Handbook of Outpatient Treatment of Adults

Nonpsychotic Mental Disorders

  • Michael E. Thase
  • Barry A. Edelstein
  • Michel Hersen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. General Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Juan E. Mezzich, Shawn C. Shea
      Pages 3-18
    3. Richard C. W. Hall, Thomas P. Beresford, Frederic C. Blow, Anne K. Hall
      Pages 19-40
    4. Alan J. Gelenberg
      Pages 41-50
    5. Paul Crits-Christoph, Lester Luborsky, Jacques Barber
      Pages 51-70
    6. Joseph R. Cautela, Albert J. Kearney
      Pages 71-88
  3. Specific Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Anne D. Simons, Michael E. Thase
      Pages 91-138
    3. Martin B. Keller, Frances M. Sessa, Lauren P. Jones
      Pages 139-160
    4. Minna R. Fyer
      Pages 161-175
    5. David V. Sheehan, B. Ashok Raj
      Pages 177-208
    6. P. R. McCarthy, E. B. Foa
      Pages 209-234
    7. Kathryn S. K. Hall, Sandra R. Leiblum
      Pages 235-269
    8. Gene G. Abel, Joanne-L. Rouleau
      Pages 271-290
    9. Charles V. Ford, Pamela E. Parker
      Pages 291-307
    10. Paul H. Soloff
      Pages 309-332
    11. Philip H. Bornstein, Carolyn Ford, Joseph E. Biron, Bonnie M. Brekke, David B. Stube
      Pages 333-352
    12. Benoit H. Mulsant, Joe E. Thornton
      Pages 353-388
    13. Jack R. Cornelius
      Pages 389-412

About this book


During the past several decades, the field of mental health care has expanded greatly. This expansion has been based on greater recognition of the prevalence and treatability of mental disorders, as well as the availability of a variety of forms of effective treatment. Indeed, throughout this period, our field has witnessed the introduction and the wide­ spread application of specific pharmacological treatments, as well as the development, refinement, and more broadly based availability of behavioral, psychodynamic, and marital and family interventions. The community mental health center system has come into being, and increasing numbers of mental health practitioners from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, social work, nursing, and related professional disciplines have entered clinical practice. In concert with these developments, powerful sociopolitical and socioeconomic forces-including the deinstitutionalization movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s and the cost-containment responses of the 1980s, necessitated by the spiraling cost of health care-have shaped the greatest area of growth in the direction of outpatient services. This is particularly true of the initial assessment and treatment of nonpsychotic mental disorders, which now can often be managed in ambulatory-care settings. Thus, we decided that a handbook focusing on the outpatient treatment of mental disorders would be both timely and useful. When we first began outlining the contents of this book, the third edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disor­ ders (DSM-III) was in its fourth year of use.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael E. Thase
    • 1
  • Barry A. Edelstein
    • 2
  • Michel Hersen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  2. 2.West Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA
  3. 3.Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-0894-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-0896-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0894-0
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