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Handbook of Prescriptive Treatments for Adults : Viruses - Robert T. Ammerman

Handbook of Prescriptive Treatments for Adults


By: Robert T. Ammerman (Editor), Michel Hersen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1994
ISBN: 9780306446825
Number Of Pages: 512

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This book could not have been conceptualized or published 20 years ago. Indeed, it is doubtful that we could have organized the material for this handbook 10 years ago. Over the last 20 years, however, the painstaking efforts of many clinical researchers working with a variety of resistive psychopathologies have resulted in specific psychotherapies and pharmacotherapies that are effective with a significant proporĀ­ tion of patients, at least for some of the disorders. Much clinical research remains to be carried out in the forthcoming decades. But now that we are nearing the 21st century, at least some statement about efficacy can be made. In 1967, Gordon Paul succinctly stated that the ultimate goal of treatment outcome research is to determine "What treatment, by whom, is most effective for this individual with that specific problem, and under which set of circumstances" (p. 111). At that time, empirical evaluations of psychosocial and pharmacologic treatments were few and far between. Methodological strategies for determining treatment effectiveness were also in the formative stage, as exemplified by introducĀ­ tion of control groups that received inactive interventions (i. e. , placebo) and the relatively recent practice of comparing two or more treatments in addition to placebo. In the almost three decades since Paul's oft-quoted dictum, both the quantity and the quality of treatment outcome research with adults have increased dramatiĀ­ cally.

Introduction: Overview of the Issues in Prescriptive Treatments
Specific Disorders: Dementia
Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders
Unipolar Depression
Bipolar Disorder
Panic Disorder
Social Phobia
Simple Phobia
ObsessiveCompulsive Disorder
PostTraumatic Stress Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Special Issues: Psychophysiological Disorders
Pain Management
The Violent Patient
Woman Battering
6 additional articles
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ISBN: 9780306446825
ISBN-10: 0306446820
Series: Viruses
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 30th June 1994
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 2.73