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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Michael Easton, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book covers a variety of topics in addiction and comorbid psychiatric disorders using clinical material to highlight relevant issues regarding the treatment of individuals with these disorders.
Purpose: Although it does not cover the range of current knowledge in this area, the book does provide fundamental tools for the clinical care of substance abusers in a variety of settings. It combines scientific and evidence-based knowledge with clinical cases to illustrate the complexity of treating these individuals.
Audience: Intended as a training tool, the book is geared toward trainees and clinicians who have little experience in this area. It also is intended to help readers understand the interaction of addiction with other psychiatric illness.
Features: The book begins by covering the changes in diagnosis from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-V and explaining the reasoning behind them. The next 11 chapters consider individual substances such as alcohol, caffeine, cannabis, tobacco, and other commonly abused substances, and includes a chapter on gambling and the Internet. Each chapter is formatted to provide brief, basic information on each substance in terms of epidemiology, pharmacology, clinical presentation, and the related DSM-V diagnostic criteria, in addition to a clinical case that elucidates and discusses various issues in the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders.
Assessment: This is an easy read. It presents basic concepts helpful to trainees and individuals unfamiliar with these disorders. It uses clinical cases to illustrate real issues and the complexities that one encounters when treating individuals with these disorders. This is a useful book for residents, fellows, and other trainees who are learning about addictive disorders.