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Impulse control disorders : [publication] : a clinician's guide to understanding and treating behavioral addictions /

by Grant, Jon E.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2008Description: 209 p. : tabl. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780393705218; 0393705218.MeSH subject(s): Impulse Control Disorders | Behavior Therapy | Impulse Control Disorders -- therapy | Impulse Control Disorders -- etiologyAddiction suisse subject(s): Stoffunabhängige Süchte | Verhaltenstherapie | Behandlung | AetiologiePUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographSummary: Several disorders have been classified in the DSM-IV as impulse control disorders, including: pathological gambling, kleptomania, intermittent explosive disorder, trichotillomania (compulsive hair-pulling), and pyromania. In addition, several other disorders have been proposed as belonging to this category, such as: compulsive Internet use, compulsive sexual behavior, pathologic skin picking, and compulsive buying. Impulse control disorders are extreme versions of behaviors that people have suffered from for centuries. In their pathological versions, these disorders are experienced by approximately 5-15% of the U.S. population. This means that between 14 and 42 million Americans have struggled with these behaviors. The impulse control disorders have generated a remarkable amount of data supporting the claims that these are truly common and disabling behaviors. Clinicians need to understand these behaviors and how to address them. Impulse Control Disorders is the first comprehensive book on this topic for clinicians, providing clear clinical guidance on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment in a variety of modes, and follow-up. Because many clinicians are unfamiliar with impulse control disorders, this book provides a detailed method for assessing and treating them. A screening instrument is provided, and the book provides evidence-based approaches to both pharmacological and psychosocial treatment interventions. Problems with keeping people in treatment and the role of the family are also examined. Many impulse control disorders raise legal issues that often make clinicians uncomfortable. Impulse Control Disorders examines some common legal problems associated with certain impulse control disorders. Designed as a wide-ranging and up-to-date guide for both new and experienced clinicians, Impulse Control Disorders provides a detailed understanding of impulse [Ed.]
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Several disorders have been classified in the DSM-IV as impulse control disorders, including: pathological gambling, kleptomania, intermittent explosive disorder, trichotillomania (compulsive hair-pulling), and pyromania. In addition, several other disorders have been proposed as belonging to this category, such as: compulsive Internet use, compulsive sexual behavior, pathologic skin picking, and compulsive buying. Impulse control disorders are extreme versions of behaviors that people have suffered from for centuries. In their pathological versions, these disorders are experienced by approximately 5-15% of the U.S. population. This means that between 14 and 42 million Americans have struggled with these behaviors. The impulse control disorders have generated a remarkable amount of data supporting the claims that these are truly common and disabling behaviors. Clinicians need to understand these behaviors and how to address them. Impulse Control Disorders is the first comprehensive book on this topic for clinicians, providing clear clinical guidance on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment in a variety of modes, and follow-up. Because many clinicians are unfamiliar with impulse control disorders, this book provides a detailed method for assessing and treating them. A screening instrument is provided, and the book provides evidence-based approaches to both pharmacological and psychosocial treatment interventions. Problems with keeping people in treatment and the role of the family are also examined. Many impulse control disorders raise legal issues that often make clinicians uncomfortable. Impulse Control Disorders examines some common legal problems associated with certain impulse control disorders. Designed as a wide-ranging and up-to-date guide for both new and experienced clinicians, Impulse Control Disorders provides a detailed understanding of impulse [Ed.]