Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

by Christopher Frith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0192802216

ISBN-13: 9780192802217

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The schizophrenic patient presented to the public in sensational press reports and lurid films bears little resemblance to reality of the illness. This book describes what schizophrenia is really like, how the illness progresses, and the treatments that have been applied. It also summarizes the most up-to-date knowledge available about the biological bases of this

Overview

The schizophrenic patient presented to the public in sensational press reports and lurid films bears little resemblance to reality of the illness. This book describes what schizophrenia is really like, how the illness progresses, and the treatments that have been applied. It also summarizes the most up-to-date knowledge available about the biological bases of this disorder. Finally it attempts to give some idea of what it is like to have schizophrenia and what this disorder tells us about the relationship between mind and brain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192802217
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
759,144
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 4.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1310L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsix
1The experience of schizophrenia1
2The concept of schizophrenia24
3Intellectual functioning in schizophrenia47
4Schizophrenia and drugs72
5Biological factors92
6Environmental factors108
7Understanding the symptoms of schizophrenia123
8The importance of schizophrenia145
References171
Further reading185
Index189

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