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Clinical Manual for Treatment of Schizophrenia [NOOK Book]

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Schizophrenia is a much-mythologized, much-maligned disease that has been stigmatized in the media and sensationalized in film. This comprehensive volume, while never underestimating the incalculable damage schizophrenia can inflict, nevertheless maintains hope in the future of neuroscientific research and the progress that is being made in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. With chapters written by a distinguished assembly of international authorities in the field, Clinical Manual for the Treatment of ...

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Overview

Schizophrenia is a much-mythologized, much-maligned disease that has been stigmatized in the media and sensationalized in film. This comprehensive volume, while never underestimating the incalculable damage schizophrenia can inflict, nevertheless maintains hope in the future of neuroscientific research and the progress that is being made in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. With chapters written by a distinguished assembly of international authorities in the field, Clinical Manual for the Treatment of Schizophrenia provides a uniquely multicultural and supremely patient-centered perspective on schizophrenia's core symptoms, its psychosocial effects, and its psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic management.

This clinical manual is organized with the reader's understanding and convenience uppermost. The well-balanced chapter outlines, abundance of tables and case studies, and extensive references are designed to provide a cutting-edge education in the diagnosis and management of this devastating disease. Completely current, the volume is grounded in biological science and espouses a down-to-earth approach that both clinicians on the front lines and beginning medical students will appreciate.

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Reviewer: Aaron Plattner, MD (Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services)
Description: This is a comprehensive manual for the treatment of patients with the disease of schizophrenia.
Purpose: Using the most up-to-date research data from international experts in the field of schizophrenia, the editors strive to educate readers on the diagnosis and management of schizophrenia, which they successfully achieve. Because of the impact of schizophrenia on those with the condition and their families, those who treat individuals suffering from schizophrenia, and society as a whole, this book is needed.
Audience: The editors state that the book is "grounded in biological science and espouses a down-to-earth approach that both clinicians on the front lines and beginning medical students will appreciate." This is accomplished by combining the work of several authors who are very qualified in their particular area of schizophrenia. While anyone in the field of mental health could benefit from this book, clinicians providing direct care for those with schizophrenia will likely get the most benefit.
Features: After a general introduction, the book reviews different topics in schizophrenia, including basic biological sciences, prodromal phase and first episodes, various clinical aspects, cognitive effects, comorbidities, substance abuse, pharmacological and psychological treatments, treatment resistance, family issues, and remission. Chapters contain a general introduction, various helpful tables and charts, a conclusion, suggestions for future reading, and references. In addition to a subject index, the book contains a list of tables and figures.
Assessment: This well-written book covers very important topics that often are not adequately covered in other books, and I further appreciate how the editors strive to focus on international contributions to the field. Compared to a similar title, Essentials of Schizophrenia, Lieberman et al. (American Psychiatric Publishing, 2012), this book is more complete, informative, and educational for most clinicians, although Essentials may be more useful for medical students or residents early in their careers. Because each chapter in this book contributes to the complete picture, readers will most benefit from reading the whole book. However, each chapter can be read independently for those with a specific area of interest.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585629824
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/24/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 523
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

John Lauriello, M.D., is Professor and Chancellor's Chair of Excellence in Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, and Medical Director of the University of Missouri Psychiatric Center in Columbia, Missouri.

Stefano Pallanti, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florence in Florence, Italy; and Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction to schizophrenia. Basic science underlying schizophrenia. Prodrome and first-episode schizophrenia. Clinical assessment in schizophrenia. Cognition and schizophrenia. Comorbidity in schizophrenia. Substance use disorders and schizophrenia. Pharmacological treatment of schizophrenia. Treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Psychological interventions for schizophrenia. Family issues and treatment in schizophrenia. Remission in schizophrenia. Index.

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