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Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders in Adults
A Comprehensive Clinical Guide

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  • Author: Lorrin Koran, Stanford University School of Medicine, California
  • Date Published: July 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521559751

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  • Written for clinicians, this book presents in detail the diagnosis, clinical picture, pharmacotherapeutic and psychotherapeutic treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder and disorders traditionally included in an obsessive-compulsive spectrum. The book draws on the author's extensive experience as well as reviewing the published evidence, including controlled trials, case series, and case reports. Each chapter ends with treatment planning guidelines summarizing appropriate evaluation and treatment strategies. An extended chapter details the use of all medications that have been reported effective for these disorders and the management of common and uncommon drug interactions and side effects. The book's appendices contain useful symptom rating scales, provide access to mental health organizations and to printed and Internet materials for patient education, and list international proprietary names for the drugs discussed. This is an essential resource and practical guide to treatment planning for psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, whether they favor pharmacological or cognitive-behavioral approaches.

    • Highly practical and accessible clinical guide
    • Gives systematic treatment planning guidelines for each disorder
    • Extensive appendices contain symptom rating scales, a list of international trademark drug names, and provide details of patient education materials available in printed form and on the internet
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    "Lorrin Koran, M.D., has written a thorough, practical and well-organized book on OCD and related conditions that is aimed squarely at the clinician...I highly recommend Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders in Adults to the clinician in search of practical approaches to OCD and its kindred conditions." Psychiatric Times

    "Koran has accomplished a phenomenal state-of-the-art compilation of current knowledge in OCD and related disorders. The author clearly and concisely presents a master's view of diagnosis, psychotherapy and psychopharmocology for a set of common but difficult pathologies. The tone and utility reminds me of the more general, spiral-bound volumes by Schatzberg and Cole that are a benchmark for clinical psychopharmacology. Koran's monograph at least matches, and in many ways surpasses their work, especially in practical discussions of therapy issues. This is very high praise...Finally! A really frank, open guide to managing treatment! No complexity is evaded, bringing out crystalline diagnostic and treatment pearls." Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521559751
    • length: 382 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 51 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Clinical Perspective:
    1. Introduction
    2. Approach to the patient
    Part II. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and its Treatment:
    3. Obsessive-compulsive disorder
    4. Managing the side effects of serotonergic drugs
    5. Obsessive-compulsive symptoms in schizophrenic disorders
    6. Medical conditions associated with obsessive and compulsive symptoms
    Part III. OCD Spectrum Disorders:
    7. Tourette's disorder
    8. Body dysmorphic disorder
    9. Hypochondriasis
    10. Pathological jealousy
    11. Trichotillomania
    12. Skin picking
    13. Nail biting
    14. Compulsive buying
    15. Kleptomania
    16. Pathological gambling
    17. Nonparaphilic sexual disorders
    18. Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
    Appendix 1: Accessing patient education materials
    Appendix 2: Rating scales for clinical use
    Appendix 3: Trademark drug names: an international list.

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    Lorrin Koran, Stanford University School of Medicine, California

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