A Guide to Treatments That Work

A Guide to Treatments That Work

by Peter E. Nathan, Jack M. Gorman, Jack M. (Ed.) Gorman
     
 

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A fully revised and updated edition of this unique and authoritative reference The award-winning A Guide to Treatments that Work , published in 1998, was the first book to assemble the numerous advances in both clinical psychology and psychiatry into one accessible volume. It immediately established itself as an indispensable reference for all mental health

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A fully revised and updated edition of this unique and authoritative reference The award-winning A Guide to Treatments that Work , published in 1998, was the first book to assemble the numerous advances in both clinical psychology and psychiatry into one accessible volume. It immediately established itself as an indispensable reference for all mental health practitioners. Now in a fully updated edition,A Guide to Treatments that Work, Second Edition brings together, once again, a distinguished group of psychiatrists and clinical psychologists to take stock of which treatments and interventions actually work, which don't, and what still remains beyond the scope of our current knowledge. The new edition has been extensively revised to take account of recent drug developments and advances in psychotherapeutic interventions. Incorporating a wealth of new information, these eminent researchers and clinicians thoroughly review all available outcome data and clinical trials and provide detailed specification of methods and procedures to ensure effective treatment for each major DSM-IV disorder. As an interdisciplinary work that integrates information from both clinical psychology and psychiatry, this new edition will continue to serve as an essential volume for practitioners of every kind: psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, counselors, and mental health consultants.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Numerous psychologists and psychiatrists, most of whom work in the US, collaborate on 28 articles about psychopharmacological or psychosocial treatments of DSM-IV categories for which there are known treatments. Contributors were asked to present the most rigorous, scientifically based evidence for the efficacy of the treatments. As a result, readers can distinguish between those treatments that have been scientifically validated and those that are felt to be of value but have not been properly examined scientifically. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Steven T. Herron, MD (Assurance Health and Wellness)
Description: Like its predecessors, this book represents and illustrates reviews of the most current scientific literature regarding the "treatments for psychiatric disorders for which evidence-based interventions have been developed" using standards developed and refined in prior editions of the book.
Purpose: As more evidence accumulates about the most effective forms of treatment for psychiatric disorders, it becomes more challenging not only to keep pace with the updates, but also to make sense of conflicting information and complex data. The editors of this book detail the latest research on both psychopharmacologic and psychosocial treatments for many mental health diagnoses.
Audience: The primary audience for this book includes clinicians and trainees who are providing care for patients with mental health disorders, though anyone researching effective treatment options or are curious about additional research-based modalities will also find this work useful.
Features: Highlighting many of the major psychiatric diagnoses, including assessing potential issues related to changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5, the authors attempt to evaluate the evidence for various forms of treatment (medication and psychotherapy). Chapters generally end with a summary section and are followed by an extensive list of references. There are some useful tables (most notably in the first section of the book, the "Summary of Treatments That Work"), but no pictures or diagrams of note.
Assessment: Although this is the fourth edition of this book, my familiarity with the previous editions is limited, at best. While it is clear why new editions of books such as this are necessary, what is more understandable after reviewing this work is the reason it is popular among mental health providers. It is remarkably thorough without being overwhelming. The information is readily accessible and is useful for clinicians who are referring to it briefly, or opening it to brush up on the literature in a given area. But this book's main strength is that the authors also are using an evidence-based approach to psychotherapy for many major psychiatric conditions, an area many clinicians unfortunately neglect in their treatment recommendations. This is a worthy effort and one book likely to be used over and over, not accumulating dust on a shelf.
From the Publisher
"This book belongs in every college library. It is a systematic review of various treatments currently in use for thoroughly all of the recognized mental disorders. Written by experts in the field and complete with many useful bibliographies, the volume is of considerable importance to those interested in the field of mental health and treatment....Highly recommended."—Choice

"A Guide to Treatments That Work is a mammoth effort . . . This book began as a project of an APA Division 12 task force which made the significant decision to broaden its scope to include efficacious treatments whether psychosocial or medical in type. Psychologist Peter Nathan, chair of the task force, is joined as coeditor by Jack Gorman, a prominent biological psychiatrist, and the chapters are written by highly respected clinical researchers from both camps....This book is a boon in that regard."—Contemporary Psychology

"This is one of the best, most comprehensive discussions of psychiatric disorders and treatments that I have ever encounteredthis 681 page volume is simply wonderful." —Journal of Neurology, Vol. 251, 2004

"The new edition has been extensively revised to take account of recent drug developments and advances in psychotherapeutic interventions. Incorporating a wealth of new information, these eminent researchers and clinicians thoroughly review all available outcome data and clinical trials and provide detailed specification of methods and procedures to ensure effective treatment for each major DSM-IV disorder."—Adolescence

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195102277
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Peter E. Nathan, PhD, received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Washington University in 1962. After spending two years as a research fellow, he then joined the Harvard psychiatry service at Boston City Hospital. In 1969, he became a Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at Rutgers University, later serving as Henry and Anna Starr Professor and Director of the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies. In 1990 he accepted the position of Provost and Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Iowa and became Emeritus in 2007.

Jack M. Gorman, MD, received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in 1977 and did residency and fellowship training in the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry/New York Psychiatric Insitute program. He remained on the fac ulty of Columbia University's Department of Psychiatry for the next 25 years, eventually serving as Lieber Professor of Psychiatry. He then became the Esther and Joseph Klingenstein Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Professor of Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is currently CEO and Chief Scientific Officer, Franklin Behavioral Health Consultants.

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