Selecting Effective Treatments: A Comprehensive, Systematic Guide to Treating Mental Disorders, Revised Edition

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-07-01
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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This thoroughly revised and updated version of Linda Seligman's classic book, Selecting Effective Treatments, presents a comprehensive, systematic research-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of all the major mental disorders found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. This third edition includes the most current information and expands the understanding of pervasive developmental disorders, bipolar disorder, disorders of childhood, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, and eating disorders. In addition, the book expands on the sections that deal with the treatment of depression, borderline personality disorder, and more. This important resource also includes new information on assessment, the treatment of dual diagnosis, the spectrum concept of mental disorders, suicide risk factors, and new approaches to treatment.

Author Biography

LINDA SELIGMAN is professor of counseling and development in the Graduate School of Education, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, and directs the University's Community Agency Counseling Program. She is also director of the Center for Counseling and Consultation, a private practice in Fairfax, Virginia, and Bethesda, Maryland.

Table of Contents

1. Laying the Foundation for Effective Treatment Planning.
2. Dimensions and Effectiveness of Therapy.
3. How Therapist and Client Characteristics Affect Treatment.
4. Situationally Precipitated Disorders.
5. Mood Disorders.
6. Anxiety Disorders.
7. Disorders of Behavior and Impulse Control.
8. Disorders Combining Physical and Psychological Factors.
9. Personality Disorders.
10. Disorders Involving Loss of Contact with Reality.
11. The Future of Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.

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