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Book Review: Obsessive–Compulsive and Related Disorders in Adults—A Comprehensive Clinical Guide. By Lorrin M. Koran

Book Review: Obsessive–Compulsive and Related Disorders in Adults—A Comprehensive Clinical Guide.... 186 Book Reviews Obsessive–Compulsive and Related Disorders in and obsessive–compulsive personality disorder. The Adults—A Comprehensive Clinical Guide.By list could have been broader, but his list is sensible. Lorrin M. Koran. Cambridge University Press, With each disorder, Koran follows the same outline Cambridge, England and New York, New York, as that noted above for OCD. One of the more un- 1999; 370 pp., $59.95. usual chapters is that having to do with pathological jealousy, which many of us may not automatically I’ve just had the pleasure of reading Dr. Koran’s link with the obsessive–compulsive spectrum. He compendium on obsessive–compulsive and related points out that those with this condition are preoccu- disorders. The book is exceptionally well-written, de- pied with unfounded ideas about a partner’s infidel- tailed, and comprehensive. The author is a clinician, ity, and that the jealous thoughts are ‘‘persistent and and the book is filled with useful advice informed by intrusive’’ and ‘‘elicit intense feelings that motivate his own experience. Without appearing to advocate related behaviors’’ (p. 179). As with other disorders, the flawed obsessive–compulsive spectrum concept, useful treatment planning guidelines are provided. Koran argues that it is valuable ‘‘primarily as a stimu- There are two appendices. The http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annals of Clinical Psychiatry Springer Journals

Book Review: Obsessive–Compulsive and Related Disorders in Adults—A Comprehensive Clinical Guide. By Lorrin M. Koran

Annals of Clinical Psychiatry , Volume 12 (3) – Oct 8, 2004

Book Review: Obsessive–Compulsive and Related Disorders in Adults—A Comprehensive Clinical Guide. By Lorrin M. Koran

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186 Book Reviews Obsessive–Compulsive and Related Disorders in and obsessive–compulsive personality disorder. The Adults—A Comprehensive Clinical Guide.By list could have been broader, but his list is sensible. Lorrin M. Koran. Cambridge University Press, With each disorder, Koran follows the same outline Cambridge, England and New York, New York, as that noted above for OCD. One of the more un- 1999; 370 pp., $59.95. usual chapters is that having to do with pathological...
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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2000 by American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Neurology; Psychiatry; Psychopharmacology
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1040-1237
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1573-3238
DOI
10.1023/A:1009033522380
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186 Book Reviews Obsessive–Compulsive and Related Disorders in and obsessive–compulsive personality disorder. The Adults—A Comprehensive Clinical Guide.By list could have been broader, but his list is sensible. Lorrin M. Koran. Cambridge University Press, With each disorder, Koran follows the same outline Cambridge, England and New York, New York, as that noted above for OCD. One of the more un- 1999; 370 pp., $59.95. usual chapters is that having to do with pathological jealousy, which many of us may not automatically I’ve just had the pleasure of reading Dr. Koran’s link with the obsessive–compulsive spectrum. He compendium on obsessive–compulsive and related points out that those with this condition are preoccu- disorders. The book is exceptionally well-written, de- pied with unfounded ideas about a partner’s infidel- tailed, and comprehensive. The author is a clinician, ity, and that the jealous thoughts are ‘‘persistent and and the book is filled with useful advice informed by intrusive’’ and ‘‘elicit intense feelings that motivate his own experience. Without appearing to advocate related behaviors’’ (p. 179). As with other disorders, the flawed obsessive–compulsive spectrum concept, useful treatment planning guidelines are provided. Koran argues that it is valuable ‘‘primarily as a stimu- There are two appendices. The

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