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Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders: Refining the Research Agenda for DSM-V

Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders: Refining the Research Agenda for DSM-V

by Eric Hollander
     
 

This cutting-edge new volume comprises a selection of review articles carefully culled from the proceedings of the conference "Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior Spectrum Disorders: Refining the Research Agenda for DSM-V," one of a series convened by the American Psychiatric Association in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the U.S. National

Overview

This cutting-edge new volume comprises a selection of review articles carefully culled from the proceedings of the conference "Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior Spectrum Disorders: Refining the Research Agenda for DSM-V," one of a series convened by the American Psychiatric Association in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Institutes of Health to address the future of psychiatric diagnosis. The book reflects the conference's focus on those disorders that cross current diagnostic categories and identifies and analyzes the changing definitions, boundaries, and linkages among diverse conditions characterized by obsessive-compulsive behaviors.

As the book emphasizes, research into the pathogenesis of obsessive-compulsive disorder increasingly supports reclassification out of the anxiety disorders and into a separate group of obsessive-compulsive-related disorders. In addition, the supplementation of the categorical diagnostic approach with a dimensional approach of assessing obsessive-compulsive symptom domains may help psychiatrists better understand the relationship between these disorders.

Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders: Refining the Research Agenda for DSM-V offers clinicians, academicians, and nosologists an in-depth look at how obsessive-compulsive phenomena are represented in the current diagnostic system and how DSM-V might better address the needs of patients with these disorders.

Editorial Reviews

Doody Reviews
Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, D.O., M.A. (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This book reviews obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder literature from a conference, "The Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Refining the Research Agenda," convened by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and supported by the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health as one of the key events in the construction of DSM-V, scheduled for 2013. It is written and edited by internationally recognized experts in the field.
Purpose: The purpose of this book and the conference on which it is based is to "underscore APA's interest in ensuring that information and recommendations developed as part of this process are available to scientific groups who are concurrently updating other national and international classifications of mental and behavioral disorders."
Audience: The book is designed to give the target audience of "clinicians, academicians, and nosologists an in-depth look at how obsessive-compulsive phenomena are represented in the current diagnostic system and the DSM-V might better address the needs of patients with these disorders." These reviews have been published in Psychiatric Research and CNS Spectrums.
Features: Topics covered include the boundaries of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) , the relationship between body dysmorphic disorder, eating disorders and OCD, the relationship between Tourette syndrome, trichotillomania and OCD, the relationship between impulse control disorders and OCD, symptom dimensions in OCD, genetics and OCD, the relationship between autism, Parkinson's disease, and OCD, cross-species models of OCD, and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. Each chapter ends with citations of relevant and recent scientific literature.
Assessment: This informative compilation of reviews on obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders will give readers some insight into the thought behind the ideas going into the DSM-V criteria.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, DO, MA (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book reviews obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder literature from a conference, "The Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Refining the Research Agenda," convened by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and supported by the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health as one of the key events in the construction of DSM-V, scheduled for 2013. It is written and edited by internationally recognized experts in the field.
Purpose: The purpose of this book and the conference on which it is based is to "underscore APA's interest in ensuring that information and recommendations developed as part of this process are available to scientific groups who are concurrently updating other national and international classifications of mental and behavioral disorders."
Audience: The book is designed to give the target audience of "clinicians, academicians, and nosologists an in-depth look at how obsessive-compulsive phenomena are represented in the current diagnostic system and the DSM-V might better address the needs of patients with these disorders." These reviews have been published in Psychiatric Research and CNS Spectrums.
Features: Topics covered include the boundaries of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the relationship between body dysmorphic disorder, eating disorders and OCD, the relationship between Tourette syndrome, trichotillomania and OCD, the relationship between impulse control disorders and OCD, symptom dimensions in OCD, genetics and OCD, the relationship between autism, Parkinson's disease, and OCD, cross-species models of OCD, and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. Each chapter ends with citations of relevant and recent scientific literature.
Assessment: This informative compilation of reviews on obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders will give readers some insight into the thought behind the ideas going into the DSM-V criteria.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890426593
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/23/2010
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Eric Hollander, M.D., is on the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York.

Joseph Zohar, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Chaim Sheba Medical Center in Tel-Hashomer, Israel; and International Editor of CNS Spectrums.

Paul J. Sirovatka, M.S. (1947--2007), was Director of Research Policy Analysis in the Division of Research and American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education at the American Psychiatric Association in Arlington, Virginia.

Darrel A. Regier, M.D., M.P.H., is Executive Director of the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education and Director of the Division of Research at the American Psychiatric Association in Arlington, Virginia.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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