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The Addiction Casebook
Levounis, Petros, M.D., M.A., and Abigail J. Herron, D.O. (Eds)
American Psychiatric Association Publishing / Softcover / 2014-03-01 / 1585624586
Psychiatry / Addiction
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218 pages
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The Addiction Casebook presents 12 patients with DSM-5 addiction diagnoses—plus one experiencing problematic Internet use—and illustrates practical and successful strategies for diagnosing and treating these patients. The book’s cases are analogous to those that clinicians commonly encounter in their everyday practice and effectively demonstrate the intersection of addiction with other psychiatric diagnoses. The experience and clinical wisdom of three generations of addiction specialists are distilled into a single volume that includes the most salient ideas and treatment suggestions for clinicians.

This informative, practical volume strikes a colloquial, and sometimes humorous, tone. General psychiatrists and psychiatric residents seeking to gain expertise in and an understanding of addiction will find it a delight to read, as will a diverse audience of family practitioners, internists, pediatricians, medical students, allied professionals, and anyone interested in sharpening her or his clinical skills.

The book is the first to cover the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of substance use disorders and other addictions within the DSM-5™ framework. Its many valuable and helpful features include

An outline of the progression in thinking about psychiatric diagnoses with the move from DSM-IV-TR® to DSM-5™.
Descriptions of hands-on experience with the current diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders and other addictions that complement substance abuse textbooks and bring the material to life.
Coverage of such subject areas as alcohol, caffeine, cannabis, hallucinogen, inhalant, opioid, sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic, stimulant, tobacco, gambling, and Internet addictions.
Key points and multiple-answer questions at the end of each chapter that highlight the chapter’s most pertinent takeaways and apply and strengthen readers’ knowledge of chapter information.
Extensive use of tables, figures, charts, and other instructive materials to illuminate and clarify addiction concepts.

In their preface, the authors assert their hope that the book “will provide the fundamental tools for working with the substance-using patient in the hospital, the clinic, and the community.” The Addiction Casebook exceeds its goal by providing mental health and other medical practitioners with timely, current strategies for addiction diagnosis and treatment in a succinct, engaging, and entertaining volume.


"This book is an upbeat, informative, and enjoyable read. The authors have covered the landscape of addictions with catchy titles and rich content that brings the epidemiology, science, diagnosis, social context, and treatment of addiction into clear focus. The cases illustrate the realities and complexities of addictions and foster understanding of culturally responsive, nonjudgmental approaches to care."—Annelle B. Primm, M.D., MPH, Deputy Medical Director, Director, Office of Minority and National Affairs, American Psychiatric Association

"This little volume manages to pack much more than I expected from a casebook: it’s full of current, DSM-5-based diagnostic tools, ‘to the point’ treatment recommendations, and lots and lots of practical tips for our busy clinics here in Rio. Does it deliver on its promise of guiding both general clinicians and addiction specialists? It certainly does."—Analice Gigliotti, M.D., Past President, Brazilian Association on Studies of Alcohol and Other Drugs; Chief of the Chemical Dependence Unit, Santa Casa General Hospital of Rio de Janeiro

"The Addiction Casebook is a well written, easy to read primer on addictive disorders. Covering topics ranging from alcohol and comorbid psychiatric disorders, to cannabis, caffeine, hallucinogens as well as non-substance addictions, the Casebook uses compelling clinical material to make important clinical and practical points about the treatment of patients with addictive disorders. This Casebook is a valuable addition for a specialist in addiction, for the general practitioner who wishes to learn more about treating addition or as an educational tool for residents and fellows learning about addictive disorders, their neurobiology, epidemiology and appropriate treatments. An interesting and fun read!!"—Ismene L. Petrakis, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine; Chief of Psychiatry, VA Connecticut Healthcare System


Introduction. Moving from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5. Substance-related disorders. Alcohol. Caffeine. Cannabis. Hallucinogens. Inhalants. Opioids. Sedatives, hypnotics, or anxiolytics. Stimulants. Tobacco. Other (or unknown) substances. Non-substance-related disorders. Gambling. Conditions for further study. Internet.

About the Editors:

Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A., is the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey.

Abigail J. Herron, D.O., is the Director of the Fellowship in Addiction Medicine and Acting Medical Director of the Addiction Institute of New York at St. Luke’s, Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, New York.

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