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Clinician's Guide to Mental Illness

This book provides a comprehensive review of common adult mental disorders and substance use disorders. The chapters were written by teams of researchers and clinicians, thus providing an integration of empirical findings with clinical experience. Family issues, relapse prevention, the use of self-help groups and co-morbidity are addressed throughout since many patients have multiple disorders and relapse risk is high. In addition, this book integrates considerable information about treatment adherence, and provides the reader with helpful strategies on ways to enhance patient compliance with pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy, as well as strategies for increasing motivation to change. A "recovery" paradigm is used throughout the book that advocates the importance of helping the patient take an active role in managing his or her disorders. The introductory chapter summarizes mental disorders and substance use disorders and provides a comprehensive framework for recovery. The text provides useful clinical information on treatment and medication for the major psychiatric disorder groups (substance abuse, anxiety, mood, schizophrenia, eating and borderline personality disorders) and focuses on both psychological and medication treatments. The book is written in an easy to understand style and should be useful to both primary care and mental health professionals.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Helping Patients with Mental Health and Substance Disorders; Dennis C. Daley, PhD; Overview of Chapter; Assessment of Mental and Substance Use Disorders; Treatment of Mental and Substance Use Disorders; Recovery from Mental or Substance Use Disorders; Chapter 2 Substance Use Disorders; Dennis C. Daley, PhD. Ihsan M. Salloum, MD, and Tad Gorske, PhD; Introduction and Overview; Assessment Strategies; Principles of Effective Treatment; Psychosocial Treatment for Substance Use Disorders; Behavioral and Cognitive Treatments; System Approaches; Specialized Treatment Interventions; Pharmacological Treatment of Substance Use Disorders; Recovery and Relapse; Chapter 3 Mood Disorders; Ihsan M. Salloum, MD, Dennis C. Daley, PhD, Roger Haskett, MD, and Tad Gorske, PhD; Introduction and Overview; Prevalence and Public Health Significance of Mood Disorders; Etiology; Clinical Presentation of Mood Disorders; Diagnosis; Assessment; Assessment of Suicidal Behavior; Differential Diagnosis; Comorbidity with Other Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders; Course and Outcome; Treatment of Mood Disorders; Pharmacotherapy; Psychotherapy; Chapter 4 The Anxiety Disorders; Mark Jones, LSW, and Oommen Mammen, MD; Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Panic Disorder/Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder; Social Phobia; Specific Phobias; Chapter 5 Schizophrenia; Jason Rosenstock, MD, Noreen Frederick, MSN and Rohan Ganguli, MD; Introduction; Prevalence; Profiles: Case Histories; Etiology; Common Effects; Assessment; Comorbidity; Treatment Approaches; Other Issues; Chapter 6 Eating Disorders; Maria LaVia, MD and Marsha Marcus, PhD; Anorexia Nervosa; Bulimia Nervosa; Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified; Binge Eating Disorder; Conclusions; Chapter 7 Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD and Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD); Thomas M. Kelly, PhD and Paul A. Pilkonis PhD; Overview; Assessment and Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder; Antisocial Personality Disorder


"This is an excellent resource that can be read cover-to-cover and/or saved for those instances when a specific disorder needs to be reviewed for a particular clinical case." "This book is basic enough to be informative to lay people, yet comprehensive enough to be a useful resource for anyone in clinical practice."

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