Clinical Topics in Addiction

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Ed Day
RCPsych Publications, 2007 - Medical - 344 pages
Addiction to psychoactive substances can lead to a range of biological, psychological and social problems, and the clinical management of these issues can often be complex. This book brings together papers from the popular journal Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, which have been updated to give systematic, authoritative and well-referenced accounts of over twenty key clinical topics relating to substance misuse. It is written by practitioners with extensive experience of managing these difficulties, and provides a handy synthesis of clinical, research and policy issues. Taking a very practical focus, the contents will be of use to any practitioner who comes across a patient with an addiction, and in particular to trainees in addiction psychiatry. Topics covered include gambling, all major psychoactive substances, comorbidity with mental health problems, addiction in special populations, including young people, pregnant women and offenders, psychological and pharmacological treatments, and addiction policy.
 

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Contents

Boxes
1
Figures
2
Tables
3
The development of the drug treatment system in England
14
Stimulant use still going strong
29
a review
42
What the clinician needs to know about magic mushrooms
55
Management of alcohol detoxification
76
Pharmacotherapy in dual diagnosis
149
management within a psychosocial context
169
Treating depression complicated by substance misuse
184
An overview of psychological interventions for addictive
213
Motivational interviewing
229
Management of drug misuse in pregnancy
259
Intoxication and legal defences
275
the scope and limitations
288

Nicotine addiction and smoking cessation treatments
90
Use of investigations in the diagnosis and management
113
Laboratory investigations for assessment and management
130
Literary and biographical perspectives on substance use
303
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