A Guide to Treatments that Work / Edition 3

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Much about this third edition of A Guide to Treatments That Work remains as it was in the first and second editions. Like its predecessors, this edition offers detailed evaluative reviews of current research on empirically supported treatments, written in most instances by clinical psychologists and psychiatrists who are major contributors to that literature. Similarly, the standards by which the authors were asked to evaluate the methodological rigor of the research on treatments have also remained the same. As before, they provide information on the quality of the research on treatment efficacy and effectiveness that is reviewed.

"...provides the results of a high-level task force created by the APA for the purpose of assessing the efficacy of therapeutic interventions for each of the major clinical disorders...an invaluable reference."

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviews from previous editions...
"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 encountered...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

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195304145
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/15/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 784
  • Sales rank: 294,238
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter E. Nathan is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at University of Iowa Foundation.

Jack M. Gorman is Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Bronx, NY.

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Table of Contents

Summary of Treatments That Work
1 Childhood Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Nonpharmacological Treatments and Their Combination with Medication 3
2 Childhood Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Pharmacological Treatments 25
3 Psychosocial Treatments for Conduct Disorder in Children and Adolescents 57
4 Treatments for Dementia 87
5 Pharmacological Treatments for Substance Use Disorders 125
6 Psychosocial Treatments for Alcohol Use Disorders 157
7 Pharmacological Treatments for Schizophrenia 169
8 Psychosocial Treatments for Schizophrenia 201
9 Pharmacological Treatments for Unipolar Depression 229
10 Psychosocial Treatments for Major Depressive Disorder 245
11 Psychosocial Treatments for Bipolar Disorder 263
12 Pharmacological Treatments for Bipolar Disorder 277
13 Psychosocial Treatments for Panic Disorders, Phobias, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder 301
14 Pharmacological Treatments for Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobia, and Social Anxiety Disorder 337
15 Cognitive Behavioral Treatments for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 367
16 Pharmacological Treatments for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 387
17 Pharmacological Treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 411
18 Management of Somatoform and Factitious Disorders 447
19 Treatments for Dissociative Disorders 463
20 Psychotherapy and Pharmacotherapy for Sexual Dysfunctions 497
21 The Paraphilias: Research and Treatments 525
22 Treatments for Eating Disorders 559
23 Effective Treatments for Selected Sleep Disorders 593
24 Psychological Treatments for Personality Disorders 611
25 Pharmacological Treatments for Personality Disorders 625
26 Efficacy, Effectiveness, and the Clinical Utility of Psychotherapy Research 643
Author Index 655
Subject Index 675
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