Known for engaging examples, interesting case studies and strong organization, this edition integrates treatment by presenting each disorder as a "package" of symptoms, explanations, and treatments. David Holmes is a master at making concepts clear and easy to understand. He writes in a conversational style and his goal is to talk with and engage students. He communicates a sense of excitement about the problems and progress occurring in the area of abnormal psychology, and incorporates many new findings about the causes and treatments of abnormal behavior. He also promotes critical thinking in his approach and features.