Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Subtypes and Spectrum Conditions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080447018, 9780080550497

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Subtypes and Spectrum Conditions

1st Edition

Editors: Jonathan Abramowitz Dean McKay Steven Taylor
eBook ISBN: 9780080550497
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080447018
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 10th July 2007
Page Count: 336
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Researchers and clinicians working with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD) and related disorders who need the most current information available will find this volume of great use. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Subtypes and Spectrum Conditions covers contemporary theory, research, and treatment of the various subtypes of OCD and problems often referred to as OCD spectrum disorders.

As the mental health field considers the next iteration of the DSM, an entire research agenda is being planned to elucidate issues such as how best to understand and classify OCD. The questions of subtypes and spectrum disorders are at the heart of this issue and will guide how OCD is conceptualized in DSM-V. This volume, dedicated to such diagnostic, theoretical, and treatment issues, helps informs the field of the most up-to-date knowledge and what remains to be resolved.

Key Features

  • Deconstructs OCD into its subtypes
  • Reviews current research and treatment for these problems
  • Considers how OCD will be conceptualized in DSM-V
  • Represents an international scope with contributions from field experts in psychology, psychiatry, and social work
  • Includes critical discussion of the OCD subtype and OCD spectrum concepts


Academics, researchers and practitioners in psychology and specializing in behavioral disorders

Table of Contents

Part I. OCD Subtypes

Chapter 1. To Subtype or Not to Subtype Chapter 2. Contamination and Decontamination Chapter 3. Harming Obsessions and Compulsive Checking Chapter 4. Symmetry, Incompleteness, and Ordering Chapter 5. Severe Obsessions and Covert Rituals Chapter 6. Hoarding Chapter 7. Tic-Related Versus Non-Tic-Related OCD Chapter 8. Reactive and Autogenous Obsessions Chapter 9. Discussion

Part II. OCD Spectrum Conditions

Chapter 10. Empirical Basis of the OCD Spectrum Chapter 11. The Case Against the OCD Spectrum Chapter 12. Trichotillomania Chapter 13. Pathological Gambling Chapter 14. Body Dysmorphic Disorder Chapter 15. Hypochondriasis Chapter 16. Tourette's Syndrome Chapter 17. Nonparaphilic Sexual Disorders Chapter 18. Eating Disorders Chapter 19. Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder



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About the Editor

Jonathan Abramowitz

Dr. Abramowitz is Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an internationally recognized expert on the treatment of OCD and has published over 100 journal articles, books chapters, or books on this and related topics. He has received awards from the Mayo Clinic, American Psychological Association (Division 12) and the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation. Dr. Abramowitz serves as Associate Editor of Behavior Research and Therapy and on the editorial boards of several professional journals. He was a members of the DSM-IV-TR Anxiety Disorders Work Group.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Dean McKay

Dr. Dean McKay is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Fordham University. He has published over 175 journal articles and book chapters, and edited or co-edited 16 books dealing with assessment and treatment of complex cases in children and adults, OCD, disgust in psychopathology, and research methodology. His research has also focused on mechanisms of information processing bias for anxiety states.

Affiliations and Expertise

Fordham University, Bronx, NY, USA

Steven Taylor

Dr. Steven Taylor is a Professor and Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. For 10 years he was Associate Editor of Behavior Research and Therapy, and now is Associate Editor of the Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy. He has published over 100 journal articles, over 35 book chapters, and 8 books on anxiety disorders and related topics. His most recent books are on the nature and treatment of hypochondriasis, which is commonly considered to be an OC spectrum disorder. He served as a consultant on the text revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), and is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada. He has received early career awards from the Canadian Psychological Association, the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. He is also a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Association of Cognitive Therapy. His clinical and research interests include cognitive-behavioral treatments and mechanisms of anxiety disordres and related conditions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CANADA

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