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ISBN-13: 9780737750034
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 08/23/2010
Series: Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Understanding Schizophrenia

1 An Overview of Schizophrenia Paula Ford-Martin Teresa G. Odle Angela M. Costello 15

2 The Genetic Cause of Schizophrenia Emily Singer 30

3 The Risks of Schizophrenia Associated with Fetal Development Emily Laber-Warren 37

4 A Brain Protein Is Implicated as a Possible Cause of Schizophrenia Marla Paul 48

5 People with Schizophrenia Deal with Stigma Nadia Kadri Norman Sartorius 53

Chapter 2 Issues and Controversies Concerning Schizophrenia

1 Schizophrenia Is a Medical Disease Rashmi Nemade Mark Dombeck 61

2 Mental Illnesses Are Not Medical Diseases Thomas Szasz 67

3 The Term "Schizophrenia" Should Be Changed Patricia Jane Teskey 74

4 The Term "Schizophrenia" Should Not Be Changed Jeffrey A. Lieberman Michael B. First 80

5 Involuntary Treatment Laws Are Necessary Bob Manhard 85

6 Involuntary Treatment Laws Are Wrong Aubrey Ellen Shomo 91

Chapter 3 Personal Narratives

1 Schizophrenia Alienates a Young Girl from the Real World Shari Roan 98

2 Schizophrenia Stole My Son Kathy Harkey 108

3 Growing Up with a Schizophrenic Mother Susan Nathiel 112

4 My Brother is Schizophrenic and Homeless Glenn Grunwald 118

Glossary 125

Chronology 129

Organizations to Contact 133

For Further Reading 137

Index 140

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