Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Theory, Research, and Treatment

Edited by Richard P. Swinson, Martin M. Antony, S. Rachman, and Margaret A. Richter

Paperback
Paperback
October 31, 2001
ISBN 9781572307322
Price: $51.00
478 Pages
Size: 6⅛" x 9¼"
Copyright Date: 1998
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Providing a comprehensive overview of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), this book brings together timely contributions from leading researchers and practitioners in the field. In sections covering psychopathology, assessment and treatment, and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, chapters contain a wealth of new and recent data, numerous case examples, and helpful conceptual and clinical pointers. An appendix features extensive resource listings for both clinicians and patients

“Outstandingly good; it is both practical and thought-provoking and, one suspects, destined to become a classic of its kind.”

American Journal of Psychiatry


“Because of its many excellent chapters, the volume would certainly be of interest to a wide readership. This would include researchers, clinicians, and graduate students who seek to learn more about the opulent complexity of the disorder.”

Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy


“Probably the most comprehensive and balanced survey of this illness available....The first two parts offer an outstanding appraisal of the state of the art of the field and how these insights translate into the clinical approach.”

Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics


“A highly qualified group of editors combined to produce a state-of-the-art text on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). They assembled an international representation of expert contributors but managed to create a volume that reads as if it were written by one person....Case histories, chapter references, and tables complete a scholarly presentation of an important topic. A valuable and complete text on the subject, this is a worthy acquisition for both undergraduate and graduate level psychology collections.”

Choice


“...stands out in both the up-to-date coverage and its scope. Authors from several centres have contributed chapters that make this a most valuable resource for practitioners, researchers and students alike. The book is well structured....this is a most successful book, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to professionals, trainees, and researchers. For a book of such quality, scope and size, the price is more than reasonable. This will tempt individuals, not just librarians, to purchase this book, which is a very good investment.”

Behaviour Research and Therapy


“This excellent edited volume provides a state-of-the-art review of OCD and its multifaceted complexity....a stellar list of contributors presents an up-to-date summary of knowledge and research findings....while there are other recent books on OCD, this book constitutes an extremely rich and up-to-date resource....Because of its many excellent chapters, the volume would certainly be of interest to a wide readership. This would include researchers, clinicians, and graduate students who seek to learn more about the opulent complexity of the disorder.”

Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy


“...probably the most comprehensive and balanced survey of this illness available....The first two parts offer an outstanding appraisal of the state of the art of the field and how these insights translate into the clinical approach.”

Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics


“...outstandingly good; it is both practical and thought-provoking and, one suspects, destined to become a classic of its kind.”

American Journal of Psychiatry


“Containing timely contributions from 41 distinguished clinicians and researchers, this volume provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of OCD.”

Digest of Neurology and Psychiatry


“A highly qualified group of editors combined to produce a state-of-the-art text on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). They assembled an international representation of expert contributors but managed to create a volume that reads as if it were written by one person....Case histories, chapter references, and tables complete a scholarly presentation of an important topic. A valuable and complete text on the subject, this is a worthy acquisition for both undergraduate and graduate level psychology collections.”

Choice


“...comprehensive and balanced....This volume is well organized and easy to follow, and can be recommended to clinicians, researchers, and students.”

Readings


“The most extensive, up-to-date information available on OCD and related disorders. Not since the 1980 publication of Rachman and Hodgson's classic Obsessions and Compulsions have we seen such an encyclopedic resource. Chapter authors represent leaders in the field, and their diverse presentations have been skillfully integrated by the editors. Since the spectrum of obsessive-compulsive disorders are prevalent and incapacitating, everyone coming into contact with this clinical population should be familiar with the contents of this book.”

—David H. Barlow, PhD, Professor and Director, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University


“This book provides a balanced, broad perspective, complemented by masterful in-depth reviews and analyses of the vast OCD literature. Written by a 'who's who' of distinguished clinicians and researchers, the volume radiates wisdom that comes only from long experience and careful thought.”

—John H. Greist, MD, Distinguished Senior Scientist, Dean Foundation, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Medical School


“This wonderful new work on OCD is consistently thorough, well written, and thoughtful. Covering a comprehensive range of topics, chapters present useful overviews, reanalyze key data and concepts, and reach stimulating new conclusions. Significantly, the book builds from chapter to chapter: New insights into cognitive processing, for example, are further elaborated in the sections on neuroimaging and brain chemistry. A 'must read' for clinicians and researchers in the field.”

—Michael R. Liebowitz, MD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at The New York State Psychiatric Institute


“At last, a comprehensive scrutiny of theoretical, research, and treatment approaches to one of the most difficult problems encountered in clinical practice. Authored by a group of distinguished authorities, this volume addresses every aspect of OCD: biological, psychological, psychotherapeutic, and psychopharmacological. This highly readable book is a 'must' for psychotherapists, psychopharmacologists, and researchers attempting to unravel this disorder.”

—Aaron T. Beck, MD, President of The Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and University Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania


“Written by leaders in the field of OCD research and practice, this volume provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary overview of research into the disorder. Impressive for the breadth and depth of its coverage, this is an outstanding sourcebook for researchers, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and graduate students.”

—Paul M.G. Emmelkamp, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

About the Editors

Richard P. Swinson, MD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University. He is also Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and Psychiatrist in Chief at St. Joseph's Hospital and Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. Previously, he held several appointments at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, including Vice President Medical Affairs, Chief of Medical Staff, and Head of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic. Dr. Swinson is currently chair of the Examination Board in Psychiatry for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada. He has published approximately 200 scientific papers, book chapters, and reports, mostly on anxiety disorders and related conditions. In addition, he was a member of the DSM-IV subcommittees for obsessive-compulsive disorder and for panic disorder and agoraphobia.

Martin M. Antony, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Provincial Clinical and Training Lead for the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program. Previously, Dr. Antony was founding director of both the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic and the Psychology Residency Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. He has published over 300 scientific articles and chapters and 33 books in areas related to cognitive-behavioral therapy and anxiety-related disorders, and has presented his work widely across four continents. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, he is past president of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

S. Rachman, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, United Kingdom. Recognized as a leader in the research and treatment of obsessive–compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders, he is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Psychological Society, among many other honors.

Margaret A. Richter, MD, received her M.D. from the University of Ottawa and completed her psychiatric training at the University of Toronto. She was named the Mary Early Fellow by the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation from 1990-1992 for her work on the familial nature of OCD. Currently, she is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, and Staff Psychiatrist in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Clarke Institute of Psychiatry. She continues to be actively involved as a clinician and research in the area of OCD, particularly with respect to the genetic basis of OCD and the relationship between OCD and spectrum disorders.

Audience

For Practitioners, researchers, and students of psychiatry, clinical psychology, social work, nursing, and other mental health fields, it also serves as primary or supplementary reading for graduate-level courses on obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, or psychopathology.

Course Use

Serves as a text in advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses.