Encyclopedia of addictions / Kathryn H. Hollen.Material type: TextSeries: Gale virtual reference libraryPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (2 v. (xxi, 569 p.)) : illISBN: 9780313347382 (electronic book)Subject(s): Substance abuse -- Encyclopedias | Compulsive behavior -- EncyclopediasAdditional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 616.86003 LOC classification: RC563.4 | .H65 2009Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Description based on print version record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
v. 1. A-N -- v. 2. O-Z.
Contains frank and factual information about symptoms, causes, effects, prevention, and treatment of substance abuse (alcohol, nicotine, and drugs) and of behavioral addictions such as eating disorders, pathological gambling, and compulsive sexual activity.
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Library Journal ReviewThe 200 entries in this set by science writer Hollen (The Reproductive System) "discuss symptoms, causes, prevalence, prevention, and treatment as well as associated terms such as compulsion, tolerance, denial, and withdrawal," and 200 more terms appear as cross-references. In addition to articles describing particular drugs, dependencies, and disorders, figures such as Bill W., Carrie Nation, and Betty Ford are also profiled. Entries and cross-references are listed in alphabetical order, with in-text cross-references to other entries in bold for ease of use. The text is free of jargon and accessible to general adult readers. The main drawback is the set's price, which is prohibitively high for the amount of content offered. Bottom Line Facts On File's slightly older The Encyclopedia of Addictions and Addictive Behavior (2005) contains virtually the same information at less than half the price and is better organized; statistics, organizations, and relevant terminology are included with the entry, thus eliminating the need to flip to an appendix. While this work can be recommended for public and academic libraries, purchasers may find the Facts On File work a more affordable choice. [Available electronically via Greenwood Digital Collection.]-Amanda K. Sprochim, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
CHOICE ReviewThis succinct yet comprehensive two-volume set--the product of a single author--is based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR, 4th ed., 2000) criteria. Science writer Hollen offers entries that cover a myriad of addictions, including substance abuse (alcohol, nicotine, and drugs) and behavioral addictions (eating disorders, hypersexuality, kleptomania, gambling, shopping, and others). The concise entries encompass history, etiology, pharmacology, therapy, and some global coverage for specific substances (e.g., beedis from India, khat from the Middle East), although some topical explorations (e.g., addiction) are more detailed than others. Enhancements include social, legal, and celebrity biographies, and association information (e.g., AA). Graphics, illustrations, bibliographies after each entry, statistical information, a "Guide to Related Topics," cross-references, and fact boxes augment the text's value, as do self-assessment questionnaires for some entries (e.g., compulsive computer use, CAGE, AUDIT, etc.). The Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior (3rd ed., CH, Jun'09, 46-5377) is a pricey alternative. This new encyclopedia's simple language will engage laypeople, whereas the factual and statistical information should appeal to serious researchers, making this encyclopedia a valuable resource all around. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. M. Chakraborty Salisbury University
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Kathryn H. Hollen is a science writer who has worked extensively with the National Institutes of Health, especially the National Cancer Institute, as well as many other organizations devoted to the life sciences. She is the author of The Reproductive System , a volume of the Human Body Systems series published by Greenwood Press in 2004, and has written numerous articles reporting on oncology-related events in the Washington area.