The Schizophrenias: A Biological Approach to the Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

The Schizophrenias: A Biological Approach to the Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

by Mary Coleman, Christopher Gillberg
     
 

This book helps psychiatrists understand more fully a biological approach to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of schizophrenia. It begins with the discussion of current diagnostic criteria and elaborates on other treatable pathologies often present with schizophrenia. The authors present a medical model of treatment designed to ensure that every person diagnosed…  See more details below

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This book helps psychiatrists understand more fully a biological approach to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of schizophrenia. It begins with the discussion of current diagnostic criteria and elaborates on other treatable pathologies often present with schizophrenia. The authors present a medical model of treatment designed to ensure that every person diagnosed with schizophrenia receives a full medical evaluation to help eliminate diseases that often have schizophrenia-like symptoms. A useful medical work-up is included for psychiatrists that emphasizes the signs and symptoms of many diseases that can present symptoms of schizophrenia. These include metabolic diseases, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, autoimmune disorders, genetic and inherited diseases, toxic factors, and more. This volume will be of interest to psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, and neurologists working with clients who suffer from the broad range of symptoms associated with the schizophrenias.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826192905
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Series:
Series on Psychiatry
Pages:
312

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