The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse: third edition.The American Psychiatric Publishing TEXTBOOK OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Edited by Marc Galanter
Marc Galanter is the John and Rylla Bosshard Professor of Law and South Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin Law School and LSE Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. , M.D., and Herbert D. Kleber, M.D
2004 * 704 pages * ISBN ISBN
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"This Third Edition provides the clinician with unique and updated overviews of the expanding range of treatment strategies available to those affected by substance abuse. This is a comprehensive 'must have' textbook not only for providers of treatment but for students, teachers, researchers, and policymakers as well."--Nady el-Guebaly, M.D., President, International Society of Addiction Medicine "This volume provides up-to-date, evidence-based chapters that review the nature of addiction and the treatments for it (psychopharmacological, psychotherapeutic, and programmatic). Each chapter is succinct, highly informative, thoughtful, and reader- friendly. An ideal read for the addiction specialist, the general psychiatrist, as well as any mental health specialist dealing with these conditions. A huge amount of clinically relevant knowledge is packed into a limited space. The editors are the most preeminent leaders in the field of addiction. You really ought to read it--it's truly a terrific book!"--A. John Rush, M.D., Professor and Vice-Chairman for Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Substance abuse is the nation's number one health problem, and also a major health problem worldwide. In the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , less than half of those in need of treatment actually receive it--both due to the reluctance of insurance companies to cover this treatment and of patients to seek it.
Like previous editions from 1994 and 1999, this comprehensive third edition reflects the still-growing commitment of psychiatry to addressing the problem of substance abuse. Fully updated and divided into seven main parts, this invaluable textbook offers a depth and scope unparalleled in the literature. The 94 distinguished contributors discuss the latest basic and clinical perspectives on
* The nature of addiction and the process by which a person becomes addicted -- The neurobiology Neurobiology
Study of the development and function of the nervous system, with emphasis on how nerve cells generate and control behavior. The major goal of neurobiology is to explain at the molecular level how nerve cells differentiate and develop their of alcohol, opiates/opioids, stimulants Stimulants
A class of drugs, including Ritalin, used to treat people with autism. They may make children calmer and better able to concentrate, but they also may limit growth or have other side effects.
Mentioned in: Autism , hallucinogens, marijuana, epidemiology of drug dependence, genetics, principles of operant conditioning operant conditioning
A process of behavior modification in which a subject is encouraged to behave in a desired manner through positive or negative reinforcement, so that the subject comes to associate the pleasure or displeasure of the and social learning, and cross-cultural aspects
* An overview of available treatments -- Assessment, patient placement criteria, current research with the best empirical support in the treatment of alcohol problems, treatment outcomes
* Treatment and detoxification Detoxification Definition
Detoxification is one of the more widely used treatments and concepts in alternative medicine. It is based on the principle that illnesses can be caused by the accumulation of toxic substances (toxins) in the body. of specific drugs of abuse -- alcohol, marijuana, stimulants, hallucinogens, tobacco, sedativehypnotics, inhalants inhalants,
n.pl 1. chemical vapors that are inhaled for their mind-altering effects.
2. in herbology, volatile herbal compounds that are delivered by holding a soaked pad to the nose and mouth, by placing the herbs in steaming water, or , steroids, opioids, and drugs from the "club" scene
* Treatment approaches -- The flexible psychodynamic Psychodynamic
A therapy technique that assumes improper or unwanted behavior is caused by unconscious, internal conflicts and focuses on gaining insight into these motivations.
Mentioned in: Group Therapy, Suicide approach; network therapy; cog nitive, behavioral, and motivational therapies; individual psychotherapy and counseling; the wide variety of group therapies; family therapy; the latest findings on AA and other 12-step groups; and inpatient treatment and research
* Special approaches and treatment programs -- The challenges and efficacy of employee assistance programs, the role of the community in treatment and specific nonhospital-based treatment services, and therapeutic communities
* Special populations -- Adolescents, ethnic minorities, the elderly, and women; impaired physicians, treatment of substance-abuse patients with pain, HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome , and Axis I Axis I Psychiatry A classification dimension used with DSM-IV, which includes clinical disorders and syndromes and/or other areas of concern. See DSM-IV, Multiaxial system. psychiatric disorders
* Special Topics -- Diagnostic testing Diagnostic testing
Testing performed to determine if someone is affected with a particular disease.
Mentioned in: Von Willebrand Disease , medical education, prevention of alcohol problems, and forensic issues
Thoroughly indexed and generously illustrated, this new edition is designed for clinicians, researchers, and trainees in psychiatry, general medicine, and other health professions. This remarkable volume is simply the definitive resource for any health care professional concerned with the problems posed by substance abuse.
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