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Basic and Clinical Oncology #6: Obsessive-Compulsive Disordersby Eric Hollander
Synopses & Reviews
This book integrates modern science and medicine with alternative and self-help therapies. Updating current knowledge on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), this book offers practical advice for specific and appropriate patient care. "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders": covers spectrum illnesses, including somatoform, dissociative, eating, schizo-obsessive, neurological, and impulse-control conditions; defines and assesses OCD with DSM-IV and other instruments; discusses causative factors of OCD; examines and proposes improved naturally occurring veterinary animal models; details new pharmacological and combination/augmentation treatments and serotonin-reuptake inhibitors; provides a mind-brain interaction paradigm based on metabolic changes resulting from cognitive behavioural self-treatment; charts the growth of nonpharmacological and behavioural as well as alternative therapies, such as group and family support strategies and yoga meditation and more.
Book News Annotation:
Offers mental-health practitioners new insights into the disorders now that the development of DSM-IV, ICD-10, and new assessment instruments has made possible refinements in definition and assessment made possible. Among the 14 topics are childhood obsessive-compulsive disorders, spectrum disorders, neuropsychiatry, neurochemistry, veterinary models, serotonin-reuptake inhibitors in treatment, behavioral treatment, yoga meditation, group and multifamily behavioral treatments, and support groups.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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