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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders: Diagnosis, Etiology, Treatment
     

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders: Diagnosis, Etiology, Treatment

by Eric Hollander, Hollander Hollander
 

Integrates modern science and medicine with alternative and self-help therapies. Updates current knowledge on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)-offering practical advice for specific and appropriate patient care.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

  • covers spectrum illnesses, including somatoform, dissociative, eating, schizo-obsessive, neurological, and impulse
  • Overview

    Integrates modern science and medicine with alternative and self-help therapies. Updates current knowledge on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)-offering practical advice for specific and appropriate patient care.
    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

  • covers spectrum illnesses, including somatoform, dissociative, eating, schizo-obsessive, neurological, and impulse-control conditions
  • defines and assesses OCD with DSM-IV and other instruments
  • discusses causative factors of OCD
  • examines and proposes improved naturally occurring veterinary animal models
  • details new pharmacological and combination/augmentation treatments and serotonin-reuptake inhibitors
  • provides a mind-brain interaction paradigm based on metabolic changes resulting from cognitive behavioral self-treatment
  • charts the growth of nonpharmacological and behavioral as well as alternative therapies, such as group and family support strategies and yoga meditation
  • and more.
  • Editorial Reviews

    Doody's Review Service
    Reviewer: Jeffrey S. Ross, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
    Description: This textbook reviews the diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
    Purpose: The purpose is to bring together diverse approaches and developments in assessing where the understanding of OCD is today and where it needs to go in the future. Insofar as the book is a comprehensive literature review of nearly all recent publications on OCD, it appears to meet its objectives. It comes at an optimal time in the history of this once-untreatable illness; new, highly effective treatments have revolutionized the approach to clinical management.
    Audience: The book, authoritatively researched and edited, appears to be written for the OCD researcher or clinician specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of OCD. General mental health practitioners or students merely interested in a general overview of this illness may find the chapters overinclusive and beyond the level of their needs.
    Features: The book consists almost exclusively of text, although a few tables can be found summarizing the literature findings. Unfortunately, no illustrations or brain scans are included, despite chapters on neuropathology and neurochemistry. The references are excessively numerous, often making it the task of the reader to determine their importance. The book is small in appearance, and the cover is designed in a plain, uninspired manner, hardly an inviting welcome to look inside.
    Assessment: This is one of the most comprehensive literature reviews ever published on the diagnosis and treatment of OCD and would serve the OCD specialist or researcher quite well. Apart from this rather limited audience, however, the book may be too detailed to be of significant clinical assistance to the average practitioner, who may benefit more from a hands-on treatment review found in any one of the notable general psychiatric textbooks that cost nearly the same amount.
    2 Stars from Doody
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    This book brings together diverse approaches and developments in assessing where the field is today and where it needs to go in the future.
    Jeffrey S. Ross
    This textbook reviews the diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The purpose is to bring together diverse approaches and developments in assessing where the understanding of OCD is today and where it needs to go in the future. Insofar as the book is a comprehensive literature review of nearly all recent publications on OCD, it appears to meet its objectives. It comes at an optimal time in the history of this once-untreatable illness; new, highly effective treatments have revolutionized the approach to clinical management. The book, authoritatively researched and edited, appears to be written for the OCD researcher or clinician specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of OCD. General mental health practitioners or students merely interested in a general overview of this illness may find the chapters overinclusive and beyond the level of their needs. The book consists almost exclusively of text, although a few tables can be found summarizing the literature findings. Unfortunately, no illustrations or brain scans are included, despite chapters on neuropathology and neurochemistry. The references are excessively numerous, often making it the task of the reader to determine their importance. The book is small in appearance, and the cover is designed in a plain, uninspired manner, hardly an inviting welcome to look inside. This is one of the most comprehensive literature reviews ever published on the diagnosis and treatment of OCD and would serve the OCD specialist or researcher quite well. Apart from this rather limited audience, however, the book may be too detailed to be of significant clinical assistance to the average practitioner, who maybenefit more from a hands-on treatment review found in any one of the notable general psychiatric textbooks that cost nearly the same amount.
    Booknews
    Offers mental-health practitioners new insights into the disorders now that the development of DSM-IV, ICD-10, and new assessment instruments has made possible refinements in definition and assessment made possible. Among the 14 topics are childhood obsessive-compulsive disorders, spectrum disorders, neuropsychiatry, neurochemistry, veterinary models, serotonin-reuptake inhibitors in treatment, behavioral treatment, yoga meditation, group and multifamily behavioral treatments, and support groups. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780824798567
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    05/28/1997
    Series:
    Medical Psychiatry Series
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    416
    Product dimensions:
    6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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