Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Spectrum: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment / Edition 1

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Spectrum: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0880487070
ISBN-13:
9780880487078
Pub. Date:
12/28/1996
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Spectrum: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment / Edition 1

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the more complex and difficult mental disorders to diagnose and treat. Treatment of this condition is complicated by the fact that OCD shares symptoms with other major neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia as well as a spectrum of related disorders such as hypochondriasis, eating disorders, and Tourette's syndrome.

Based on extensive clinical experience with more than 2,000 patients and exhaustive literature reviews, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Spectrumpresents a comprehensive examination of OCD, its related disorders, and their treatment regimens. In this book, Drs. Yaryura-Tobias and Neziroglu propose a unique theory for OCD that defines the condition as a complex phenomenon of unknown duration with a variable symptomatology that affects the individual's cognitive, behavioral, biological, and social well-being. They argue that OCD is not a single clinical entity but part of a continuum of related disorders previously considered to be separate. As a result, the authors advocate an integrated approach to treatment including family intervention, cognitive-behavior therapy, and pharmacotherapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780880487078
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/1996
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Primary Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. History, culture, and clinical aspects of OCD. Biological and behavior therapies. Obsessive-compulsive disorders of childhood. Assessment tools. Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated With OCD. Obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizophrenia. Major depression, manic-depressive illness, and OCD. Alcohol and substance abuse. Somatic conditions. Body dysmorphic disorder. Eating disorders. Self-mutilation. Neurological disorders. Research Issues. Clinical and experimental research. Index.

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