Treating Mental Disorders
A Guide to What Works
Oxford University Press
For layperson and professional alike, Treating Mental Disorders: A Guide to What Works offers a comprehensive and highly readable compendium of the best psychotherapeutic and drug treatments available today. A more accessible distillation of the award-winning professional book, A Guide to Treatments That Work, this volume has been thoroughly revised to be more user-friendly while drawing upon the same outstanding empirical research as its predecessor.
Devoting chapters to thirteen types of mental disorder, Peter E. Nathan, Jack M. Gorman, and Neil J. Salkind employ a question and answer format to clearly communicate the latest knowledge on the wide variety of treatments available today. Each chapter discusses the definition and diagnosis of a particular disorder and then emphasizes which treatments work best, considering both psychotherapies and drug options, combinations of the two, as well as the pros and cons of each therapy. Topics include: childhood disorders, eating disorders, sleep disorders, sexual disorders, substance abuse, image disorders, depression and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders and phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and disorders of aging. Each chapter concludes with a section that supplies the reader with additional information on a given disorder, including books, Internet sites, and addresses of advice groups and professional organizations.
Accessible, completely up-to-date, and easy to use, Treating Mental Disorders is the best place to start for anyone seeking help for any number of mental disorders and an essential reference for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and anyone else involved in providing treatment for mental illness.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
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