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Biobehavioral Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders
     

Biobehavioral Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders

by Fugen Neziroglu, Jose Yaryura-Tobias
 
Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD) can be crippling.
People with OCD may be unable to leave their homes, to touch doorknobs that might be covered with germs, to drive down a block without turning back to see if they have run over a child. With a focus on the practical, this book integrates behavioral and pharmacological approaches to OCD and related disorders,

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Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD) can be crippling.
People with OCD may be unable to leave their homes, to touch doorknobs that might be covered with germs, to drive down a block without turning back to see if they have run over a child. With a focus on the practical, this book integrates behavioral and pharmacological approaches to OCD and related disorders, such as hypochondriasis, eating disorders, and compulsive self-harm. It covers behavioral, cognitive, biological, and pharmacological treatments.

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Chapters define obsessive-compulsive disorder, describe symptoms, and outline a step-by-step protocol for assessing and treating it, discussing all aspects of biobehavioral assessment and available treatment models. Discusses cognitive and behavior therapy and pharmacotherapy and options for combining them with various populations, and illustrates treatment techniques with case studies. Also discusses the biological aspects of treatment and overviews brain functioning. Includes assessment scales. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393702453
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/17/1997
Pages:
237
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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