The Oxford Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive and Spectrum Disorders

The Oxford Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive and Spectrum Disorders

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The Oxford Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive and Spectrum Disorders reviews current literature on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and its associated spectrum conditions, including body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), hoarding, trichotillomania, tic disorders, and Tourette's Syndrome. Authored by leading experts in these fields, these 27 chapters summarize and synthesize current findings, providing a guide for researchers and clinicians to understand and effectively treat these conditions.Individual chapters address the most relevant topics on the subject, including:- comprehensive review of the phenomenology and the epidemiology of OCD, BDD, hoarding, trichotillomania, and tic disorders- expert analysis of the biological features of these conditions, including genetic factors, neurological features, and cognitive processing models for understanding how people with OCD and spectrum conditions respond to information- examination of family and social relationships and personality features, specifically how these factors can affect an individual with an OC spectrum disorder, especially older adults, children, and adolescents- detailed analysis of newer experimental therapies for treating complex spectrum disorders- challenging research issues and understudied aspects of these complex psychiatric problems, especially hoardingPacked with compelling topics, this authoritative volume provides a roadmap for the field and opens the door to new research and further study.... Salvatori, Galassi, aamp; Aiazzi, 1997; Fontenelle et al., 2006; Hitzeroth, Wessels, ZunguDirwayi, Oosthuizen, aamp; Stein, 2001; Suzuki, ... Gournay et al., 1996; Wilhelm, Buhlmann, Cook, Greenberg, aamp; Dimaite, 2010) acknowledges the role of psychological, ... BDD patients tend to attach undue significance to appearance as related to their self-worth and social acceptance. ... However, the appropriate placement of BDD within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)anbsp;...

Title:The Oxford Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive and Spectrum Disorders
Author:Gail Steketee
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2011-08-30


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