There is now a body of evidence suggesting that the occurrence and course of schizophrenia is affected by a variety of environmental factors. Examining environmental forces operating at the individual, domestic and broad societal levels, Richard Warner proposes feasible interventions such as: education about obstetric risks; marketing effective psychosocial treatments; business enterprises set up to employ people with mental illness; and cognitive-behavioural therapy for psychosis. The book suggests practical ways to create a better world for those who suffer from this serious illness and for those who are close to them.
Richard Warner is the Medical Director of the Mental Health Center of Boulder Country, Colorado, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Professor of Anthropolgy at the University of Colorado. He is the author of Recovery from Schizophrenia (Routledge, 1994) and numerous other publications on the epidemiology and community treatment of schizophrenia.