Coping with Schizophrenia

Author: Evelyn B. Kelly

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823928538

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 106

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Learn how to cope with schizophrenia, what the signs are, and where to get help.

Reconceiving Schizophrenia

Author: Man Cheung Chung

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019852613X

Category: Medical

Page: 341

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Schizophrenia arguably is the most troubling, puzzling, and complex mental illness. No single discipline is equipped to understand it. Though schizophrenia has been investigated predominately from psychological, psychiatric and neurobiological perspectives, few attempts have been made to apply the tool kit of philosophy to schizophrenia, the mix of global analysis, conceptual insight, and argumentative clarity that is indicative of a philosophical perspective. This book is a major effort at redressing that imbalance. Recent developments in the area of philosophy known as the philosophy of psychiatry have made it clear that it is time for philosophy to contribute to our understanding of schizophrenia. The range of contributions is many and varied. Some contributors are professional philosophers; some not. Some contributions focus on matters of method and history. Others argue for dramatic reforms in our understanding of schizophrenia or its symptoms. The authors in this book are committed to the idea that philosophy can indeed help to understand schizophrenia in a way which is different from but complements traditional medical-clinical approaches. The book should appeal to every reader who wants to better understand a major mental illness, including its distinctive character, conscious content, and sources of puzzlement. Readers will find the essays gathered here afford stimulating insights into the human mind and its conditions of vulnerability.

Schizophrenia

The Sacred Symbol of Psychiatry

Author: Thomas Szasz

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815602248

Category: Psychology

Page: 237

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Schizophrenia

Author: Daniel R. Weinberger,Paul Harrison

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444347748

Category: Medical

Page: 736

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Schizophrenia is one of the most complex and disabling diseases to affect mankind. Relatively little is known about its nature and its origins, and available treatments are inadequate for most patients. As a result, there are inevitable controversies about what causes it, how to diagnose it, and how best to treat it. However, in the past decade, there has been an explosion of new research, with dramatic discoveries involving genetic etiology and epidemiological risk factors. There has also been a catalog of new drugs coming to market, and controversy about the relative advantages and disadvantages of newer compared with older therapies. In addition, developing technologies in genomics, molecular biology and neuroimaging provide streams of new information. This book represents a definitive, essential, and up-to-date reference text on schizophrenia. It extensively and critically digests and clarifies recent advances and places them within a clinical context. The Editors (one American and one British), highly respected clinical psychiatrists and researchers and acknowledged experts on schizophrenia, have again assembled an outstanding group of contributors from the USA, UK, Europe and Australia, It will be of value to practising psychiatrists and to trainees, as well as to clinical and neuroscience researchers interested in keeping up with this field or coming into it. The book consists of four sections: descriptive aspects, biological aspects, physical treatments, and psychological and social aspects. It reviews the theoretical controversies over symptomatology, classification and aetiology (particularly pertinent as DSM-V is being developed), the relationship of schizophrenia to the other psychoses, the significance of positive and negative symptoms and pre-morbid personality. It describes a variety of approaches to integrating the vast research data about schizophrenia, including neurodevelopmental, genetic, pharmacological, brain imaging and psychological findings. The biological treatment section reviews the comparative efficacy of various drugs, the management of drug-resistant patients and both neurological and metabolic complications. The final section looks at psychological therapies, social outcomes, and the economics of schizophrenia. Highly Commended in the Psychiatry section of the 2012 BMA Book Awards.

Schizophrenia

The Facts

Author: Ming T. Tsuang,Stephen V. Faraone,Peter D. C. Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192627605

Category: Medical

Page: 182

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Aims to dispel myths and prejudice by presenting the facts in a readable and accurate way.

Schizophrenia

Author: Max J. Birchwood,Max Birchwood,Chris Jackson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780863775536

Category: Psychology

Page: 168

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Our understanding of schizophrenia has advanced considerably over the last 10 years, particularly with regard to neurobiological and psychological factors. This book brings together disparate literature into an accessible resource.

