Clinical Textbook of Addictive Disorders

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Richard J. Frances, Sheldon I. Miller, Avram H. Mack
Guilford Press, 2005 - Psychology - 684 pages
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Now in a revised and expanded third edition, this authoritative clinical reference and text presents state-of-the-science knowledge about all aspects of addictive disorders and their treatment. Leading researchers and practitioners describe best practices in assessment and diagnosis and provide the latest information on working with users of specific substances.... Divided into five parts, the book begins by describing the scientific foundations and historical background of addictions treatment. Current procedures for psychological evaluation and laboratory testing are then outlined. Subsequent sections provide vital substance specific information and examine issues in working with particular populations, including polysubstance abusers, culturally diverse patients, women, and older adults. Next, widely used psychosocial and pharmacological treatment approaches are thoroughly reviewed. Throughout, attention is given to the importance of tailoring interventions to each patient's needs while delivering compassionate, evidence-based care. Offering expanded coverage of comorbidity and dual diagnosis, the third edition contains entirely new chapters on the neuroscientific basis of addiction, addiction to gambling and to pain medications, and substance abuse in the workplace, as well as a chapter on dialectical behavior therapy. Timely and comprehensive, this volume belongs on the desks of practitioners, graduate students, and residents in a range of disciplines, including psychiatry, clinical psychology, social work, substance abuse counseling, and allied health fields. It serves as a core text for courses in addiction psychiatry and substance abuse counseling. -Dust jacket.

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This was a textbook for a graduate level substance abuse class. It was heavy on research and academic nomenclature and light on readability. For some personal libraries it might be a good resource addition. I for one will be selling mine. Read full review

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Richard J. Frances, MD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, and Director of Public and Professional Education, Silver Hill Hospital, New Canaan, Connecticut. He is also in private practice in New York City. Dr. Frances was former President and Medical Director at Silver Hill Hospital; was founding president of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry; and helped found and chaired the Council of Addiction Psychiatry for the American Psychiatric Association. The author of several hundred articles and several books, he is on many editorial boards. He is a frequent lecturer on addiction psychiatry and has appeared numerous times on Court TV.

Sheldon I. Miller, MD, is emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and former Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. During his career, he has served on many boards and committees of many national and local organizations. Dr. Miller has authored or coauthored over 60 scientific articles, chapters, and books. He is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal on Addictions and is a founder of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Miller has served on the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is the president elect of the Illinois Psychiatric Society.   Avram H. Mack, MD, is an attending psychiatrist and the Director of Medical Student Education at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor and of Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Mack has extensive experience in organized medicine and psychiatry. His other areas of interest in psychiatry have included development, the psychiatric presentation of medical disorders, and the history of psychiatric classification. As a child and forensic psychiatrist, he has treated or evaluated individuals with addictions in many different settings, including general inpatient, outpatient, correctional, juvenile justice, and community, and has lectured to various professional and educational groups. Dr. Mack has been elected to serve as President of the Washington Psychiatric Society (2012-2013).
 

 

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