Clinical Handbook of Schizophrenia

Clinical Handbook of Schizophrenia

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Guilford Publications, Inc.
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Clinical Handbook of Schizophrenia

Clinical Handbook of Schizophrenia


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Reviewing the breadth of current knowledge on schizophrenia, this handbook provides clear, practical guidelines for effective assessment and treatment in diverse contexts. Leading authorities have contributed 61 concise chapters on all aspects of the disorder and its clinical management. In lieu of exhaustive literature reviews, each chapter summarizes the state of the science; highlights key points the busy practitioner needs to know; and lists recommended resources, including seminal research studies, invaluable clinical tools, and more. Comprehensive, authoritative, and timely, the volume will enable professionals in any setting to better understand and help their patients or clients with severe mental illness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593856526
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 03/27/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 650
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kim T. Mueser, PhD, is Executive Director of the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Boston University. Dr. Mueser's clinical and research interests include psychiatric rehabilitation for persons with severe mental illnesses, intervention for co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders, and the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. He has served on numerous editorial boards, has published many journal articles and book chapters, and has coauthored over 10 books. His book The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia (with Susan Gingerich) received the National Alliance on Mental Illness NYC Metro Ken Book Award.

Dilip V. Jeste, MD, is the Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging, Director of the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging, and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is also Director of the Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research at UCSD and of the John A. Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Jeste is the Principal Investigator on several research and training grants, has published 8 books and over 500 articles and book chapters, and is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. His work has been recognized with many honors and awards, including, most recently, the American Psychiatric Association’s Research Award.

Table of Contents

I. Core Science and Background Information
1. History of Schizophrenia as a Psychiatric Disorder, Helen Lavretsky
2. Epidemiology, David J. Castle and Vera Morgan
3. Biological Theories, Jonathan Downar and Shitij Kapur
4. Brain Imaging, Lisa T. Eyler
5. Neuropathology, Daniel G. Stewart and Kenneth L. Davis
6. Genetics, Stephen J. Glatt
7. Environmental Pre- and Perinatal Influences in Etiology, Lauren M. Ellman and Tyrone D. Cannon
8. Psychosocial Factors, Paul Bebbington and Elizabeth Kuipers
9. Psychopathology, Ipsit V. Vahia and Carl I. Cohen
10. Cognitive Functioning, Gauri N. Savla, David J. Moore, and Barton W. Palmer
11. Course and Outcome, Heinz Häfner and Wolfram an der Heiden
II. Assessment and Diagnosis
12. Diagnostic Interviewing, Abraham Rudnick and David Roe
13. Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders, Karen Wohlheiter and Lisa Dixon
14. Assessment of Psychosocial Functioning, Tania Lecomte, Marc Corbière, and Catherine Briand
15. Treatment Planning, Alexander L. Miller and Dawn I. Velligan
III. Somatic Treatment
16. Antipsychotics, Eric C. Kutscher
17. Side Effects of Antipsychotics, Christian R. Dolder
18. Clozapine, Martha Sajatovic, Subramoniam Madhusoodanan, and Matthew A. Fuller
19. Other Medications, Britton Ashley Arey and Stephen R. Marder
20. Electroconvulsive Therapy, Shawn M. McClintock, Najeeb Ranginwala, and Mustafa M. Husain
IV. Psychosocial Treatment
21. Environmental Supports, Dawn I. Velligan and Alexander L. Miller
22. Family Intervention, Christine Barrowclough and Fiona Lobban
23. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Anthony P. Morrison
24. Social Skills Training, Wendy N. Tenhula and Alan S. Bellack
25. Cognitive Rehabilitation, Til Wykes
26. Vocational Rehabilitation, Deborah R. Becker
27. Illness Self-Management Training, Kim T. Mueser and Susan Gingerich
28. Group Therapy, John R. McQuaid
29. Supported Housing, Priscilla Ridgway
30. Self-Help Activities, Frederick J. Frese III
V. Systems of Care
31. Clinical Case Management, Margaret V. Sherrer and Thomas O’Hare
32. Strengths-Based Case Management, Charles A. Rapp and Richard J. Goscha
33. Assertive Community Treatment, Natalie L. DeLuca, Lorna L. Moser, and Gary R. Bond
34. Emergency Room, Inpatient, and Residential Treatment, Mounir Soliman, Antonio M. Santos, and James B. Lohr
35. Treatment in Jails and Prisons, Roger H. Peters, Pattie B. Sherman, and Fred C. Osher
VI. Special Populations and Problems
36. First-Episode Psychosis, Donald Addington and Jean Addington
37. Treatment of the Schizophrenia Prodrome, Barnaby Nelson and Alison Yung
38. Older Individuals, Thomas W. Meeks and Dilip V. Jeste
39. Understanding and Working with Aggression, Violence, and Psychosis, Gillian Haddock and Jennifer J. Shaw
40. Housing Instability and Homelessness, Alan Felix, Dan Herman, and Ezra Susser
41. Medical Comorbidity, Ingrid B. Rystedt and Stephen J. Bartels
42. Intellectual Disability and Other Neuropsychiatric Populations, Richard B. Ferrell and Thomas W. McAllister
43. Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Syndromes, Stanley D. Rosenberg and Kim T. Mueser
44. Management of Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders, David J. Kavanagh
45. Parenting, Joanne Nicholson and Laura Miller
46. Children and Adolescents, John G. Cottone and Sanjiv Kumra
47. Suicide, Marnin J. Heisel
VII. Policy, Legal, and Social Issues
48. The Economics of Schizophrenia, Mihail Samnaliev and Robin E. Clark
49. Involuntary Commitment, Jonathan Bindman and Graham Thornicroft
50. Jail Diversion, Joseph P. Morrissey and Gary S. Cuddeback
51. Stigma, Patrick W. Corrigan and Jonathan E. Larson
52. Evidence-Based Practices, Mathew R. Merrens and Robert E. Drake
53. Schizophrenia in Developing Countries, Vihang N. Vahia and Ipsit V. Vahia
VIII. Special Topics
54. Remission, Bernard A. Fischer IV and William T. Carpenter, Jr.
55. Recovery, David Roe and Larry Davidson
56. Gender, Mary V. Seeman
57. Quality of Life, Stefan Priebe and Walid K. H. Fakhoury
58. Spirituality and Religion, Roger D. Fallot
59. Sexuality, Alex Kopelowicz, Robert Paul Liberman, and Donald Stolar
60. Schizophrenia in African Americans, William B. Lawson61. Ethics, Abraham Rudnick and Charles Weijer


Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, and other clinicians treating people with severe mental illness; also of interest to researchers and students. May serve as a text in graduate-level courses.

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