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Obsessive-compulsive disorder : theory, research, and treatment
Swinson, Richard P.
Publication Information:
New York : Guilford Press, [1998]

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xvi, 478 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Diagnostic issues and epidemiology in obsessive-compulsive disorder / Martin M. Antony, Fiona Downie, Richard P. Swinson -- Psychological approaches to the understanding of obsessional problems / Paul M. Salkovskis -- Cognitive and behavioral features of obsessive-compulsive disorder / S. Rachman, Roz Shafran -- Personality and obsessive-compulsive disorder / Laura J. Summerfeldt, Veronika Huta, Richard P. Swinson -- Families of individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder / Gail Steketee, Nina A. Pruyn -- Biological models of obsessive-compulsive disorder : the serotonin hypothesis / Raz Gross ... [et al.] -- Neuroimaging and neuroanatomical issues in obsessive-compulsive disorder : toward an integrative model, perceived impulsivity / Jean Cottraux, Daniel Gérard -- Genetics of obsessive-compulsive disorder / Elizabeth A. Billett, Margaret A. Richter, James L. Kennedy -- The relationship between obsessive-compulsive disorder and other anxiety-based disorders / Timothy A. Brown -- Assessment of obsessive-compulsive disorder / Steven Taylor -- Psychosocial treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder : literature review / Edna B. Foa, Martin E. Franklin, Michael J. Kozak -- Psychosocial treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder : clinical applications / Melinda A. Stanley, Patricia M. Averill -- Biological treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder : literature review / Teresa A. Pigott, Sheila Seay -- Biological treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder : clinical applications / Michele T. Pato, Carlos N. Pato, Susan A. Gunn -- Combination treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder / Anton J.L.M. van Balkom, Richard van Dyck -- Obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents / John S. March, Henrietta L. Leonard -- Conceptual foundations of obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders / Toby Goldsmith ... [et al.] -- Recognition and treatment of obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders / Donald W. Black -- Appendix. List of resources for obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders / Karen Rowa, Martin M. Antony.
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Providing a comprehensive overview of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), this book brings together timely contributions from leading researchers and practitioners in the field. In sections covering psychopathology, assessment and treatment, and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, chapters contain a wealth of new and recent data, numerous case examples, and helpful conceptual and clinical pointers. An appendix features extensive resource listings for both clinicians and patients.

Author Notes

Richard P. Swinson, MD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University. He is also Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and Psychiatrist in Chief at St. Joseph's Hospital and Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. Previously, he held several appointments at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, including Vice President Medical Affairs, Chief of Medical Staff, and Head of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic. Dr. Swinson is currently chair of the Examination Board in Psychiatry for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada. He has published approximately 200 scientific papers, book chapters, and reports, mostly on anxiety disorders and related conditions. In addition, he was a member of the DSM-IV subcommittees for obsessive-compulsive disorder and for panic disorder and agoraphobia.

Martin M. Antony, PhD, is Chief Psychologist and Director of the Centre for the Study of Anxiety at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. He is also on faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Ryerson University. Previously, Dr. Antony was Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, and staff psychologist in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Clarke Institute of Psychiatry. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Albany in 1994 and completed his predoctoral internship training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Dr. Antony has written several books, including Mastery of Your Specific Phobia (and the accompanying therapist manual), with Michelle G. Craske and David H. Barlow, as well as numerous research papers and book chapters in the areas of obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, and specific phobias. He is actively involved in clinical research in the area of anxiety disorders, teaching and education, and maintains a clinical practice.

S. Rachman, PhD, is currently Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was formerly Professor of Abnormal Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London. He is an active clinician and researcher and has published extensively on the subjects of fear, anxiety, anxiety disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He has written or edited more than 15 books and monographs and many additional journal articles and book chapters. In 1980, along with R. Hodgson, Dr. Rachman published Obsessions and Compulsions . In 1992, he published a guide for patients and their families called Obsessive Compulsive Disorders with P. de Silva. His book, Fear and Courage , was published in a second edition in 1990. Dr. Rachman received a Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association (Division 12) in 1984 and was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1989.

Margaret A. Richter, MD, received her M.D. from the University of Ottawa and completed her psychiatric training at the University of Toronto. She was named the Mary Early Fellow by the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation from 1990-1992 for her work on the familial nature of OCD. Currently, she is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, and Staff Psychiatrist in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Clarke Institute of Psychiatry. She continues to be actively involved as a clinician and research in the area of OCD, particularly with respect to the genetic basis of OCD and the relationship between OCD and spectrum disorders.

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A highly qualified group of editors combined to produce a state-of-the-art text on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). They assembled an international representation of expert contributors but managed to create a volume that reads as if it were written by one person. The topic extends to OCD spectrum disorders, including Tourette's and other tic disorders, impulse control disorders, somatoform and eating disorders, and trichotillomania (pathological hair pulling). The 18 chapters consider genetic, biological, learning, cognitive, and family variables in OCD. The first section deals with theory and research; the next section, assessment and treatment. An appendix of resources lists organizations, professional texts, self-help books, treatment manuals, and Internet resources. Case histories, chapter references, and tables complete a scholarly presentation of an important topic. A valuable and complete text on the subject, this is a worthy acquisition for both undergraduate and graduate level psychology collections. L. Gillikin; College of William and Mary

Table of Contents

I Psychopathology and Theoretical Perspectives
1 Diagnostic Issues and Epidemiology in Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderMartin M. Antony and Fiona Downie and Richard P. Swinson
2 Psychological Approaches to the Understanding of Obsessional ProblemsPaul M. Salkovskis
3 Cognitive and Behavioral Features of Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderS. Rachman and Roz Shafran
4 Personality and Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderLaura Summerfeldt and Veronika Huta and Richard P. Swinson
5 Families of Individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderGail Steketee and Nina Pruyn
6 Biological Models of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Serotonin HypothesisRaz Gross and Yehuda Sasson and Miriam Chopra and Joseph Zohar
7 Neuroimaging and Neuroanatomical Issues in Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderJean Cottraux and Daniel Gerard
8 Genetics of Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderElizabeth A. Billett and Margaret A. Richter and James L. Kennedy
9 The Relationship between Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Other Anxiety-Based DisordersTimothy A. Brown
II Assessment and Treatment
10 Assessment of Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderSteven Taylor
11 Psychosocial Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Literature ReviewEdna B. Foa and Martin E. Franklin and Michael J. Kozak
12 Psychosocial Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Clinical ApplicationsMelinda A. Stanley and Patricia M. Averill
13 Biological Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Literature ReviewTeresa A. Pigott and Sheila Seay
14 Biological Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Clinical ApplicationsMichelle T. Pato and Carlos N. Pato and Susan A. Gunn
15 Combination Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderAnton J. L. M. van Balkom and Richard van Dyck
16 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children and AdolescentsJohn S. March and Henrietta L. Leonard
III Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders
17 Conceptual Foundations of Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum DisordersToby Goldsmith and Andy Shapira and Katharine A. Phillips and Susan L. McElroy
18 Recognition and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum DisordersDonald Black
Appendix: List of Resources for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum DisordersKaren Rowa and Martin M. Anton