Handbook of Addictive Disorders A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

ISBN-10: 0471235024
ISBN-13: 9780471235026
Edition: 2004
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Description: The most comprehensive source for the latest research and practice techniques for diagnosing and treating addictive disorders "This book brings together an array of international experts on addictive disorders. Robert Coombs's Handbook of Addictive  More...

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List price: $125.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/23/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 600
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

The most comprehensive source for the latest research and practice techniques for diagnosing and treating addictive disorders "This book brings together an array of international experts on addictive disorders. Robert Coombs's Handbook of Addictive Disorders discusses the contemporary issues surrounding the understanding of addiction, from diagnosis to treatment of an addicted client. The Handbook of Addictive Disorders is an example of practical and clinical information at its best." -Lorraine D. Grymala, Executive Director American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders The Handbook of Addictive Disorders: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art resource, featuring valuable contributions from a multidisciplinary team of leading experts. This unique guide deftly defines addiction and examines its comorbidity with other problems. Subsequent chapters present an overview of addictive disorders coupled with strategies for accurately diagnosing them, planning effective treatment, and selecting appropriate interventions. Chapters on public policy and prevention are of indispensable value in light of this growing health concern. The only reference available to cover the full spectrum of addictions and addictive behaviors, the Handbook of Addictive Disorders provides the most current research and treatment strategies for overcoming: Chemical dependency Workaholism Compulsive gambling Eating disorders Sex addiction Compulsive buying This useful guide features case studies, figures and diagrams, lists of practical interventions for each disorder, and self-assessment exercises for clients. Psychologists, addiction counselors, social workers, and others working in the addictions field will find the Handbook of Addictive Disorders to be an essential resource for practical, validated information on all types of addictions and their related problems.

Robert Holman Coombs was Professor of Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Defining Addiction
The Nature of Addiction
Addiction Interaction Disorder
Chemical Dependence
Understanding and Diagnosing Substance Use Disorders
Treating Substance Use Disorders
Compulsive Gambling
Understanding and Diagnosing Compulsive Gambling
Treating Compulsive and Problem Gambling
Sex Addiction
Understanding and Diagnosing Sex Addiction
Treating Sex Addiction
Eating Disorders
Understanding and Diagnosing Eating Disorders
Treating Eating Disorders
Workaholism
Understanding and Diagnosing Workaholism
Treating Workaholism
Compulsive Buying
Understanding and Diagnosing Compulsive Buying
Treating Compulsive Buying
Public Policy And Prevention
Public Policy on Addictive Disorders
Preventing Addictive Disorders
Author Index
Subject Index

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