Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders (OCRDs) are both
prevalent and a source of significant impairment for patients who
suffer from them, yet they remain underrecognized and
underdiagnosed. Handbook on Obsessive-Compulsive and Related
Disorders provides comprehensive and cutting-edge coverage of OCRDs
for clinicians and trainees in the context of the new
classification framework established by the DSM-5. Chapters cover
OCD, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), hoarding disorder,
trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder), excoriation (skin
picking) disorder, and illness anxiety disorder, among other
related conditions, ensuring that readers are current on both the
research on and the standard of care for these illnesses. In
addition, each chapter employs a logical and consistent structure,
addressing diagnostic criteria and symptomatology, epidemiology,
etiology and pathophysiology, comorbidities, course and prognosis,
assessment and differential diagnosis, psychosocial impairment and
suicidality, and other topics such as cultural and gender-related
issues. Treatment approaches and considerations are explored
in-depth. The Handbook's useful features are many: The first book
focused on the OCRDs to be published since the development of
DSM-5, it reflects a deep understanding of the disorders and the
DSM-5 development process. Readers can depend on the utmost
compatibility with DSM-5 because the book was edited by the chair
of the DSM-5 work group, and the chair of the sub-work group, that
oversaw the development of the OCRD category. The editors have
provided a helpful introductory chapter that thoroughly addresses
the changes from DSM-IV. The book includes a chapter on disorders
that were seriously considered for, though ultimately not included
in, the DSM-5 OCRD chapter and for which research offers some
support for a close relationship to OCD. These include tic
disorders, illness anxiety disorder (hypochondriasis), and
obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. Case studies are
provided in each chapter, as well as key clinical points, both of
which help the reader understand, contextualize, and make use of
the book's content. Recommended readings at the end of each chapter
offer the opportunity to deepen understanding. The costs to society
of undiagnosed and/or untreated OCRD are high in both human and
financial terms, and clinicians need to master all available tools
to help patients and families understand and cope with these
disorders. Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
deserves a prominent position -- both in the literature and on the
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