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In recent years, mental health professionals have become increasingly aware of the comorbid occurrence of substance-related and psychiatric disorders, making addiction psychiatry a timely topic. New Treatments for Chemical Addictions discusses the important issues of addiction that practicing psychiatrists must struggle with. The bookAs distinguished contributors provide an overview of current and soon-to-be available treatments for addiction. Clinicians will learn how to recognize substance abuse in their psychiatric patients and how to treat the dual-diagnosed patient. This book covers: -Recent research findings on nicotine dependence and describes optimal treatment regimens -Information on the treatment of women with substance abuse, their specialized treatment needs, and the biological differences between men and women in response to drugs and alcohol -The many pharmacotherapy options for treating opioid-dependent patients and research examining this serious addiction -Optimal treatment settings and pharmacotherapy regimens for treating patients with substance abuse and HIV -The latest advances, effective treatments, and important considerations in providing optimal care for dual-diagnosis patients. It is comprehensive guide for the clinician in the day-to-day treatment of patients suffering from addiction and psychological disorders.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780880488389
ISBN-10: 0880488387
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: American Psychiatric Press Inc.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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