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Impulsivity and Compulsivity / Edition 1
     

Impulsivity and Compulsivity / Edition 1

by John M. Oldham, Eric Hollander, Andrew E. Skodol
 

ISBN-10: 0880486767

ISBN-13: 9780880486767

Pub. Date: 04/01/1996

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

Traditionally, impulsive and compulsive behaviors have been categorized as fundamentally distinct. However, patients often exhibit both of these behaviors. This common comorbidity has sparked renewed interest in the factors contributing to the disorders in which these behaviors are prominent. Impulsivity and Compulsivity applies a provocative spectrum model to this

Overview

Traditionally, impulsive and compulsive behaviors have been categorized as fundamentally distinct. However, patients often exhibit both of these behaviors. This common comorbidity has sparked renewed interest in the factors contributing to the disorders in which these behaviors are prominent. Impulsivity and Compulsivity applies a provocative spectrum model to this psychopathology. The spectrum model is consistent with a dimensional model for psychopathology and considers the dynamic interaction of biopsychosocial forces in the development of impulsive and compulsive disorders.

In this important work on impulsive/compulsive psychopathology, leading researchers and clinicians share their expertise on the phenomenological, biological, psychodynamic, and treatment aspects of these disorders. Differential diagnosis, comorbidity of the impulsive-compulsive spectrum of disorders, and assessment by the seven-factor model of temperament and character are discussed. Chapters are also dedicated to the antianxiety function of impulsivity and compulsivity, defense mechanisms in impulsive disorders versus obsessive-compulsive disorders, and the unique aspects of psychotherapy with impulsive and compulsive patients.

Clinical researchers and clinicians will be enlightened by this exceptional work. The information provided is supplemented with clinical vignettes, and the final chapter provides a synthetic summary that offers a unified, dynamic approach to impulsive and compulsive behavior.

American Psychiatric Publishing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880486767
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Phenomenology, differential diagnosis, and comorbidity of the impulsive-compulsive spectrum of disorders. Borderline personality disorder: impulsive and compulsive features. Assessment of the impulsive-compulsive spectrum of behavior by the seven-factor model of temperament and character. Cognitive science models of compulsivity and impulsivity. Biology and pharmacological treatment of impulse-control disorders. Psychobiology and psychopharmacology of compulsive spectrum disorders. Antianxiety function of impulsivity and compulsivity. Defense mechanisms in impulsive versus obsessive-compulsive disorders. Psychotherapy with impulsive and compulsive patients. Relationship between impulsivity and compulsivity: a synthesis. Index.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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