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.


Drug Abuse

Steve Sussman, Susan L. Ames

Drug Abuse: Ideas, Prevention, and Cessation serves as a complete supply of data on the topography of, causes of, and options to drug issues. The textual content covers conceptual points concerning definitions of drug use, misuse, abuse, and dependence. Importantly, the textual content addresses quite a lot of theoretical bases presently utilized to the event of prevention and cessation packages, particular program content material from evidence-based packages, and program processes and modalities. Data concerning etiology, prevention, and cessation is neatly delineated into (a) neurobiological, (b) cognitive, (c) micro-social, and (d) macro-social/bodily environmental models. The guide is ideally suited as a major supply for college kids and professionals in chemical dependence packages, scientific and well being psychology, public well being, preventive drugs, nursing, sociology, and social work, amongst different fields, on the character, causes, prevention, and cessation of the abuse of authorized and unlawful medicine.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

Marc E. Agronin

Working with the wants of sufferers with Alzheimer’s illness is usually a main problem for major care physicians, psychiatrists, and different mental-health professionals. Alzheimer’s wreaks havoc on the affected person, and its degenerative nature can create a protracted interval of anguish and anxiousness for the affected person’s household. Dr. Marc Agronin has put his years of expertise as a geriatric psychiatrist to work to create an eminently helpful useful resource for psychiatrists and others who deal with sufferers affected by Alzheimer’s illness or different dementias. Now in its third version, Alzheimer’s Illness and Different Dementias makes use of concise and clear language to stipulate the signs, results and coverings used to fight the progress of Alzheimer’s illness and different dementias prone to be suffered by older sufferers. Enriched by case research from his personal medical observe, Dr. Agronin creates a quantity stuffed with humanity, perception, and data that’s certain to tell and enhance the habits and strategies of any clinician who offers with Alzheimer’s illness and different types of dementia.

The Recovery of Unconscious Memories

Matthew Hugh Erdelyi

Reminiscence has not too long ago turn out to be the main target of media consideration due to the emotionally charged makes use of made from delayed recall of repressed reminiscences. Integrating literatures from all corners of psychology, The Restoration of Unconscious Reminiscences consists of historic accounts, evaluation of experiments, and remedy subjects, offering the primary complete scientific account of reminiscence and the way can it could actually enhance over time. Erdelyi consists of his personal vital contributions to this area, starting from his early makes an attempt to make use of free-association to provide hypermnesia to his most up-to-date analysis with hypnosis, subliminal stimuli, forced-recall strategies, and really long-delayed recall probes.

Sketching out the scientific foundations for a unified idea of repression that integrates the findings of the laboratory and the clinic, this complete and authoritative synthesis of a century of reminiscence analysis shall be essential studying for psychologists and clinicians, in addition to forensic and authorized professionals within the restoration of “inaccessible” reminiscences.

“By debunking hypnosis, [Erdelyi] has allowed the controversy on reminiscence to maneuver ahead. . . . Erdelyi’s work on hypermnesia is essential to our understanding of the mechanisms of reminiscence and the mind.”—Janet D. Feigenbaum, Instances Literary Complement

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.

Overcoming Depersonalization and Feelings of Unreality

Anthony David, Emma Lawrence, Dawn Baker

Depersonalization Dysfunction is when an individual experiences a sense of being indifferent from life round them and typically emotionally numb. It’s typically a symptom of one other dysfunction comparable to anxiousness, despair, posttraumatic stress dysfunction and notably panic dysfunction, or of an sickness like epilepsy or migraine, but in addition happens in its personal proper and amongst customers of sure medication. CBT is an efficient therapy.

PRAISE FOR THE SERIES: ‘The perfect consumer-friendly CBT-based books&All are very thorough.’ Observer ‘The Overcoming collection simply retains getting higher and higher.’ The Psychologist

Grief as a Family Process

Ester R. Shapiro

This quantity extends and integrates approaches corresponding to developmental psychology, psychoanalytic and household methods principle, and cultural anthropology right into a systemic developmental mannequin that emphasizes methods grief can improve the emotional development of the household system. The mannequin introduced right here views grief as a pure course of by which a therapist may also help households reside, and even develop. Utilizing examples from all kinds of cultural traditions, this guide argues for an attachment to, as an alternative of detachment from, the deceased member of the family to maintain and improve household improvement. This guide is indispensable to any serving to skilled who works with grieving households, together with psychiatrists, psychologists, social staff, household therapists, physicians, nurses, hospice and affected person residence staff, clergypeople, and plenty of others. It additionally serves as a textual content in programs on bereavement, household improvement, household and little one remedy, and developmental psychopathology.

