ADDICTION AND MOOD DISORDERS
by Dennis C Daley with Antoine Douaihy
Published by Oxford University Press at £26.99 hardback, £11.99 paperback (www.oup.com/uk).
232 pages. ISBN 978-0-19531129-7
BASED ON 30 YEARS of clinical work, research and the personal experiences of sufferers, this book provides a comprehensive overview of addiction combined with depressive or bipolar illness.
Designed primarily to educate individuals with dual disorders and their families about mood and addictive use disorders, Daley and Douaihy integrate the literature on addiction, mood disorders and co-occurring disorders. Including information from treatment research and stories from individuals in recovery, they offer a message of hope, accompanied with practical suggestions on ways to manage these disorders.
The examples of growth and positive change illustrate and support the position that Daley advocates: of a recovery model in which the affected individual takes responsibility for getting the most out of mutual-aid fellowships and professional treatment.
This well-designed book will appeal to a readership beyond those who suffer from dual disorders and their families.
Counsellors, alcohol and drug workers, social and mental-health professionals as well as students in psychology and related subjects will find this a useful guide.
SIMON NICOLLE MSc MA MBACP (accred) is treatment director at Mount Carmel treatment centre in Streatham, London.