Understanding and Treating Schizophrenia / Edition 1

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Overview

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: 9780789018885
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/10/2004
  • Series: Haworth Marriage and the Family Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Sect. I The Development, Evolution, Epidemiology, and Subsyndromes of Schizophrenia 1
Ch. 1 History of the Concept of Schizophrenia 3
Ch. 2 Evolving Diagnostic Criteria 23
Ch. 3 Epidemiology, Course, and Outcome 39
Ch. 4 Language, Thought, and Syndromes of Schizophrenia 57
Sect. II Integrative Models and Levels of Analysis 77
Ch. 5 Vulnerability-Stress Models 79
Ch. 6 Epistemology, General Systems Theory, and Schizophrenia 93
Sect. III Biological Perspectives 99
Ch. 7 Genetics and Schizophrenia 101
Ch. 8 Neurobiological Models and Research 123
Ch. 9 Antipsychotic Medications and Neurochemical Theories 139
Sect. IV Cognitive-Behavioral, Neurocognitive, and Neurodevelopmental Research 153
Ch. 10 Neurocognitive and Neurodevelopmental Research 155
Ch. 11 Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches and Therapies 165
Sect. V Psychodynamic, Phenomenological, and Family-Based Theories 197
Ch. 12 Psychodynamic Theories: The Role of Early Experience 199
Ch. 13 Phenomenology and Schizophrenia 233
Ch. 14 Schizophrenia and the Family 243
Sect. VI Life in the Community 265
Ch. 15 Schizophrenia and Life in the Community 267
Ch. 16 Conclusion 287
References 293
Index 329
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