In the last decade, much needed attention and research has been focused on the group of psychiatric conditions termed 'impulse control disorders' or ICDs. Pathological gambling, compulsive shopping, kleptomania, hypersexuality, Internet 'addiction', among other disorders, are characterized by a recurrent urge to perform a repetitive behavior that is gratifying in the moment but causes significant long-term distress and disability. Despite the high rate of co-morbidity with obsessive compulsive disorder, ICDs are now clearly distinguished from these disorders with a unique clinical approach for diagnosis and treatment. A wide array of psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic options is now available for treating these disorders. Drs Elias Aboujaoude and Lorrin M. Koran have collated the world's foremost experts in ICD research and treatment to create a comprehensive book on the frequency, evolution, treatment, and related public policy, public health, forensic, and medical issues of these disorders. This is the first book to bring together medical and social knowledge bases related to impulse control disorders.
Elias Aboujaoude, MD, is Director of the Impulse Disorders Clinic at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California. Lorrin M. Koran, MD, is Professor Emeritus in Psychiatry and Director of the Obsessive Compulsive Clinic at Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California.
Part I. Acquisitive Impulses: 1. Compulsive buying: clinical aspects Donald W. Black; 2. Compulsive buying: cultural contributors and consequences April Lane Benson, Helga Dittmar, and Reeta Wolfsohn; 3. Kleptomania: clinical aspects Lorrin M. Koran, Dana Bodnik, and Pinhas N. Dannon; 4. Kleptomania and the law Brad Novak; 5. Pathological gambling: clinical aspects Jon E. Grant and Brian L. Odlaug; 6. Pathological gambling: promoting risk, possessing ruin Laura M. Letson; 7. Cash and casinos: an Indian perspective Eileen M. Luna; Part II. Pellicular Impulses: 8. Trichotillomania: clinical aspects Michael R. Walther, Benjamin T. P. Tucker, and Douglas W. Woods; 9. Trichotillomania: the view from dermatology Drew Miller and Amy McMichael; 10. How to create a national advocacy organization Christina S. Pearson; 11. Skin picking: clinical aspects Celal Calikusu and Ozlem Tecer; 12. Skin picking: the view from dermatology Rungsima Wanitphakdeedecha and Tina S. Alster; 13. Nail biting: clinical aspects Timothy Ivor Williams; 14. Nail biting and other oral habits: a dental perspective Sven E. Widmalm and Duane C. McKay; Part III. Information-Seeking Impulses: 15. Problematic Internet use: clinical aspects Timothy Liu and Marc N. Potenza; 16. Virtual violence: the games people play Vladan Starcevic and Guy Porter; 17. Counseling in cyberspace: your e-therapist is on call John H. Greist; Part IV. Sexual and Aggressive Impulses: 18. Hypersexuality: clinical aspects Peer Briken, Andreas Hill, and Wolfgang Berner; 19. The sex industry: public vice, hidden victims William M. Spice; 20. Intermittent explosive disorder: clinical aspects Emil F. Coccaro and Michael S. McCloskey; 21. Violence against women: preventing a social scourge Joan C. Chrisler and Sheila Ferguson; 22. Intimate partner violence: aggression at close quarters Christy M. McKinney and Raul Caetano; 23. Pyromania: clinical aspects Candice Germain and Michel Lejoyeux; 24. Arson: choking off the flames Paul Schwartzman.
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