"Makes a major contribution by extending relapse prevention to a wide range of nonaddictive chronic clinical disorders."
-Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
"Dr. Wilson and his impressive team of coauthors systematically survey virtually every facet of RP, place thes e matters in perspective, point the way to future research endeavors, and outline the manner in which clinicians might avail themselves now of what is known. This book is timely, comprehensive, informative, and clearly written--in brief, an essential resource for all practitioners and researchers. In producing this unique volume, Dr. Wilson and his fellow contributors have performed a signal service to the professional community and thereby to the public at large. To the best of my knowledge, this is the only book of its kind in existence."
-Cyril M. Franks, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
There is now a sizable body of literature concerned with the prediction, prevention, and processes of relapse across a wide range of clinical problems. Drawing together this information for the first time, this book takes the clinician and researcher through several of these common adult disorders and illustrates the ways in which relapse may be prevented with each one. An ideal resource, the book comprehensively reviews the literature, details specific clinical techniques, and reports on the experimental evaluations of these strategies.
Chapter authors, representing an international array of noted experts, discuss relapse prevention strategies for alcohol problems, smoking, obesity, and anorexia nervosa and bulimia. Separate chapters also cover such clinical problems as depression, panic disorder and agoraphobia, obsessive compulsive disorders, sexual deviance, and schizophrenia. Finally, the use of relapse prevention techniques as applied to such complaints as chronic pain, marital problems, social competence, and stuttering is addressed.
Each chapter, focusing on a specific problem, examines its nature, applicable treatment approaches, and the available research evidence on the rate of relapse. Clinical techniques are described, the outcome literature reviewed, and clinical and research recommendation presented. Whenever possible, tables are used to summarize the results of principle studies.
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