Schizophrenia / Edition 2

Schizophrenia / Edition 2

by Mario Maj

ISBN-10: 0470849649

ISBN-13: 9780470849644

Pub. Date: 02/24/2003

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

Be Guided by the Evidence...

In this new edition of the second volume in the WPA Series, Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry, focuses on the controversial issues surrounding schizophrenia. By using systematic reviews with accompanying commentaries this volume is able to assess the ?evidence? and ?experience? to give a critical and objective account of the relevant

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Be Guided by the Evidence...

In this new edition of the second volume in the WPA Series, Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry, focuses on the controversial issues surrounding schizophrenia. By using systematic reviews with accompanying commentaries this volume is able to assess the ?evidence? and ?experience? to give a critical and objective account of the relevant issues, while focusing on key topics, such as diagnosis and prevention of disability and stigma.

This revised and updated volume provides:

  • The best available evidence to enable well-informed clinical decision making
  • Valuable insights from some of the world?s leading experts in the field of schizophrenia
  • Coherent description and discussion of the relevant issues
This new edition will be a vital source of information for psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses, managers and policy makers.

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Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
WPA Series in Evidence & Experience in Psychiatry Series, #11
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6.00(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

List of Review Contributors
Ch. 1Diagnosis of Schizophrenia
Diagnosis of Schizophrenia: A Review
1.1The Diagnosis of Schizophrenia: Practice and Concept
1.2Should Schizophrenia as a Disease Entity Concept Survive into the Third Millennium?
1.3On Defining Schizophrenia
1.4Diagnosis and Pathophysiology of Schizophrenia
1.5The Significance of Intuition for the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia
1.6Heterogeneity vs. Homogeneity in Operationally-diagnosed Schizophrenia
1.7Diagnosis of Schizophrenia: Arguments for a Narrowing of the Concept
1.8Schizophrenia: A Provisional Diagnostic Convention
1.9Diagnosing Schizophrenia: A Personal View
1.10Comments on the Diagnosis of the Schizophrenic Syndrome
1.11The Schizophrenic Syndrome: A Warning and a Conjecture
1.12A Century of Schizophrenia is Enough
1.13Diagnosis of Schizophrenia: A View from Developing Countries
1.14Studies on Schizophrenic Symptomatology in Peru
1.15Neuropsychological and Psychophysiological Contributions to the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia
Ch. 2Pharmacological Treatment of Schizophrenia
Pharmacological Treatment of Schizophrenia: A Review
2.1Pharmacotherapy of Psychotic Disorders: A Perspective on Current Developments
2.2Pharmacotherapy of Schizophrenia: Gaps in our Knowledge
2.3Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs and Schizophrenia
2.4Compliance Issues and the New Antipsychotics
2.5Schizophrenia and Second-generation Antipsychotics: Mechanistic Implications and Potential for Early Intervention
2.6Dose and Duration of Antipsychotic Treatment: Key Variables, Critical Uncertainties
2.7Dosing Problems of Classical Neuroleptics and the Relevance of Novel/Atypical Antipsychotics in the Pharmacotherapy of Schizophrenic Disorders
2.8Can We Use Pharmacotherapy More Logically in Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses?
2.9Long-term Treatment in Schizophrenia: For Whom and How Long?
2.10Novel Antipsychotics in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders: Preliminary Findings from a First-episode Study
2.11The Pharmacotherapy of Schizophrenia in Clinical Practice
2.12A New Era of Hope in Treating Persons with Schizophrenia
2.13New Perspectives in Antipsychotic Pharmacotherapy
2.14Some Aspects of the Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia
2.15Highlights on the Management of Schizophrenia
2.16Pharmacotherapy of Schizophrenia: The Case of the Developing Countries
Ch. 3Psychotherapies for Schizophrenia
Psychotherapies for Schizophrenia: A Review
