Biobehavioral Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders

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Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD) can be crippling.
People with OCD may be unable to leave their homes, to touch doorknobs that might be covered with germs, to drive down a block without turning back to see if they have run over a child. With a focus on the practical, this book integrates behavioral and pharmacological approaches to OCD and related disorders, such as hypochondriasis, eating disorders, and ...

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Overview

Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD) can be crippling.
People with OCD may be unable to leave their homes, to touch doorknobs that might be covered with germs, to drive down a block without turning back to see if they have run over a child. With a focus on the practical, this book integrates behavioral and pharmacological approaches to OCD and related disorders, such as hypochondriasis, eating disorders, and compulsive self-harm. It covers behavioral, cognitive, biological, and pharmacological treatments.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder & its spectrum, trmt choice, biological therapy, pharmacology for special groups, etc.

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Chapters define obsessive-compulsive disorder, describe symptoms, and outline a step-by-step protocol for assessing and treating it, discussing all aspects of biobehavioral assessment and available treatment models. Discusses cognitive and behavior therapy and pharmacotherapy and options for combining them with various populations, and illustrates treatment techniques with case studies. Also discusses the biological aspects of treatment and overviews brain functioning. Includes assessment scales. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393702453
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/17/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 237
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
Introduction 11
1 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Its Spectrum 19
2 Biobehavioral Assessment of OCD Symptoms 35
3 Treatment Choice 52
4 Principles of Behavior and Cognitive Therapy 62
5 Conducting Behavior and Cognitive Therapy 76
6 Biological Therapy 98
7 Pharmacotherapy for Special Groups 129
8 Treatment for the Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum 142
9 Adjunct Therapies 169
10 Prognosis 186
Appendix Assessment Scales 193
Suggested Readings 209
References 219
Index 227
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