Rethinking Substance Abuse

William R. Miller, Kathleen M. Carroll


Whereas data on substance abuse and addictions is increasing quickly, scientific apply nonetheless lags behind. This e-book brings collectively main specialists to explain what remedy and prevention would seem like if it have been based mostly on one of the best science accessible. The amount incorporates developmental, neurobiological, genetic, behavioral, and social–environmental views. Tightly edited chapters summarize present considering on the character and causes of alcohol and different drug issues; talk about what works on the particular person, household, and societal ranges; and supply strong ideas for creating simpler remedies and providers.


Adolescent Substance Abuse Intervention Workbook

Steven L. Jaffe

This workbook is meant for youngsters who use medication and alcohol however for whom the quantities, frequency, and destructive penalties are unrecognized. This workbook is an preliminary strategy for serving to youngsters develop into conscious, each cognitively and emotionally, of the destructive penalties of their drug and/or alcohol use. It’s hoped that by seeing for themselves how not utilizing could make their life higher, youngsters will develop into motivated towards starting remedy.

This intervention workbook corresponds to the First Step of a 12-Step Program. It helps youngsters transfer from precontemplation to contemplation to willpower in accordance with the levels of change framework. The workbook must be used as a part of a therapeutic relationship or program, with sensitivity to problems with confidentiality. Background in regards to the workbook and recommendations for its use are supplied within the accompanying Employees Guide.

Lowinson and Ruiz’s Substance Abuse

Pedro Ruiz, Eric C. Strain

“A complete, authoritative textual content on all points of substance abuse and dependancy medication. Scientific subjects such because the biology of assorted addictions and all dimensions of scientific remedy and administration are addressed by a variety of main contributors. Behavioral addictions are addressed additionally, so the textual content will not be solely dedicated to particular substances and their misuse”–Offered by writer.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse as Encountered in Office Practice

Frank L. Iber

This guide has been written to function a guide for physicians training in a non-public workplace setting to acknowledge and suggest acceptable remedy for sufferers believed to be substance abusers. Whereas it’s not written for drug abuse specialists, it gives data concerning the analysis and coverings a reliable, involved doctor can present with out changing into immersed in habit remedy. Matters mentioned embrace the diploma to which a doctor ought to change into concerned, when it’s acceptable to refer, utilizing different professions and volunteer teams, and helpful medicines. Tips for recognizing substance abuse, testing to substantiate the abuse, confronting the affected person, and motivating the affected person into particular remedy are additionally offered. Tables and illustrations are used to summarize main factors, making this an especially helpful reference instrument for internists and different non-specialist personal practitioners.

Substance Abuse

Joyce H. Lowinson

The premier textual content on substance abuse and addictive behaviors is now in its up to date and expanded Fourth Version, with up-to-the-minute insights from greater than 150 specialists on the entrance traces of affected person administration and analysis. This version options expanded protection of the neurobiology of abused substances, new pharmacologic therapies for addictions, and full info on “membership medicine” equivalent to Ecstasy. New sections deal with habit in youngsters, adolescents, adults, and the aged and girls’s well being points, together with being pregnant. The expanded behavioral addictions part now consists of hoarding, buying, and laptop/Web abuse.  Consists of entry to a Companion wesbite that has absolutely searchable textual content.

Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry

James E. Spar, Asenath La Rue

As a result of restricted coaching in geriatric psychiatry has tended to present inadequate consideration to psychological well being look after the aged, clinicians typically need assistance when assessing and treating issues particular to older purchasers. Scientific Guide of Geriatric Psychiatry gives a single-volume reference that covers the complete vary of such issues, from melancholy to dementia. It exhibits that psychiatrists working with older individuals should typically be keen to play a generalist’s position, combining routine medical administration with psychiatric interventions or serving to with social or situational issues.

Drs. Spar and La Rue overview the results of growing old on cognitive efficiency, together with scientific displays of reminiscence loss and medication-induced signs of psychological dysfunction. They provide sensible steerage to assist the clinician not solely diagnose and deal with these circumstances but additionally deal with such points as evaluating competency for knowledgeable consent. Enhanced by quite a few charts and tables for straightforward reference, the ebook boasts a broad vary of protection:

    Pointers to differential prognosis of depression–laboratory exams, psychological exams, and symptom score scales–along with insights on new instructions in psychotherapy, together with intervention inside main care. Evaluation of each selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and non-SSRIs as first-line brokers for melancholy, citing benefits and downsides of particular medicine, plus recommendation on switching or combining antidepressants. Dialogue of the efficient use of electroconvulsive therapy–particularly the usage of brief-pulse, bilateral electrode placement–as nicely as experimental therapies comparable to repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and vagal nerve stimulation. Steering in cognitive psychological standing examinations and temporary screening instruments for dementia and Alzheimer’s illness, specializing in the Mini-Psychological State Examination and summarizing superior and experimental diagnostics comparable to single photon emission computed tomography and positron emission tomography. Appraisal of psychosocial therapies for sufferers with Alzheimer’s Illness, comparable to conduct modification and memory remedy, plus use of cholinesterase inhibitors for therapy of cognitive deficits. Evaluate of approaches to anxiousness problems, together with differential prognosis of phobias, generalized anxiousness dysfunction, obsessive-compulsive dysfunction, and panic dysfunction, with a give attention to psychosocial-behavior remedy and medicines of alternative.

