Handbook of OCD: Concepts and Controversies

A new very interesting book is being published july 2005.

Handbook of OCD: Concepts and Controversies
Jonathan S. Abramowitz (Editor), Arthur C. Houts (Editor)

Product Details:
Concepts and Controversies in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Series: Series in Anxiety and Related Disorders,
Abramowitz, Jonathan S.; Houts, Arthur C. (Eds.)
2005, XIV, 803 p. 5 illus., Hardcover
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

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Synopsis
Few conditions are as fascinating to a psychologist as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and few generate as much controversy. Experts disagree over topics related to classification, etiology, and treatment, and differing points of view also occur along disciplinary lines between psychology and psychiatry. Because of the insularity of various scientific communities that study OCD, there is rarely a forum for examining these issues from various perspectives, and for trying to provide a more complex and multifaceted picture of the disorder. This volume creates such a forum.

About this book
This unique volume gives readers a front-row seat at an exciting and crucial symposium.
Rrecent advances in theory and treatment have significantly increased our understanding of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Yet research on OCD generally falls under the rubric of either behavioral or biological, and rarely do the two meet. Concepts and Controversies of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder bridges this gap admirably. Featuring an international panel of 42 experts, this volume focuses in depth on—and presents opposing viewpoints to —the seven conceptual and practical disputes that characterize the field today:
– categorical versus dimensional perspectives on symptoms
– animal versus behavioral models
– single OCD entity versus OCD spectrum
– neuropsychiatric versus cognitive-behavioral models
– cognitive therapy versus exposure therapy
– self-directed versus therapist-directed treatment
– medication versus cognitive-behavioral therapy
The book offers these issues in a debate format, with each side contributing a position paper on the topic, followed by a rebuttal from the opposite perspective. In addition, timely chapters examine sexual addictions, body dysmorphic disorder, trichotillomania, Tourette’s syndrome, and compulsive shopping in the context of OCD to bring further insight into spectrum theories of the disorder.
This level of discussion and argument, with its possibility for collaboration and integration, makes Concepts and Controveries of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder productive reading for students, researchers, and therapists of all orientations as they design the next generation of theory and greater nuances of treatment.

Written for:
Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, and counselors who specialize in or treat clients with obsessive-compulsive disorder

Table of contents
PART I. PHENOMENOLOGY
1. Symptom Dimensions in OCD: Developmental and Evolutionary Perspectives.
James F. Leckman, David Mataix-Cols, and Maria Conceição do Rosario-Campos
2. Dimensional and Subtype Models of OCD
Steven Taylor
Reply to Taylor. Combined Dimensional and Categorical Perspectives as an Integrative Approach to OCD
James F. Leckman, David Mataix-Cols, and Maria Conceição do Rosario-Capos
Reply to Leckman et al. Putting the Symptom Dimension Model to the Test
Steven Taylor
3. Animal Models of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Neurobiological and Ethological Perspective
Nicholas H. Dodman and Louis Shuster
4. Behavioral and Functional Models of OCD
Arthur C. Houts
Reply to Houts. A Dysfunctional Animal Model of OCD
Nicholas H. Dodman
Reply to Dodman. Animal Models and Two Traditions in OCD Research
Arthur C. Houts
5. The Case for the OCD Spectrum
Eric Hollander, Jennifer P. Friedberg, Stacey Wasserman, Chin-Chin Yeh, and Rupa Iyengar
6. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Essential Phenomenology and Overlap with Other Anxiety Disorders
Jonathan S. Abramowitz and Brett J. Deacon
Reply to Abramowitz and Deacon. Beyond Anxiety: Etiological and Functional Overlaps Between OCD and OC Spectrum Disorders
Eric Hollander and Chin-Chin Yeh
Reply to Hollander et al. The OC Spectrum: A Closer Look at the Arguments and the Data
Jonathan S. Abramowitz and Brett J. Deacon
7. Trichotillomania: An Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorder
Dan J. Stein, Christine Lochner, Sian Hemmings, and Craig Kinnear
8. Overlap of Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Hypochondriasis with OCD
Fugen Neziroglu and SonyKhemlani-Patel
9. Contrasting Nonparaphilic Sexual Addictions and OCD
Stefanie A. Schwartz and Jonathan S. Abramowitz
10. Compulsive Buying: A Disorder of Compulsivity or Impulsivity
Lorraine A. Swan-Kremeir, James E. Mitchell and Ronald J. Faber
11. Contrasting Tourette’s Syndrome and Tic Disorders with OCD
Kieron O’Connor

PART II. ETIOLOGY
12. Neuropsychiatric Models of OCD
David R. Rosenberg, Aileen Russell, and Andrea Fougere
13. Cognitive-Behavioral Models of OCD
Roz Shafran
Reply to Shagran. Biological and Cognitive Models of OCD: Seeking Similarities and Achieving Progress Together
David R. Rosenberg, Aileen Russell, and Andrea Fougere
Reply to Rosenberg et al. Biological Versus Psychological Approaches to OCD: War or Peace?Roz Shafran and Anne Speckens

PART III. TREATMENT
14. Formal Cognitive Therapy: A New Treatment for OCD
Jeanne Fama and Sabine Wilhelm
15. Treatment for OCD: Unleashing the Power of Exposure
Reply to Kozak and Coles. Expanding the Conceptualization of Cognitive Therapy and its Therapeutic Potential
Jeanne Fama and Sabine Wilhelm
Reply to Fama and Wilhelm. Cognitive Therapy and Exposure Treatment for OCD: Contrast and Rapprochment
Michael J. Kozak and Meredith E. Coles
16. The Role of the Therapist in Behavior Therapy for OCD
David F. Tolin and Scott Hannan
17. Self-Directed Exposure in the Treatment of OCD
Cheryl N. Carmin, Pamela S. Wiegartz, and Kevin D. Wu
Reply to Carmin et al. What’s in a Name? The Distinction Between Self-Directed and Self-Conducted Treatment
David F. Tolin and Scott Hannan
Reply to Tolin and Hannan. Self-Directed Versus Therapist-Directed Treatment: Additional Considerations
Cheryl N. Carmin, Pamela S. Wiegartz, and Kevin D. Wu
18. Combining Pharmacotherapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of OCD
H. Blair Simpson and Michael R. Liebowitz
19. Combining Serotonin Medication with Cognitive-Behavior Therapy: Is it Necessary for all OCD Patients?
Martin E. Franklin
Reply to Franklin. Using Combination Treatments for OCD
H. Blair Simpson and Michael R. Liebowitz
Reply to Simpson and Liebowitz. Meeting in the Middle, then Moving Forward Together
Martin E. Franklin

Author Index
Subject Index

Handbook of OCD: Concepts and Controversies
Jonathan S. Abramowitz (Editor), Arthur C. Houts (Editor)

Product Details:
Concepts and Controversies in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Series: Series in Anxiety and Related Disorders,
Abramowitz, Jonathan S.; Houts, Arthur C. (Eds.)
2005, XIV, 803 p. 5 illus., Hardcover
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.