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There is a great deal of controversy surrounding the causes, diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia with the consequence that a huge amount of research is carried out in the field by psychiatrists, psychologists, neuroscientists and pharmacologists. Schizophrenia is an essential reference for psychiatrists in training and practice. The second edition of this highly successful book provides a factual account of current knowledge, evidence for its diagnostic validity and treatment and a summary of the disease's pathophysiology. Reference to the latest brain imaging techniques and conceptualisation drawn from cognitive neuroscience will be provided where these are relevant, as will the description of newer anti-psychotic agents. Several new chapters have been included in this edition including one of the patient's perspective written by a former patient.

Table of Contents

ContributorsForewordPreface to the Second Edition Preface to the First EditionPart 1: Descriptive AspectsChapter 1: Concepts of Schizophrenia Chapter 2: Descriptive PsychopathologyChapter 3: Syndromes of Schizophrenia Chapter 4: Schizophrenia in ChildhoodChapter 5: Atypical Psychotic Disorders Chapter 6: Late Life SchizophreniaChapter 7: The Schizophrenia Spectrum Personality Disorders Chapter 8: Course and Outcome of SchizophreniaChapter 9: Depression in SchizophreniaChapter 10: Neurocognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia Part 2: Biological AspectsChapter 11: The Secondary SchizophreniasChapter 12: The Epidemiological Horizon Chapter 13: Factors Increasing the Risk for Schizophrenia Chapter 14: Genetics of SchizophreniaChapter 15: Biology of Genetic SusceptibilityChapter 16: ElectrophysiologyChapter 17: Neuropathology of SchizophreniaChapter 18: Schizophrenia as a Neurodevelopmental Disorder Chapter 19: The Neurochemistry of Schizophrenia Chapter 20: The Dopamine Theory RevisitedChapter 21: Animal Neuropharmacology and its Predicition of Clinical ResponseChapter 22: Brain Imaging Part 3: Physical TreatmentsChapter 23: The Clinical Treatment of Schizophrenia with Antipsychotic edicationChapter 24: The Acute Treatment of Schizophrenia with Antipscyhotic MedicationChapter 25: Maintenance, Medication and Relapse PreventionChapter 26: Treatment resistent SchizophreniaChapter 27: Electroconvulsive Therapy in Schizophrenia Chapter 28: Neuroleptic-induced Acute Extrapyramidal Syndromes and Tardive Dyskinesia Chapter29: Non-neurological Side Effects of Antipsychotic AgentsPart 4: Social, Environmental and Psychosocial AspectsChapter 30: Violence and SchizophreniaChapter 31: Schizophrenia and Psychosocial Stresses Chapter 32: Psychiatric Rehabilitation and the Application of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies Chapter 33: Psychological Treatments and Therapies for SchizophreniaChapter 34: Community CareChapter 35: Patient's Perspective of SchizophreniaChapter 36: Economics of Schizophrenia and its Treatment Index
Release date NZ
January 3rd, 2003
Edited by Daniel Weinberger (National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA) Edited by Steven R. Hirsch
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
2nd edition
Blackwell Science Ltd
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