Schizophrenia: An information guide

Schizophrenia: An information guide


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770526198
Publisher: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Publication date: 11/01/2017
Pages: 78
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.16(d)

Table of Contents


1 What is schizophrenia?

  • How does schizophrenia begin and what is its course?
  • What are the symptoms of schizophrenia?
  • How is schizophrenia diagnosed?
  • Co-occurring issues
  • Schizophrenia and violence

2 What causes schizophrenia?

  • Biological theories
  • Environmental theories

3 Treatments for schizophrenia

  • The treatment team
  • Medication
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Psychosocial therapies and supports
  • Peer support
  • Complementary approaches
  • Medical care, physical activity and diet

4 Hospital, intensive support and community support

  • Hospitalization
  • Intensive supports in the community
  • Community supports

5 Recovery and relapse prevention

  • What is recovery?
  • The process of recovery
  • Promoting wellness and preventing relapse
  • Practical aspects of recovery

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