Manual of Therapeutics for Addictions / Edition 1

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Overview

Manual of Therapeutics for Addictions

Edited by Norman S. Miller, MD, Mark S. Gold,MD, and David E. Smith, MD

Here is a much-needed practical guide to the effective diagnosis and treatment of alcohol and drug addictive disorders. Designed to meet the diverse needs of family and primary care physicians, psychiatrists and mental health professionals, and medical students and residents, this authoritative text offers clear, step-by-step recommendations on the selection and application of both pharmacological and psychosocial therapies. Arranged in an easy-to-use outline format, Manual of Therapeutics for Addictions:
* Covers the pharmacology, neurochemistry, and treatment options for alcohol and such drugs as marijuana, cocaine, and opiates
* Includes material on eating, sexual, and gambling addictions
* Contains age-, cultural-, and gender-specific information for diagnosis and treatment
* Addresses relevant medical complications and psychiatric interactions
* Features contemporary topics such as managed care, minority concerns, and forensic issues

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Isaac Kleinman, MD (Baylor College of Medicine)
Description: This manual is divided into five sections covering assessment and diagnosis of intoxications and withdrawal in addictive disorders, such as alcohol and cocaine; pharmacological treatment of intoxication and withdrawal; medical, surgical, psychiatric treatment in specific populations; treatment principles and practices and treatment efficacy; and special topics, such as managed care, forensics, etc.
Purpose: It is intended to assist the clinician with the diagnosis and treatment of addictive disorders.
Audience: Generalists and specialists dealing with addiction problems are the intended audience.
Features: In a handbook format (albeit 352 tightly printed pages) the editors have presented a world of information on this subject in lean but thorough and accessible form. In addition to the general text, there are useful tables on drug conversion, substitution schedules, side effects, laboratory diagnostic criteria, and drug interactions. There are good chapters on addiction in pregnancy, cultural and racial considerations in addiction and recovery programs, as well as gambling, eating, and sexual addictions. The print and paper quality are excellent, and the narrow spiral bound format is ideal for the house officer, but the print is somewhat smaller than a presbyope would like.
Assessment: While this text is very complete, it is not a compendium of knowledge. In certain chapters, like the one on biochemistry of addiction, there is much less information than one would acquire from one of the larger texts. However, for the interested reader there are excellent up-to-date references for each chapter. Although there are other handbooks on addiction problems, this one is my strong preference. Addiction problems now impact every area of medical practice so that now it is unsafe to assume the absence of addiction dependence with any patient. Generalists and psychiatrists, as well as obstetricians, surgeons, geriatricians, and especially pediatricians need to evaluate their patients in this area to be able to understand appropriate and safe management. A text such as this will be useful both in the practitioner's library and house officer's pocket.
Isaac Kleinman
This manual is divided into five sections covering assessment and diagnosis of intoxications and withdrawal in addictive disorders, such as alcohol and cocaine; pharmacological treatment of intoxication and withdrawal; medical, surgical, psychiatric treatment in specific populations; treatment principles and practices and treatment efficacy; and special topics, such as managed care, forensics, etc. It is intended to assist the clinician with the diagnosis and treatment of addictive disorders. Generalists and specialists dealing with addiction problems are the intended audience. In a handbook format (albeit 352 tightly printed pages) the editors have presented a world of information on this subject in lean but thorough and accessible form. In addition to the general text, there are useful tables on drug conversion, substitution schedules, side effects, laboratory diagnostic criteria, and drug interactions. There are good chapters on addiction in pregnancy, cultural and racial considerations in addiction and recovery programs, as well as gambling, eating, and sexual addictions. The print and paper quality are excellent, and the narrow spiral bound format is ideal for the house officer, but the print is somewhat smaller than a presbyope would like. While this text is very complete, it is not a compendium of knowledge. In certain chapters, like the one on biochemistry of addiction, there is much less information than one would acquire from one of the larger texts. However, for the interested reader there are excellent up-to-date references for each chapter. Although there are other handbooks on addiction problems, this one is my strong preference. Addiction problems now impact everyarea of medical practice so that now it is unsafe to assume the absence of addiction dependence with any patient. Generalists and psychiatrists, as well as obstetricians, surgeons, geriatricians, and especially pediatricians need to evaluate their patients in this area to be able to understand appropriate and safe management. A text such as this will be useful both in the practitioner's library and house officer's pocket.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471561767
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 364
  • Sales rank: 903,148
  • Product dimensions: 5.02 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

NORMAN S. MILLER, MD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Professor of Neurology, and Chief of the Division for Addictions at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.

MARK S. GOLD, MD, is Professor at the University of Florida Brain Institute and Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Community Health and Family Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

DAVID E. SMITH, MD, is Founder, President, and Medical Director of The Haight-Ashbury Free Clinics in California and President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF INTOXICATION AND WITHDRAWAL IN ADDICTIVE DISORDERS.

Assessment and Diagnosis in Addictive Disorders (N. Miller, et al.).

Intoxication and Withdrawal from Marijuana, LSD, and MDMA (M. Gold & N. Miller).

Drug Testing (R. DuPont).

PHARMACOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF INTOXICATION AND WITHDRAWAL.

Treatment of Opiate Dependence (J. Piszczor & W. Weddington).

TREATMENT IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS.

Treatment of Acute Emergencies (S. John).

Treatment of Comorbid Surgical Disorders (R. Littrell & G. Hyde).

Treatment of Addictive Disorders in Women (L. Miller).

Treatment of Gambling, Eating, and Sex Addictions (J. Schneider & R. Irons).

TREATMENT PRACTICES.

Treatment Management for Acute and Continuing Care (D. Angres & M. Easton).

Treatment Efficacy (N. Miller).

SPECIAL TOPICS.

Forensic and Ethical Issues (A. Daghestani).

Index.

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