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


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

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  • Written for clinicians, this 1999 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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    Reviews & endorsements

    '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 psychopharmacology for a set of common but difficult pathologies.' Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

    'This book is truly cause for giving thanks, 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 psychopharmacology for a set of common but difficult pathologies … This book is an excellent practice manual for residents, community practitioners, and academicians, even for one claiming special knowledge in these areas. Dr Koran has achieved mastery, and now shares those skilld. I highly recommend this book to all practitioners as a primary resource to guide treatment for OCD and related disorders.' Ronald M. Salomon, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

    'I found myself returning again and again to this text for guidance on a range of clinical issues and rarely found it lacking. It is an essential and not excessively priced addition to the personal library of any clinician with special interest in this area and should be made available to all those working in general psychiatric settings.' British Journal of Psychiatry

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 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.

  • Author

    Lorrin Koran, Stanford University School of Medicine, California

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