Patients with Substance Abuse Problems Effective Identification, Diagnosis, and Treatment

ISBN-10: 0393705110
ISBN-13: 9780393705119
Edition: 2007
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Description: A clinician's manual from two leaders in the field. This book assembles general information on addictive disordershow to recognize the problem, determine its depth, diagnose correctly, and treat successfully. Unlike most books on the subject that  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

A clinician's manual from two leaders in the field. This book assembles general information on addictive disordershow to recognize the problem, determine its depth, diagnose correctly, and treat successfully. Unlike most books on the subject that focus on specific treatment regimens, here readers will be given general tools that they can use for all patients with possible drug or alcohol abuse.

Edgar P. Nace, M.D. is a Board certified psychiatrist with added qualifications in addiction psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Medical Director at Turtle Creek Manor in Dallas, and in the private practice of adult psychiatry.

Joyce A. Tinsley, M.D. is a clinician in the Psychiatry Residency Program at Hartford Hospital's Institute of Living.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Medical Overview
Facing the Challenge: Patients with Substance Abuse Problems
Addiction: A Disease of the Reward Pathway
Denial: Does the Patient Know Something Is Wrong?
Diagnostic and Treatment Issues
Steps to Identification
Diagnosis
Treatment Options
Special Topics
Substance Abuse in Adolescents
Substance Abuse in Older Adults
Smoking
Pharmacological Treatment
Glossary: Substance Abuse Word List
Office-Based Treatment of Withdrawal
References
Index

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