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Churchill's In Clinical Practice Series: Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia is a debilitating and serious medical illness that has a profound effect on the patient's life, as well as the lives of their immediate family, friends and carers. This book, jointly written by two experienced researchers and clinicians, aims to bring together all the latest research and current best practice in one easy-reference handbook for the busy clinician. The concise narative with accompanying full-color illustrations help explain more difficult concepts. Case studies enable the reader to ...

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Overview

Schizophrenia is a debilitating and serious medical illness that has a profound effect on the patient's life, as well as the lives of their immediate family, friends and carers. This book, jointly written by two experienced researchers and clinicians, aims to bring together all the latest research and current best practice in one easy-reference handbook for the busy clinician. The concise narative with accompanying full-color illustrations help explain more difficult concepts. Case studies enable the reader to explore real-life patients and review their care plans with commentary from the authors. Finally, an excellent reference list allows the interested reader to gather further information on specific topics for themselves. The book is full of new information and clinical pearls, written in a condensed, pocket-book format.

• Unique design, comprising novel 3D effect artworks
• ‘Pull-out quotes' included in the margin to provide a novel means of highlighting key information
• Includes management algorithms to provide quick reference treatment pathways
• Includes Clinical Cases highlighting key issues in the main text
• Credible evidence-based sources - when possible, evidence base for practice by reference to primary research or international guidelines
• Bullet lists and short tables for clear presentation of key information
• Abbreviations lists
• Website addresses and other useful contact details

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Meet the Author

Peter B Jones MB, MSc, MA, PhD, FRCP, MRCPsych, FmedSci is Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. He read for his first degree in anatomy and neurobiology at King’s College, London, before qualifying in medicine from Westminster Medical School. Following 3 years of general medical posts, Professor Jones began psychiatry at the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals in London where, after completing a masters degree in clinical epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and his PhD in psychiatric epidemiology, he was appointed as Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in1993. In 1997 he took up the Chair of Psychiatry and Community Mental Health in Nottingham, moving to Cambridge in 2000. Professor Jones’ research concerns epidemiology of mental illness, particularly the psychoses, early life course influences on adult mental health and illness, and the interface between population-based and biological investigations and explanations, including genetics. Clinically, he directs a new service for people with first episode psychosis(CAMEO, www.cameo.nhs.uk) jointly with Professor Ed Bullmore, and is presently a non-executive Director of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

Peter F Buckley, MD, is Professor and Chairman in the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He immigrated to America in 1992 after completing his medical degree and post-doctoral training at the University College Dublin School of Medicine in Ireland. His thesis was on the subject of neuroimaging and neurodevelopment in schizophrenia. Before joining the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia, Dr Buckley was Professor of Psychiatry and Vice Chair in the Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio and served as Medical Director at Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare System (NBHS), the adult state psychiatric services for Cleveland and Toledo, Ohio. Dr Buckley conducts research on the neurobiology and treatment of schizophrenia. He is author of a textbook on psychiatry and has edited eight specialist books on schizophrenia, as well as publishing widely in major psychiatric journals with over 250 book chapters, articles and abstracts. Dr Buckley is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dual Diagnosis and is on the editorial board of five other journals. He is recipient of several awards for his work, including an Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Dr Buckley is also the recipient of the 2004 American Psychiatric Association Administrative Psychiatric Award.

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Table of Contents

Introduction and background
- What is schizophrenia?
- Presentation and natural history of schizophrenia
Epidemiology
- Who gets schizophrenia?
- How many people have schizophrenia?
Aetiology and diagnosis
- What causes schizophrenia?
- What are the genes doing?
- Genetic models
- The future for molecular genetic epidemiology
- Environmental risk factors
Prevention
Some history of the clinical concept and other thoughts about schizophrenia
- Dementia praecox
- Schizophrenia
- Problems with categorical definitions and operational criteria
Treatment
- “Typical” and “atypical” antipsychotics – what’s in a name?
- Typical antipsychotics
- Atypical antipsychotic medications
- Non-pharmacological management
Management
- Acute psychosis
- First-episode psychosis
- Maintenance therapy
- Treatment-refractory schizophrenia
- Co-morbidities
- Future developments
Case studies

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