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The Addiction Casebook

The Addiction Casebook

by Petros Levounis MD MA, Abigail J. Herron DO
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ISBN-13: 9781585624584
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/11/2014
Pages: 230
Sales rank: 1,023,999
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A., is the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey.

Abigail J. Herron, D.O., is the Director of the Fellowship in Addiction Medicine and Acting Medical Director of the Addiction Institute of New York at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, New York.

Table of Contents

ContributorsPrefacePart I. IntroductionChapter 1. DSM-5 Criteria for Substance Use Disorders: Recommendations and RationalePart II. Substance-Related DisordersChapter 2. Alcohol: Conundrums of Co-occurring DisordersChapter 3. Caffeine: The Ins and Outs of CaffeineChapter 4. Cannabis: A Natural DilemmaChapter 5. Hallucinogens: The Mind Field of Oswald: A Case of Hallucinogen IntoxicationChapter 6. Inhalants: Just say N2O!Chapter 7. Opioids: Finding the Off SwitchChapter 8. Sedatives, Hypnotics, or Anxiolytics: Sleepless Nights and the Magic PillsChapter 9. Stimulants: Sex, Drugs, and Techno: Gay Men and Crystal MethamphetamineChapter 10. Tobacco: From Social Norm to Modern Day Faux PasChapter 11. Other (or Unknown) Substances: The Brave New World of Bath Salts and Other Synthetic DrugsPart III. Non-Substance-Related DisorderChapter 12. Gambling: The Woman Who Became Tired of Trying to Predict the FuturePart IV. Condition for Further StudyChapter 13. Internet: Why Are Drug Addicts and People Who Use the Internet Both Called "Users?"Index

What People are Saying About This

Andrew J. Saxon

The Addiction Casebook provides a clinically focused, basic introduction to diagnosis and treatment of DSM-5 substance-related and addictive disorders appropriate for clinicians with little experience in this area of medicine and psychiatry. In particular, the chapters on caffeine, hallucinogens, cathinones, and gambling convey clear, important, and useful information not always readily accessible elsewhere.

Steven S. Kipnis

Petros and his team have done it again. This is a very easy format to follow and I especially liked the 'key points' and questions at the end of each chapter. I found the Q and A very helpful when I wanted to lead a discussion of the chapter.

Marc Galanter

Practice Guidelines can provide evidence-based findings for treatment. But, in order to practice effectively, clinicians need actual and vivid examples described by experts. This book provides just that, in a readable and cogent way. It's a must.

John A. Renner

This book will be an excellent resource for trainees in psychiatry and in the primary care specialties, as well as for other clinicians who work with individuals with substance-related and addictive disorders. The volume is clearly organized and very easy to read. It covers the full spectrum of substance use disorders including emerging areas of concern such as internet addiction. The clinical recommendations present up-to-date and evidence-based information in a format that is very user friendly. The narrative format makes it easy to follow and easy to understand. The cases and bullet points are relevant and help the clinician understand the thinking processes that support appropriate treatment decisions. In summary, this is an excellent review of the substance use disorders and how to manage these cases. It is an easy read for the novice and for the addiction specialist looking for the latest treatment recommendations in a very accessible format.

Jack Drescher

The Addiction Casebook provides both seasoned clinicians and those just beginning their training with well written and accessible case vignettes. Spanning a gamut from alcohol and opioids to cannabis and caffeine, this Casebook offers much timely and useful information for anyone treating a patient with an addiction problem.

Oscar G. Bukstein

In The Addiction Casebook, doctors Levounis and Herron have edited a very useful and readable book, using numerous experts in the field of addiction, to provide the reader to a solid basis in substance use disorders. Oriented around a case format, the book provides the fundamental tools for working with patients with a variety of addiction problems from alcohol to the internet.

Carol A. Bernstein

The Addiction Casebook by Drs. Petros Levounis and Abigail Herron is a wonderful addition to the armamentarium of clinicians working with patients suffering from various types of addictive disorders. It is clearly written, with outstanding contributions from many generations of leading specialists in the field. The format of case-based presentations with key points and self-directed questions at the end of each chapter facilitates both an appropriate understanding of treatment options and how best to incorporate the most recent advances in the field into clinical practice. This book is a 'must read' for any practitioner who wants to provide state-of-the-art treatment for addiction and co-occurring mental disorders.

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