Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

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by Max Birchwood, Chris Jackson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0863775527

ISBN-13: 9780863775529

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Schizophrenia continues to be the most debilitating of the psychotic disorders with less than one third returning to a 'normal' level of functioning. Our understanding of this disorder has advanced considerably over the last 10 years with major contributions from neurobiology but particularly from an understanding of the way in which psychosocial and psychological

Overview

Schizophrenia continues to be the most debilitating of the psychotic disorders with less than one third returning to a 'normal' level of functioning. Our understanding of this disorder has advanced considerably over the last 10 years with major contributions from neurobiology but particularly from an understanding of the way in which psychosocial and psychological factors interact with underlying vulnerabilities to influence both the content and timing of psychotic symptoms and the personal and social difficulty they create.

This book brings together this disparate and complex literature in a highly accessible and up-to-date way. It is written by two leading academic-clinical psychologists in the area who uniquely bring together an understanding of key scientific concepts with clinical reality. The section on treatment brings to the reader a clear account of psychological, social and drug treatments interspersed with clinical accounts.

The text is aimed primarily at undergraduates attempting to gain some understanding of this exciting and rapidly developing field but with sufficient depth to engage the trainee clinical psychologist, community psychiatric nurse, and psychiatrist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780863775529
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
Clinical Psychology: A Modular Course Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

What is Schizophrenia? Course and Outcome and Epidemiology. Biological Aspects. Stress-vulnerability Modules. Psychological Aspects. Drug Treatment. Social and Community Interventions. Psychological Interventions for Individuals and Families.

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