Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Subtypes and Spectrum Conditions

Hardcover | July 10, 2007

byJonathan's AbramowitzEditorDean Mckay, Steven Taylor

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Researchers and clinicians working with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders OCD and related disorders who need the most current information available will find this volume of great use. This work covers contemporary theory, research, and treatment of the various subtypes of OCD and problems often referred to as OCD spectrum disorders. As the mental health field considers the next iteration of the DSM, an entire research agenda is being planned to elucidate issues such as how best to understand and classify OCD. The questions of subtypes and spectrum disorders are at the heart of this issue and will guide how OCD is conceptualized in DSM-V. This volume, dedicated to such diagnostic, theoretical, and treatment issues, helps informs the field of the most up-to-date knowledge and what remains to be resolved. * Deconstructs OCD into its subtypes* Reviews current research and treatment for these problems* Considers how OCD will be conceptualized in DSM-V* Represents an international scope with contributions from field experts in psychology, psychiatry, and social work* Includes critical discussion of the OCD subtype and OCD spectrum concepts

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Researchers and clinicians working with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders OCD and related disorders who need the most current information available will find this volume of great use. This work covers contemporary theory, research, and treatment of the various subtypes of OCD and problems often referred to as OCD spectrum disorders. As th...

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The proper diagnostic definition of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has been hotly debated in research and academic communities. There are those who believe true OCD manifests by both obsessions and compulsions, and others who believe OCD is a continuum that may include the presence of only obsessions or only compulsions as part of...

Dr. Abramowitz is Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an internationally recognized expert on the treatment of OCD and has published over 100 journal articles, books chapters, or books on this and related topics. He has received awards ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:July 10, 2007Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I. OCD Subtypes

Chapter 1. To Subtype or Not to Subtype
Chapter 2. Contamination and Decontamination
Chapter 3. Harming Obsessions and Compulsive Checking
Chapter 4. Symmetry, Incompleteness, and Ordering
Chapter 5. Severe Obsessions and Covert Rituals
Chapter 6. Hoarding
Chapter 7. Tic-Related Versus Non-Tic-Related OCD
Chapter 8. Reactive and Autogenous Obsessions
Chapter 9. Discussion

Part II. OCD Spectrum Conditions

Chapter 10. Empirical Basis of the OCD Spectrum
Chapter 11. The Case Against the OCD Spectrum
Chapter 12. Trichotillomania
Chapter 13. Pathological Gambling
Chapter 14. Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Chapter 15. Hypochondriasis
Chapter 16. Tourette's Syndrome
Chapter 17. Nonparaphilic Sexual Disorders
Chapter 18. Eating Disorders
Chapter 19. Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

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