Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

Author(s) : Samar Reghunandanan, Author(s) : Naomi A. Fineberg, Author(s) : Dan J. Stein

Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

Book Details

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Published : 2015
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 160
  • Category :
    Clinical Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 38241
  • ISBN 13 : 9780198706878
  • ISBN 10 : 0198706871

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Obsessive-compulsive-related disorders (OCRDs) are anxiety disorders characterized by obsessions and compulsions, and varying degrees of anxiety and depression. OCRDs are considered to be one of the most disabling of psychiatric disorders and they present a tremendous economic and social burden, both for the affected individual, their family, and for society at large. In contrast to other psychiatric conditions of a comparable or lesser prevalence and patient burden, relatively little is understood about the aetiology, and cognitive effects of OCRDs.

This book, part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library series, provides clinicians and patients with the latest developments in research. This new edition is a succinct and practical introduction to the diagnosis, evaluation and management of OCD and other related disorders. It is a pocketbook that includes individual chapters on the phenomenology, pathogenesis, pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy of OCD and other related disorders, and features fully updated content and research. It also includes a helpful resources chapter, and an Appendix with summaries of the major rating scales used to assess patients with OCD, which will be of use to both clinicians and patients.

About the Author(s)

Samar Reghunandanan, Senior Registrar, Department of Psychiatry, North Essex partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Essex, and Honorary Research Psychiatrist, Highly Specialized Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders Service, Hertfordshire Partnership NHS University Foundation Trust.

Naomi A. Fineberg, Consultant Psychiatrist, Highly Specialized Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders Service, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust. She is also professor at Postgraduate Medical School, University of Hertfordshire.

Dan J. Stein, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cape Town, and Director, Medical Research Council Unit on Anxiety Disorders, South Africa.

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