      With life expectations growing, individuals over 85 already represent one of many quickest rising demographics–and the variety of older individuals with psychological problems is rising as nicely. Scientific Guide of Geriatric Psychiatry explains how working successfully with older adults requires a mixing of specialised data with a versatile strategy to the patient–and exhibits learn how to deliver that about in day by day follow.

Psychiatry Made Easy

T Anbu

This e-book is a concise information to the sphere of psychiatry for trainees. Starting with an introduction to its historical past and conceptual fashions, the next chapters are devoted to psychological well being evaluation and the therapeutic relationship between affected person and clinician. 

Every of the next sections examines a special class of situation, together with character problems, psychosexual problems, neurotic problems and childhood psychiatric problems.

A complete appendices part consists of lists and definitions of widespread defence mechanisms, phobias, manias and paraphilias, and an in depth glossary.

Key factors

  • Concise information to psychiatry for trainees
  • Chapter devoted to psychological well being evaluation
  • Covers quite a few completely different psychiatric problems
  • Complete appendices part and glossary

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Second Edition

Francine Shapiro

This quantity gives the definitive information to Eye Motion Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), the psychotherapeutic method developed by Francine Shapiro. EMDR is likely one of the most generally investigated remedies for posttraumatic stress dysfunction, and plenty of different functions are additionally being explored. Presenting background on EMDR’s improvement, theoretical constructs, and doable underlying mechanisms, the quantity additionally accommodates detailed descriptions and transcripts that information the clinician by way of each stage of therapeutic remedy, from consumer choice to the administration of EMDR and its integration inside a complete remedy plan. Among the many many scientific populations for whom the fabric on this quantity has been seen as relevant are survivors of sexual abuse, crime, and fight, in addition to victims of phobias and different experientially primarily based issues. Particular characteristic: Two online-only appendices have been added in 2009 ( These appendices comprehensively evaluate present analysis on EMDR and its scientific functions.

EMDR is now acknowledged by the American Psychiatric Affiliation as an efficient remedy for ameliorating signs of each acute and persistent PTSD (APA Follow Pointers for the Therapy of Sufferers with Acute Stress Dysfunction and Posttraumatic Stress Dysfunction).

New to This Version:
*Up to date neurobiological information, findings from managed scientific research, and literature on rising scientific functions.
*Up to date protocols and procedures for working with adults and youngsters with a variety of presenting issues.

Handbook of Bereavement Research and Practice

Margaret S. Stroebe

On this state-of-the-art quantity, main worldwide students and clinicians present a complete and cross-disciplinary overview of how rigorous analysis on bereavement interprets into observe. They establish new developments and controversies within the discipline, relating new theories to ideas from attachment and emotion principle. The results of societal change and of nationwide and worldwide occasions on private and public mourning are examined, together with different areas of curiosity to practitioners, resembling cultural competence in serving to various purchasers address grief and bereavement. New analyses make use of longitudinal information units to extra clearly hint patterns of adjustment, trajectories of grieving over time, and using coping sources. The contributors additionally discover rising analysis on the results of shedding a cherished one; disenfranchised grieving, and different important areas. Researchers and practitioners will discover helpful discussions of improvements in analysis design and quantitative and qualitative measurement, and the efficacy of intervention packages. Different chapters discover the present controversy over together with difficult grief within the subsequent version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Handbook of Psychological Problems.

A Safe Place for Caleb

Paul J. Chara, Kathleen A. Chara

A Protected Place for Caleb is a complete and richly illustrated useful resource for people of all ages who’re coping with attachment issues. Mother and father, professionals, and lay individuals will discover this guide useful in understanding and addressing attachment issues in kids, adolescents, and adults. The primary half of the guide is an interactive story that follows the experiences of Caleb, a younger boy who relates his difficulties and frustrations in forming and sustaining wholesome relationships. He learns methods for dealing with attachment points throughout his journey to the Protected Tree Home, the place he’s launched to the 4 ‘attachment therapeutic keys’. These act as therapeutic instruments to unlock difficulties with attachment, and are offered utilizing textual content and illustrations which can be simply accessible for readers of all ages, even for younger kids. The second half of the guide presents a abstract of present scientific thought on attachment kinds and issues, and supplies a big selection of evaluation instruments, photocopiable materials and therapeutic strategies to deal with attachment difficulties. Lists of useful organizations and related studying supplies are additionally offered. Primarily based on established psychological rules, the guide is a novel and imaginative information for professionals, mother and father, caregivers, and other people of all ages who’re coping with attachment points.