Handbook of Prescriptive Treatments for Adults / Edition 1

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Overview

This is the first work to assimilate empirical data on the efficacy of behavior therapy, pharmacotherapy, and alternative therapies to aid the clinician in choosing a treatment strategy, and in revising that strategy if it proves unsuccessful. Most of the major adult disorders are covered, with chapters discussing diagnosis, treatment selection, and potential problems through case illustrations. As a handbook it will serve as a guide and reference for therapists and researchers; as a textbook it will teach students the nuances and benefits of current therapies.

This book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Marilyn Johnson, PhD (Rush Medical College of Rush University)
Description: The book addresses the treatment of more than 20 psychological disorders. Etiology, epidemiology, assessment methods, and recommendations for treatment and case examples are provided for each disorder.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide strategies for selecting the optimal therapy for most of the disorders seen by psychotherapists; potential difficulties and alternative therapies are also presented.
Audience: The book is directed at practitioners, whether psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, or nurses. It will be of greatest help to behavioral therapists and pharmacotherapists because most of the recommended treatments fall in their areas.
Features: The book has only a few tables. The references are current and useful. An author index would have been welcome.
Assessment: This book will be useful to most practitioners. It provides a starting place for the practitioner unfamiliar with certain disorders. Its emphasis on behavior and drug therapy will make it helpful primarily to practitioners of these therapy approaches. A chapter on eating disorders could have replaced the few chapters that covered less commonly seen disorders. This is a good book for all psychotherapists.
Marilyn Johnson
The book addresses the treatment of more than 20 psychological disorders. Etiology, epidemiology, assessment methods, and recommendations for treatment and case examples are provided for each disorder. The purpose is to provide strategies for selecting the optimal therapy for most of the disorders seen by psychotherapists; potential difficulties and alternative therapies are also presented. The book is directed at practitioners, whether psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, or nurses. It will be of greatest help to behavioral therapists and pharmacotherapists because most of the recommended treatments fall in their areas. The book has only a few tables. The references are current and useful. An author index would have been welcome. This book will be useful to most practitioners. It provides a starting place for the practitioner unfamiliar with certain disorders. Its emphasis on behavior and drug therapy will make it helpful primarily to practitioners of these therapy approaches. A chapter on eating disorders could have replaced the few chapters that covered less commonly seen disorders. This is a good book for all psychotherapists.
Booknews
Based on the premise that although there are ample data documenting the efficacy of behavior therapy, pharmacotherapy, and alternative therapies for resistive psychopathological disorders in adults, there is a need for comprehensive empirical documentation of how therapists (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurse practitioners) should decide which treatment strategy (or strategies) to choose first and what to do when the first-line option doesn't work out. In addition to documenting the status of the empirical literature for an adult disorder, each chapter presents a comprehensive clinical case that takes the reader into a real or hypothetical clinical situation that highlights differential diagnosis and assessment, treatment selection, treatment course, outcome and termination, and follow-up and maintenance. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306446825
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 6/30/1994
  • Edition description: 1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Overview of the Issues in Prescriptive Treatments (R. Acierno et al.). Specific Disorders: Dementia (B.H. Mulsant, J.M. Rosen). Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders (K.S. Walitzer, G.J. Connors). Schizophrenia (S.A. Anderson et al.). Unipolar Depression (L.P. Rehm et al.). Bipolar Disorder (R. Philibert, G. Winokur). Panic Disorder (M.G. Craske, S.V. Waikar). Social Phobia (R.P. Mattick, G. Andrews). Simple Phobia (F.D. McGlynn). ObsessiveCompulsive Disorder (C. Duggan). Trichotillomania (G.A.H. Cristenson, T.B. Mackenzie). PostTraumatic Stress Disorder (T.M. Keane et al.). Generalized Anxiety Disorder (T.D. Borkovec, L. Roemer). Special Issues: Psychophysiological Disorders (D.A. Williamson, S.B. Sebastian). Pain Management (R.D. Kerns). The Violent Patient (G.T. Harris, M.E. Rice). Woman Battering (D.R. Follingstad, H. Breiter). 6 additional articles. Index.

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