3.1Relevant Methods, Goals, Time-dimensions and Emotional Influences in the Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia
3.2Family and Individual Cognitive-Behavioural Interventions
3.3It is no Longer Surprising that Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy Reduces Distressing Psychotic Symptoms
3.4Serious Questions Remain Concerning Efficacy, Effectiveness and Scope of Family Interventions in Schizophrenia
3.5The Interaction of Psychotherapy and Drugs in the Management of Schizophrenia: A Neglected Field
3.6How Effective are Psychotherapies for Schizophrenia?
3.7Need for an Integrated and Need-adapted Approach in Treating Schizophrenia
3.8To Integrate the Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia into the Activities of the Multidisciplinary Team, and to Base it on the Principles of Evolutionary Biology
3.9Psychotherapy for Schizophrenia: An Important Addition to Medication Alone?
3.10The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy in Schizophrenia
3.11Family: A System Which Cannot Be Neglected
3.12Psychological Interventions for Schizophrenia in Developing Countries
Ch. 4Prevention of Disability and Stigma Related to Schizophrenia
Prevention of Disability and Stigma Related to Schizophrenia: A Review
4.1What Works for the Rehabilitation of Schizophrenia? A Brief Review of the Evidence
4.2The Stigma of Mental Illness: Some Empirical Findings
4.3Reducing the Stigma Associated with Schizophrenia
4.4The Influence of Stigma on Preventive Efforts in Psychotic Disorders
4.5Disability, Stigma and Discrimination: A View from Outside the USA
4.6The Toxic Effects to Stigma
4.7The Conceptualization of Long-term, Disabling Psychiatric Disorders
4.8Utility of Multiaxial Assessment in the Rehabilitative Work with Chronically Disturbed Patients
4.9"Clanning" for Recovery
4.10Stigma and Schizophrenia: The Greek Experience
4.11Disability and Stigma Prevention: The Russian Experience
4.12Are Western Models of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Feasible and Appropriate for Developing Countries?
4.13Is Schizophrenia a Chronic Illness? The Experience of Developing Countries
4.14Prevention of Disability and Stigma: Experience from a Developing Country
Ch. 5Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders: A Review
5.1Extending the Schizophrenia Spectrum even Further
5.2Schizotypy: Theoretical Considerations, Latent Structure, and the Expanded Phenotype
5.3Empirical Characterization of the Schizophrenia Spectrum
5.4Exploring Schizophrenia Across the Continuum
5.5Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders and the Psychotic Continuum
5.6Dimensions of Schizotypy in Symptomatic, Neurocognitive and Psychophysiological Indicators
5.7The Role of Syndromes and Neurophysiology in Conceptualizing the Schizophrenia Spectrum and Predisposing Influences
5.8Irremediable Flaws in the Schizophrenia Spectrum Concept
5.9Do Not Dismiss the Single Major Locus Hypothesis So Quickly
5.10Schizophrenia Spectrum: Where to Draw the Boundary?
5.11Is There a Place for the Nature-Nurture Hypothesis in the Aetiology of Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders?
5.12Schizophrenia Spectrum - a "Terra Flexibilis"
5.13Some Open Research Issues Concerning Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
5.14Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders Revisited
Ch. 6Economics of Schizophrenia
Economics of Schizophrenia: A Review
6.1Is Schizophrenia Worth the Cost?
6.2Morality and Cost in the Management of Schizophrenia
6.3Caveat Emptor: Pitfalls in Measuring the Costs of Schizophrenia
6.4The Economic Consequences of Schizophrenia
6.5The Many and the Few: Evidence-based Mental Health in a Primary-care-led Health Service
6.6The Long-term Course of Schizophrenia and its Economic Consequences
6.7Health Economics in Schizophrenia: Clouding or Clarifying?
6.8The Economic Burden of Schizophrenia
6.9Lack of Comprehensive Care for Schizophrenic Patients: Is it Due to Prohibitive Costs or Insufficient Advocacy?
6.10The Role of Cost-effectiveness Analysis in Improving the Treatment of Schizophrenia
6.11Medical Cost Outcomes of the Atypical Antipsychotics
6.12The Costs of Schizophrenia - New Treatments and New Economics
Acknowledgements for the First Edition

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