Handbook of Social Functioning in Schizophrenia / Edition 1

Handbook of Social Functioning in Schizophrenia / Edition 1

by Kim T. Mueser
     
 

It is now widely recognized that impairment in social functioning is one of the most enduring features of schizophrenia. While some medications are effective in reducing psychotic symptoms, they tend to have little or no effect on the social functioning of these patients. To address the social needs of patients with schizophrenia, increased attention has been paid

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Overview

It is now widely recognized that impairment in social functioning is one of the most enduring features of schizophrenia. While some medications are effective in reducing psychotic symptoms, they tend to have little or no effect on the social functioning of these patients. To address the social needs of patients with schizophrenia, increased attention has been paid to developing interventions designed to improve their social functioning. However, little is understood about the nature of these patients' social deficits, their origins, course, and response to treatment. With increased efforts aimed at improving social functioning in schizophrenia, there is a need for resources that summarize and synthesize recent findings related to this topic.

This is the most authoritative, up-to-date, comprehensive book available that examines social functioning in this disorder from a wide variety of perspectives. This handbook is an important reference work that provides integrated summaries on topics of importance to clinicians and researchers, including: assessment, phenomenology, rehabilitation, quality of life, and more.

Clinicians and researchers working with schizophrenic patients. It is also a useful addition to libraries. A Longwood Professional Book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205164448
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
03/03/1998
Pages:
455
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Editors and Contributors
1Social Functioning in the Community1
2Social Functioning in Residential and Institutional Settings20
3Social Adjustment of Patients Living at Home39
4Quality of Life52
5Psychopathology and Social Functioning in Schizophrenia66
6Social Skills and Social Functioning79
7Phenomenological Perspectives on the Social Functioning of People with Schizophrenia97
8Developmental Origins of Interpersonal Deficits in Schizophrenia121
9Long-Term Outcome of Social Functioning134
10Gender Differences in Social Functioning149
11Affect and Social Functioning in Schizophrenia181
12Affect Perception and Social Knowledge in Schizophrenia197
13Cognitive Factors and Social Adjustment in Schizophrenia213
14Sexuality and Family Planning224
15Social Networks and Schizophrenia238
16Stigma247
17Substance Use Disorders and Social Functioning in Schizophrenia280
18Economics of Social Dysfunction290
19Social Skills Training307
20Social Functioning and Family Interventions327
21Cognitive Remediation in Schizophrenia342
22Models of Case Management and Their Impact on Social Outcomes of Severe Mental Illness355
23The Role of Social Functioning in Vocational Rehabilitation372
24Pharmacological Treatments in Schizophrenia391
25Social Functioning and Challenging Behavior407
Author Index425
Subject Index445

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