is forced treatment of seriously mentally ill individuals justifiable? -- Should solitary confinement be considered psychological torture and be outlawed for inmates with mental illness? -- Is the Internet damaging teen brains? -- Does pornography reduce the incidence of rape? -- Should individuals convicted of lower-tier sexually related crimes be listed on the sex offender registry?
Clashing views in abnormal psychology