Diagnosis: Schizophrenia

A Comprehensive Resource for Consumers, Families, and Helping Professionals

Author: Rachel Miller,Susan Elizabeth Mason

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231150415

Category: Psychology

Page: 237

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In this book, thirty-five young, recently diagnosed patients speak about schizophrenia and the process of recovery, while two specialists illuminate the medical science, psychoeducation, and therapeutic needs of those coping with the illness, as well as access to medical benefits and community resources. A remarkably inclusive guide, the volume informs patients, families, friends, and professionals, detailing the possible causes of schizophrenia, medications and side effects, the functioning of the brain, and the value of rehabilitation and other services. In their dialogues, participants confront shame, stigma, substance use, and relapse issues and the necessity of healthy eating, safe sex practices, and coping skills during recovery. Clinicians elaborate on the symptoms of schizophrenia, such as violent and suicidal thoughts, delusions, hallucinations, memory and concentration problems, trouble getting motivated or organized, and anxiety and mood disorders. Adopting an uplifting tone of manageability, the participants, authors, and clinicians of this volume offer more than advice--they prescribe hope.

Living and Working with Schizophrenia

Author: J. Joel Jeffries

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802067814

Category: Medical

Page: 148

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Outlines the symptoms of schizophrenia and offers practical guidance for schizophrenics and their families and friends on the treatment of the disease

Living with schizophrenia

Author: Alexander Hyde

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 134

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A psychiatrist maintains that schizophrenia, like diabetes and other chronic diseases, can be controlled by a healthy lifestyle and outlines a daily routine for all stages of the disease from diagnosis to rehabilitation

Schizophrenia

Author: Heather Barnett Veague

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438118384

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 114

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Discusses the history, symptoms, types, development, causes, treatment, and impact on others of this disorder, lists famous people who were affected, and looks at present and future options for dealing with it.

Schizophrenia

A Scientific Delusion?

Author: Mary Boyle

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415227179

Category: Psychology

Page: 362

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Clinical Roots of the Schizophrenia Concept

Translations of Seminal European Contributions on Schizophrenia

Author: John Cutting

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521266352

Category: Medical

Page: 238

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An authoritative collection of translated writings by eminent European psychiatrists from Kraepelin to Janzarik on insanity & schizophrenia, selected for historical interest & contemporary relevance.

Schizophrenia

From Mind to Molecule

Author: Nancy C. Andreasen

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9780880489508

Category: Medical

Page: 278

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Researchers in schizophrenia are beginning to uncover the secrets that have long puzzled clinicians and scientists alike. Research continues and treatment progresses to improve and stabilize the lives of patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia: From Mind to Molecule presents a change in the scientific understanding and outlook regarding this devastating disorder. It provides a thorough look at schizophrenia that includes neurobehavioral studies, traditional and emerging technologies, psychosocial and medical treatments, and future research opportunities.

Schizophrenia

Author: Mario Maj,Norman Sartorius

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047085927X

Category: Medical

Page: 514

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This series acknowledges the substantial gap that still exists in psychiatry between research evidence and clinical practice: clinicians are sometimes incompletely aware of research findings, or regard them as biased, not convincing or not relevant to their practice. By using systematic reviews with accompanying commentaries this volume is able to assess the "evidence" and "experiences" to give a critical and objective account of the relevant issues, while focusing on key topics. This comprehensive book addresses schizophrenia through a systematic review of the available rearch evidence. This book "...was a pleasure to review. One can dip in and out of it at random to find an important aspect of schizophrenia summarised in a few paragraphs. The reviews are all well written, balanced and up-to-date. It is designed for an international readership, and come commentaries, such as those on continental concepts of schizophrenia, or experience of stigma in the less industrialised world, are rarely found together in one volume." —British Journal of Psychiatry, 2001

Schizophrenia

The Final Frontier - A Festschrift for Robin M. Murray

Author: Anthony S. David,Shitij Kapur,Peter McGuffin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1136670874

Category: Psychology

Page: 424

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Schizophrenia is a unique project reflecting the contribution that Robin M. Murray has made to the field of psychiatry over the past 35 years, with a particular focus on the advances that have been made to the understanding and treatment of schizophrenia. International contributors have been brought together to pay tribute to Robin Murray’s work and explore the latest findings in the area. Sections cover: neurodevelopment neuroscience and pharmacology neuroimaging genetics cognition social psychiatry treatment. This book will be essential reading for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, social and basic scientists whose work is related to major mental illness, as well as admirers of the work of Robin Murray.

