Schizophrenia

The Sacred Symbol of Psychiatry

Author: Thomas Szasz

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815602248

Category: Psychology

Page: 237

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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.

Schizophrenia

A Scientific Delusion?

Author: Mary Boyle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317797841

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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

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

A Life-Course Developmental Perspective

Author: Elaine F. Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780127320809

Category: Psychology

Page: 337

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Schizophrenia

Author: David J. Castle,Peter F. Buckley

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191021911

Category: Medical

Page: 144

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Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library of pocketbooks, this user-friendly and practical guide will outline the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of patients with schizophrenia. Co-authored by two global experts on the management of patients with psychosis, this pocketbook will serve as a useful guide for psychiatrists, trainees, psychiatric specialist nurses, and interested general practitioners. Schizophrenia is one of the most disabling mental illnesses and is also highly prevalent, occurring in approximately 1% of the population and affecting both men and women equally. The disorder has a typical onset of between 15 and 35 years of age and is characterised by impairments in reality, most commonly hallucinations and delusions. It is a highly complex condition and is often confused with other mental disorders such as bipolar disorder. This new edition will cover new DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and to reflect new data and include new longitudinal studies on psychiatric and medical co-morbidity, Genetic and environmental factors, new drug therapies, adherence and the role of depots, new advances in psychosocial therapies (CBT,ACT, & cognitive remediation) and includes an updated and expanded appendix.

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

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

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

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.

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

Seven Approaches

Author: Arnold H. Buss,Edith H. Buss

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 020236870X

Category: Psychology

Page: 175

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Seven controversial approaches to schizophrenia, each assuming a distinctive model, biological, psychological, or social, are presented by their leading exponents. Arnold and Edith Buss deal with such fundamental issues as: What is the nature of schizophrenia? What general approach does each theory represent? What does each theory assume, what evidence does it require for proof, and what follows if the theory is correct? While the various approaches covered here have many differences and few similarities, they are not all mutually contradictory, and several may be combined into a larger synthesis. From a biological point of view, schizophrenia is a disease like any other, originating in heredity, tissue malformation, and physiological abnormality. The biological approach is represented here by a theory focusing on genetic and neurological aspects. The psychological approach treats schizophrenia as a failure of adjustment. Within this framework there is considerable disagreement. One theory emphasizes the cognitive problems of perceiving, thinking, and problem-solving; another centers on motivational disturbance, with its attendant problems of anxiety and withdrawal; and two theories focus on regressive behavior. Schizophrenia provides a stimulating basis for discussion by presenting the etiology of schizophrenia in terms of the most significant contemporary approaches. The juxtaposition of these viewpoints enables the professor to maximize students' interest as well as their insight into the complexity of contradictory evidence and opinions. Arnold H. Buss is professor of psychology at the University of Texas. He has taught at the Universities of Iowa and Pittsburgh and Rutgers University. His research publications include studies of anxiety, aggression, pain tolerance, stimulus generalization, and concept formation. He is author of ten books including The Psychology of Aggression, Psychopathology, and Personality: Evolutionary Heritage and Human Distinctiveness. Edith H. Buss was a research associate at the University of Texas and served in the same capacity at Carter Hospital, the University of Pittsburgh, and Rutgers University. She holds a master's degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh. She has conducted research with both normal and schizophrenic subjects.

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.

Schizophrenia

From Neuroimaging to Neuroscience

Author: Stephen M. Lawrie,Daniel Roy Weinberger,Eve C. Johnstone

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198525967

Category: Medical

Page: 405

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Neuroimaging techniques have made a huge contribution to our understanding of schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric disorders. Until now however, texts on both schizophrenia and neuroimaging have paid little attention to the overlap between these areas. This new volume is the first dedicated to unraveling how these techniques can help us better understand this complex disorder. Each chapter focuses on a particular research method, describing the nature of the findings, the main technological problems, and future possibilities. Though including sufficient methodological detail to be of value to imaging researchers, the emphasis throughout is on providing information of value to clinicians. Written and edited by leaders in schizophrenia research, this book details what structural and functional brain imaging studies have already established about schizophrenia and what developments are likely in the foreseeable future. It will be of great value to psychiatrists, neuropsychiatrists, and cognitive neuroscientists.

Schizophrenia in a Molecular Age

Author: Carol A. Tamminga

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9780880489614

Category: Medical

Page: 181

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The book reviews neuroscience mechanisms and analyzes genetic determinants. It covers information on diagnosis, cognitive characteristics, functional imaging, animal modeling, and antipsychotic treatment. This book discusses evolving techniques of functional brain imaging and what they can tell us about normal brain function and its pathology.

Social Skills Training for Schizophrenia

A Step-by-step Guide

Author: Alan S. Bellack

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572308466

Category: Psychology

Page: 337

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This popular manual presents an empirically tested format and ready-made curricula for skills training groups in a range of settings. Part I takes therapists and counselors step by step through assessing clients' existing skills, teaching new skills, and managing common treatment challenges. Part II comprises over 60 ready-to-photocopy skill sheets. Each sheet--essentially a complete lesson plan--explains the rationale for the skill at hand, breaks it down into smaller steps, suggests role-play scenarios, and highlights special considerations. Of special value for practitioners, the 8 1/2" x 11" format makes it easy to reproduce and use the practical materials in the book.

Social Cognition in Schizophrenia

From Evidence to Treatment

Author: David L. Roberts,David L. Penn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199777586

Category: Medical

Page: 436

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Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: From Evidence to Treatment provides a firm grounding in the theory and research of normal social cognition, builds on this base to describe how social cognition appears to be dysfunctional in schizophrenia, and explains how this dysfunction might be ameliorated.

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: Shirley Brinkerhoff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1422289966

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Schizophrenia, the most severe of the mental disorders, usually begins in late adolescence or young adulthood. A patient's first symptoms may be hallucinations, such as hearing voices that sound as real as those of friends and family. Or they may be delusions, such as believing that aliens are sending information to him via the radio or through television programs. While the mysterious disease can have devastating effects on the one percent of the population who experience it, new antipsychotic drugs now offer more hope for effective treatment than at any other time in history. Schizophrenia explains how the human brain operates, and how antipsychotic drugs work inside the brain in order to help relieve the symptoms of this mental disorder. In this book, you will read about: •The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who battled schizophrenia for several decades. •The university student who dedicated his life to researching schizophrenia after his own sister was diagnosed with the disease at the age of seventeen. •The four sisters—identical quadruplets—who each had schizophrenia, and who allowed the National Institute of Mental Health to study their disease over the course of many decades. •The famous guitarist in a British rock band whose drug use propelled him into schizophrenia. Let their stories teach you about the struggles, challenges, and hopes of people with this disease.

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.