Schizophrenia: Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment

Schizophrenia: Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment

by Colin Ross
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789022702

ISBN-13: 9780789022707

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Learn about a pioneering alternative to antipsychotic medication for schizophrenia! In Schizophrenia: Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment, Dr. Colin A. Ross founder of the Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma presents a new theory of the existence of a dissociative subtype of schizophrenia. Dr. Ross determines that some patients diagnosed with

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Learn about a pioneering alternative to antipsychotic medication for schizophrenia! In Schizophrenia: Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment, Dr. Colin A. Ross founder of the Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma presents a new theory of the existence of a dissociative subtype of schizophrenia. Dr. Ross determines that some patients diagnosed with schizophrenia have symptoms closely related to dissociative identity disorder or multiple personality disorder and have a history of psychological trauma. In these cases, this unprecedented book proposes that the disorder is treatable perhaps even curable using psychotherapy rather than drugs. Schizophrenia will revolutionize the profession of psychology with data, arguments, and a review of previously published literature to support Dr. Ross's theory. Traditionally, schizophrenia is considered manageable only by a lifetime of psychotropic drugs expensive, harmful, and often ineffectual. This book offers an alternative free of damaging chemicals to improve quality of life for patients with schizophrenia whose symptoms may be trauma-based. Schizophrenia offers specific, detailed ideas and research on: genetic studies showing that while there is a genetic connection, it is not prevalent enough for biology to be the only predisposing factor in all cases of schizophrenia a comparison of the definitions of psychosis, schizophrenia, and dissociation from the DSM-IV-TR and other texts to determine relationships between the three disorders proposed diagnostic criteria for dissociative schizophrenia dissociative amnesia, depersonalization, the presence of two or more distinct personalities/identities, auditory hallucinations, extensive comorbidity, and severe childhood trauma the principles of psychotherapy for dissociative schizophrenia when to start therapy, trauma therapy, how to establish communication with the patient, and therapeutic neutrality and more! With an extensive bi

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789022707
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
A Statement of the Problem

PART I: A DISSOCIATIVE SUBTYPE OF SCHIZOPHRENIA

Chapter 1. Assumptions and Logic Underlying the Dissociative Subtype of
Schizophrenia
A Model of Gene-Environment Interaction
Implications of Monozygotic Twin Data
The Triangle of Recovery

Chapter 2. Characteristics of the Dissociative Subtype of Schizophrenia
The Spectrum from Nondissociative Subtypes of Schizophrenia to Dissociative
Identity Disorder

PART II: PSYCHOSIS AND SCHIZOPHRENIA

Chapter 3. Definitions of Psychosis and Schizophrenia
DSM-IV-TR Definitions of Psychosis
DSM-IV-TR Text and Criteria for Schizophrenia

Chapter 4. The Genetic Model of Schizophrenia
The Genome As a Minor Contributor to the Causes of Schizophrenia
Evidence for the Toxic and Protective Effects of the Psychosocial
Environment

Chapter 5. The Efficacy of Antipsychotic Medication

Chapter 6. Psychosis and Trauma (John Reed and Colin A. Ross)
Childhood Trauma and General Psychopathology
The Base Rate of Child Abuse Among Psychiatric Inpatients
Childhood Trauma and Psychosis
Failure of Most Research on Schizophrenia to Consider Psychological Trauma

PART III: DISSOCIATION AND DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER

Chapter 7. Definition and Scientific Status of Dissociation
Errors of Logic and Scholarship Concerning Dissociation
Diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder
General Errors of Logic and Scholarship

Chapter 8. Dissociation and Trauma
A Continuum of Dissociation Versus Discrete Pathological States
The Trauma-Dissociation Model

Chapter 9. Dissociative Identity Disorder
Reliability and Validity
Etiology
Epidemiology
Phenomenology

PART IV: DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER AND SCHIZOPHRENIA

Chapter 10. Bleuler’s Description of Schizophrenia
Analysis of Bleuler’s 1991 Text on Schizophrenia
The Fundamental Role of Dissociation in Schizophrenia

Chapter 11. Positive Symptoms in Schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity
Disorder
Distinction Between Schizophrenia and DID in the Schizophrenia Literature
Data on the Overlap Between Schizophrenia and DID
A Prospective Study of the Dissociative Subtype of Schizophrenia

Chapter 12. Case Examples of Dissociative Schizophrenia
From August Hoch, MD
From Sheila Cantor, MD
From Patricia J. Ruocchio
From Barbara A. Turner
From Janice C. Jordan
From Leslie Greenblat

Chapter 13. Hysterical and Reactive Psychoses

Chapter 14. Proposed Diagnostic Criteria for Dissociative Schizophrenia
295.40 Dissociative Type
Diagnostic Criteria for 295.40 Dissociative Type

PART V: TREATMENT

Chapter 15. Treatment Outcome Data
Subjects and Treatment Provided
Methodological Limitations of the Study
Limitations of the Literature
Treatment Outcomes

Chapter 16. Principles of Psychotherapy for Dissociative Schizophrenia
Principles of Trauma Therapy

Chapter 17. Talking to the Voices
Bibliography
Index

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