Clinical Handbook of Schizophrenia

Author: Kim T. Mueser,Dilip V. Jeste

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606237667

Category: Psychology

Page: 650

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Reviewing the breadth of current knowledge on schizophrenia, this handbook provides clear, practical guidelines for effective assessment and treatment in diverse contexts. Leading authorities have contributed 61 concise chapters on all aspects of the disorder and its clinical management. In lieu of exhaustive literature reviews, each chapter summarizes the state of the science; highlights key points the busy practitioner needs to know; and lists recommended resources, including seminal research studies, invaluable clinical tools, and more. Comprehensive, authoritative, and timely, the volume will enable professionals in any setting to better understand and help their patients or clients with severe mental illness.

Schizophrenia

straight talk for family and friends

Author: Maryellen Walsh

Publisher: William Morrow & Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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A critical study of the myths and realities of schizophrenia discusses the symptoms of the disease and offers a practical guide for families and friends of schizophrenics on ways to cope with the problem

Schizophrenia

Author: Steven R. Hirsch,Daniel R. Weinberger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405140100

Category: Medical

Page: 768

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Schizophrenia is one of the most complex and puzzling diseases to affect mankind. It is the most common of the severe mental illnesses (psychoses) with an estimated prevalence of 0.5 - 1% in the general population and accounts for a very large portion of the day to day workload of the average psychiatrist. 50% of long-term psychiatric patients in mental hospitals are schizophrenic. There is a great deal of controversy about 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. For the average practising psychiatrist seeing schizophrenics on a regular basis, making sense of the vast body of information on the subject and filtering out what is of clinical relevance can be very difficult. There is a constant stream of new drugs emerging and the newer generation of drugs (the so-called atypicals) is very effective, but often expensive. The Editors (one American and one British) are both highly respected clinical psychiatrists who are probably the leading experts on schizophrenia from their respective countries and jointly have published almost 150 papers on the subject. They have brought together a strong group of contributors from the USA, UK and Europe to produce what will be an essential reference for the trainee and practising psychiatrist. The book consists of four sections; descriptive aspects, causative aspects, physical treatments and psychological/behavioural/social treatments. There will be discussion of the theoretical controversies over symptomatology, classification and aetiology, the relationship of schizophrenia to the other psychoses, the significance of positive and negative symptoms and pre-morbid personality. There will be chapters on organic models of schiziophrenia, neurodevelopmental, genetic and structural studies and the role of high-expressed emotion. The final section will cover social and environmental treatment, the role of the families of schizophrenics and the psychoanalytical therapies. There is a new chapter on the patient's perspective written by a former patient.

Schizophrenia

A Case Study of the Movie a Beautiful Mind - Second Edition

Author: Francine R. Goldberg

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1934107123

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 50

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This e-book is designed to be used as a companion to the Universal Studios film, A BEAUTIFUL MIND. It presents a unique and entertaining learning opportunity for both mental health professionals and those who are not trained in mental health. It brings the diagnosis of schizophrenia to life with its scene-by-scene information about the movie. For mental health professionals it serves as an entertaining up-to-date refresher course with a chance to earn continuing education credits. For non-mental health professionals it allows the movie to be an entertaining vehicle that educates readers to recognize and understand schizophrenia; know the potential risks to individuals, their families, friends, co-workers and fellow students, if the illness is untreated; and to know about options for a safe and productive life for individuals with the illness. The e-book discusses diagnostic symptoms; acute and long term pharmacological treatment; rehabilitation; and disability management for the social, vocational and educational impairments from the illness to individuals with schizophrenia.