Luciano LAbate

Georgia State UniversityUnited States of America

Luciano L’Abate, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA where he developed the first Ph.D., Family Psychology Program in the world. He is a Diplomate and former Examiner of the American Board of Professional Psychology and Fellow and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, author and coauthor of over 300 papers, chapters, and book reviews in professional and scientific journals. He is also author, co-author, editor, and co-editor of over 50 books with 5 other books at various stages of production. His work has been translated in Argentina, China, Denmark, Finland, French-Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and Poland. In 2003, he received a Silver Medal from the President of the University of Bari and the Renior Prize from the University of Lecce in Italy for Outstanding Achievement. In 2009, Dr. L’Abate was the recipient of the Award for Distinguished Professional Contribution in Applied Psychology from the American Psychological Association.

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In the book "Mental Illnesses - Understanding, Prediction and Control" attention is devoted to the many background factors that are present in understanding public attitudes, immigration, stigma, and competencies surrounding mental illness. Various etiological and pathogenic factors, starting with adhesion molecules at one level and ending with abuse and maltreatment in childhood and youth at another level that are related to mental illness, include personality disorders that sit between mental health and illness. If we really understand the nature of mental illness then we should be able to not only predict but perhaps even to control it irrespective of the type of mental illness in question but also the degree of severity of the illness in order to allow us to predict their long-term outcome and begin to reduce its influence and costs to society. How can we integrate theory, research evidence, and specific ways to deal with mental illness? An attempt will be made in the last conclusive chapter of this volume.

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