The Addiction Casebook

The Addiction Casebook

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The Addiction Casebook presents 12 patients with DSM-5 addiction diagnoses -- plus one experiencing problematic Internet use -- and illustrates practical and successful strategies for diagnosing and treating these patients. The book's cases are analogous to those that clinicians commonly encounter in their everyday practice and effectively demonstrate the intersection of addiction with other psychiatric diagnoses. The experience and clinical wisdom of three generations of addiction specialists are distilled into a single volume that includes the most salient ideas and treatment suggestions for clinicians. This informative, practical volume strikes a colloquial, and sometimes humorous, tone. General psychiatrists and psychiatric residents seeking to gain expertise in and an understanding of addiction will find it a delight to read, as will a diverse audience of family practitioners, internists, pediatricians, medical students, allied professionals, and anyone interested in sharpening her or his clinical skills.The book is the first to cover the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of substance use disorders and other addictions within the DSM-5 (R) framework. Its many valuable and helpful features include  An outline of the progression in thinking about psychiatric diagnoses with the move from DSM-IV-TR (R) to DSM-5 (R).  Descriptions of hands-on experience with the current diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders and other addictions that complement substance abuse textbooks and bring the material to life.  Coverage of such subject areas as alcohol, caffeine, cannabis, hallucinogen, inhalant, opioid, sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic, stimulant, tobacco, gambling, and Internet addictions.  Key points and multiple-answer questions at the end of each chapter that highlight the chapter's most pertinent takeaways and apply and strengthen readers' knowledge of chapter information. Extensive use of tables, figures, charts, and other instructive materials to illuminate and clarify addiction concepts. In their preface, the authors assert their hope that the book "will provide the fundamental tools for working with the substance-using patient in the hospital, the clinic, and the community." The Addiction Casebook exceeds its goal by providing mental health and other medical practitioners with timely, current strategies for addiction diagnosis and treatment in a succinct, engaging, and entertaining more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 2 Halftones, black and white; 6 Line drawings, unspecified; 6 Tables, unspecified
  • 1585624586
  • 9781585624584
  • 1,578,138

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The Addiction Casebook consists of 13 clinical cases that exemplify DSM-5 addiction diagnoses commonly encountered in clinical practice. The book complements substance abuse textbooks (such as Galanter's The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, Fourth Edition) by providing hands-on experience with real-life situations and updated information relating to DSM-5(R) diagnoses. The Casebook lays out realistic and effective strategies to diagnose and treat patients with addictions ranging from alcohol and caffeine to gambling and problematic Internet use and includes multiple-answer questions at the end of each chapter designed to strengthen readers' knowledge. The volume, which calls on the experience and clinical wisdom of three generations of addiction specialists, also elucidates the intersection of addiction and other psychiatric diagnoses. The contemporary, topical suggestions found in The Addiction Casebook will be useful to general psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, family practitioners, internists, pediatricians, medical students, and allied professionals alike, and the volume editors' and chapter authors' wit and accessible writing style make this book a pleasure to more

About Petros Levounis

Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A., is the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey.Abigail J. Herron, D.O., is the Director of the Fellowship in Addiction Medicine and Acting Medical Director of the Addiction Institute of New York at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, New more

Table of contents

ContributorsPrefacePart I. IntroductionChapter 1. DSM-5 Criteria for Substance Use Disorders: Recommendations and RationalePart II. Substance-Related DisordersChapter 2. Alcohol: Conundrums of Co-occurring DisordersChapter 3. Caffeine: The Ins and Outs of CaffeineChapter 4. Cannabis: A Natural DilemmaChapter 5. Hallucinogens: The Mind Field of Oswald: A Case of Hallucinogen IntoxicationChapter 6. Inhalants: Just say N2O!Chapter 7. Opioids: Finding the Off SwitchChapter 8. Sedatives, Hypnotics, or Anxiolytics: Sleepless Nights and the Magic PillsChapter 9. Stimulants: Sex, Drugs, and Techno: Gay Men and Crystal MethamphetamineChapter 10. Tobacco: From Social Norm to Modern Day Faux PasChapter 11. Other (or Unknown) Substances: The Brave New World of Bath Salts and Other Synthetic DrugsPart III. Non-Substance-Related DisorderChapter 12. Gambling: The Woman Who Became Tired of Trying to Predict the FuturePart IV. Condition for Further StudyChapter 13. Internet: Why Are Drug Addicts and People Who Use the Internet Both Called "Users?"Indexshow more

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