Treatment Strategies for Patients with Psychiatric Comorbidity / Edition 1

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Overview

While many psychiatrists and psychologists tend to diagnose and treat a principle disorder, most psychiatric patients have more than one disorder. This book deals with treatment needs of psychiatric patients who meet diagnostic criteria for more than one disorder concurrently.

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Alerts mental health professionals to the fact that most psychiatric patients meet diagnostic criteria for more than one disorder, and describes how comorbid disorders necessitate modifications in standard psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatments. Fourteen contributions discuss general issues, treatment strategies, and special topics, e.g. suicidality, children and adolescents, and the elderly. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

1 Treatment Implications of Comorbid Mental Disorders 3
2 The Prevalence of Psychiatric Comorbidity 23
3 Assessment of Comorbidity 49
4 Psychological Treatment of Anxiety Disorder Patients with Comorbidity 75
5 Drug Treatment of Anxiety Disorders with Comorbidity 105
6 Cognitive Therapy of Mood Disorders with Comorbidity 135
7 Pharmacotherapy of Major Depressive Disorder with Comorbidity 163
8 Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia with Comorbidity 186
9 Drug Treatment of Schizophrenia with Comorbidity 219
10 Psychotherapy of Substance Abuse with Comorbidity 253
11 Pharmacological Treatment of Substance Abuse and Comorbidity 268
12 Comorbidity and Suicidality 295
13 Comorbidity of Psychiatric Disorders in Children and Adolescents 307
14 Comorbidity in the Elderly: Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment 323
Author Index 350
Subject Index 359
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