Chronic Pain, Loss and Suffering

Ranjan Roy

Loss and grief are an inherent a part of persistent sickness. However whereas a lot has been written on grief related to dying and dying, the grief and losses accompanying persistent sickness have obtained comparatively little scholarly consideration. In Continual Ache, Loss, and Struggling, Ranjan Roy, a number one professional on persistent ache, addresses the advanced points associated to loss amongst these with persistent sickness.

For a lot of sufferers with persistent intractable ache issues, the course of their sickness is unpredictable and different. Many seeming losses are transient and might be redeemed over time, for example, by means of retraining and bodily remedy, however are nonetheless critical and pose a problem to the frequent understanding of the grief course of. Medical understanding of grief is present process a revolution. From its Freudian roots, it’s shifting increasingly to a social-psychological perspective. The phase-task orientation of grief has come beneath critical scrutiny, and this guide demonstrates a few of the issues inherent in that conceptualization in its software to the chronically sick. The writer makes an attempt to mix the present state of information by means of an examination of latest literature and scientific software. He presents a collection of complete case research, which collectively point out that the important thing problem for a lot of sufferers is lack of shallowness and management. The chapters take care of a spread of losses comparable to job loss, declining potential to perform, lack of household and sexual roles, previous age and its associated losses, and suicide. By means of dialogue of the trials and tribulations and successes that chronically sick sufferers encounter of their journey, this work will help clinicians in serving to sufferers come to phrases with their new actuality and set up a renewed sense of self.

Foundations of Health Psychology

Howard S. Friedman, Roxane Cohen Silver

Well being psychology is the scientific examine of psychological processes associated to well being and well being care. Though the sphere is barely 25 years outdated, it has burgeoned into a serious scientific and scientific self-discipline. Well being psychology has wonderful scientific journals, hundreds of scientists and practitioners, and plenty of college students. But, there has not been a ample assertion or explication of the foundational ideas upon which this flourishing discipline is constructed. Foundations of Well being Psychology brings collectively high consultants to supply a much-needed conceptual base for this quickly increasing discipline. Moderately than take a medical mannequin method, the amount examines well being psychology from a theoretical, conceptual, and psychological perspective. After presenting an outline of the sphere’s historical past and strategies, the contributors tackle core ideas of the biopsychosocial method to well being after which talk about purposes to well being promotion and sickness prevention and therapy. Offering a deep understanding of the mental foundations of well being psychology, this quantity will probably be invaluable for each new and skilled researchers, in addition to college students and different students searching for a agency foundation for profitable analysis and apply.

Evidence-Based Counseling and Psychotherapy for an Aging Population

Morley D. Glicken

At a time when the psychological well being difficulties/problems of the aged are coming to the fore of many practitioners’ affected person rosters, naming and treating these issues remains to be too usually dealt with as an artwork as a lot as a science. Inconsistent practices based mostly on scientific expertise and instinct somewhat than onerous scientific proof of efficacy have for too lengthy been the premise of a lot therapy. Proof-based practices assist to alleviate a few of the confusion, permitting the practitioner to develop high quality apply tips that may be utilized to the consumer, establish applicable literature that may be shared with the consumer, talk with different professionals from a knowledge-guided body of reference, and proceed a strategy of self-learning that ends in the absolute best therapy for shoppers.

The proposed quantity will present practitioners with a state-of-the-art compilation of evidence-based practices within the evaluation and therapy of aged shoppers. As such will probably be extra clinically helpful than something at present available on the market and can higher allow practitioners to fulfill the calls for confronted in personal and institutional apply. Specializing in probably the most present analysis and finest proof concerning evaluation, analysis, and therapy, the quantity covers difficulties together with, however not restricted to: social isolation/loneliness, elder abuse/neglect, melancholy and suicidal inclinations, anxiousness problems, substance abuse, dementias, extended bereavement, sufferers with terminal sicknesses.

As a result of concrete analysis proof is so usually not used as the premise for apply, this e-book gives a well timed information for clinicians, social employees, and superior college students to a research-oriented strategy to serving the psychological well being wants of aged adults.

Absolutely covers evaluation, analysis & therapy of the aged, specializing in evidence-based practices
Consolidates broadly distributed literature into single supply and particularly relates evidence-based instruments to sensible therapy, saving clinicians time in acquiring and translating data and bettering the extent of care they will present

Detailed how-to rationalization of sensible evidence-based therapy strategies
Offers reader agency grasp of learn how to extra successfully deal with sufferers

Chapters immediately handle the vary of situations and problems most typical for this affected person inhabitants – i.e. social isolation, elder abuse/neglect, melancholy, anxiousness problems, terminal sicknesses/disabilites, bereavement, substance abuse, and dementias
Prepares readers for the situations they’ll encounter in actual world treamtent of an aged affected person inhabitants

Cites quite a few case research and gives integrative questions on the finish of every chapter
Exposes reader to real-world software of every therapy mentioned

Gives reader straightforward base for additional research of topic, saving clinicians time