Understanding and Treating Schizophrenia: Contemporary Research, Theory, and Practice

Understanding and Treating Schizophrenia: Contemporary Research, Theory, and Practice

by Terry S Trepper, Glenn D Shean
     
 

Get a fair and balanced perspective on schizophrenia!

Understanding and Treating Schizophrenia: Contemporary Research, Theory, and Practice is a comprehensive overview of schizophrenia and its treatment from a variety of approaches. The book presents a balanced look at the most influential theoretical perspectives based on empirical research, clinical

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Get a fair and balanced perspective on schizophrenia!

Understanding and Treating Schizophrenia: Contemporary Research, Theory, and Practice is a comprehensive overview of schizophrenia and its treatment from a variety of approaches. The book presents a balanced look at the most influential theoretical perspectives based on empirical research, clinical descriptions, and narrative histories. Dr. Glenn Shean, author of Schizophrenia: An Introduction to Research and Theory, examines neurocognitive and neurodevelopmental models of brain dysfunction, psychodynamic and family factors, up-to-date pharmacological advances, and successful community programs for discharged patients suffering from this debilitating disorder.

Understanding and Treating Schizophrenia: Contemporary Research, Theory, and Practice presents a comprehensive review of evidence concerning the epidemiology and course and outcome of schizophrenia based on theoretical groupings and levels of analysis. The book examines the evolution of diagnostic criteria and guidelines, as well as stress-vulnerability and diathesis-stress models, providing critical reviews of biological, genetic, cognitive-behavioral, and phenomenological, approach to understanding and treating schizophrenia.

Topics addressed in Understanding and Treating Schizophrenia: Contemporary Research, Theory, and Practice include:

  • the history of the concept of schizophrenia
  • the writings of Emil Kraepelin and Eugene Bleuler
  • changes in diagnostic guidelines in the last 50 years
  • General System Theory Perspective
  • diagnostic and statistical manuals
  • Schneider's first rank symptoms
  • and much more!
Understanding and Treating Schizophrenia: Contemporary Research, Theory, and Practice is an essential resource for undergraduate and graduate students working in psychology, psychiatry, nursing, social work, and social policy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789018878
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
Haworth Marriage and the Family Series
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Sect. IThe Development, Evolution, Epidemiology, and Subsyndromes of Schizophrenia1
Ch. 1History of the Concept of Schizophrenia3
Ch. 2Evolving Diagnostic Criteria23
Ch. 3Epidemiology, Course, and Outcome39
Ch. 4Language, Thought, and Syndromes of Schizophrenia57
Sect. IIIntegrative Models and Levels of Analysis77
Ch. 5Vulnerability-Stress Models79
Ch. 6Epistemology, General Systems Theory, and Schizophrenia93
Sect. IIIBiological Perspectives99
Ch. 7Genetics and Schizophrenia101
Ch. 8Neurobiological Models and Research123
Ch. 9Antipsychotic Medications and Neurochemical Theories139
Sect. IVCognitive-Behavioral, Neurocognitive, and Neurodevelopmental Research153
Ch. 10Neurocognitive and Neurodevelopmental Research155
Ch. 11Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches and Therapies165
Sect. VPsychodynamic, Phenomenological, and Family-Based Theories197
Ch. 12Psychodynamic Theories: The Role of Early Experience199
Ch. 13Phenomenology and Schizophrenia233
Ch. 14Schizophrenia and the Family243
Sect. VILife in the Community265
Ch. 15Schizophrenia and Life in the Community267
Ch. 16Conclusion287
References293
Index329

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