1st Edition

Clinical Neuropsychological Foundations of Schizophrenia

Edited By Bernice A. Marcopulos, Matthew M. Kurtz Copyright 2012
    368 Pages
    by Psychology Press

    368 Pages
    by Psychology Press

    Clinical Neuropsychological Foundations of Schizophrenia is the first practitioner-oriented source of information on the neuropsychology of schizophrenia. This volume demonstrates the growth in what is known about cognition in schizophrenia, its assessment, and how this informs clinical practice.

    It provides the practicing clinical neuropsychologist, and other professionals working with persons with schizophrenia, with the knowledge and tools they need to provide competent professional neuropsychological services. It includes an overview of developmental models of schizophrenia and its associated neuropathologies, so that the clinician can fully understand how vulnerability and progression of the disorder influence brain development and functioning, and how cognition and functioning are associated with these changes. In addition, the volume covers contemporary evidence-based assessment and interventions, including cognitive remediation and other cognitive oriented interventions. Throughout, the research findings are synthesized to make them clinically relevant to clinical neuropsychologists working in outpatient or inpatient psychiatric settings.

    The book is an invaluable resource for practicing professional neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and neuropsychiatrists, as well as graduate students of these disciplines, interns, and postdoctoral residents and fellows who work with schizophrenic patients.

    M. Kurtz, B. Marcopulos, Cognition in Schizophrenia. M. Keshavan, V. Diwadkar, Schizophrenia as a Developmental Brain Disorder.  B. Marcopulos, D. Fujii, Neuropsychological Assessment of Persons with Schizophrenia. M. Kurtz, Neurocognition and Functional Outcome in Schizophrenia. D. Fujii, Cultural Issues in Neuropsychological Testing in Persons with Schizophrenia. A. De Marco, B. Marcopulos, Developmental Disabilities and Schizophrenia. C. Depp, C. Loughran, B. Palmer, Neuropsychological Considerations in Older Adults with Schizophrenia. W. Stone, M. Keshavan, Medical Comorbidity in Schizophrenia. L. Flashman, T. McAllister, R. Ferrell, Traumatic Brain Injury and Schizophrenia. K. Mueser, S. McGurk, Influence of Comorbid Substance Use Disorders on Cognition in Schizophrenia.  N. Sestito, T. Goldberg, Medication and Cognition in Schizophrenia. A. Medalia, D. Bellucci, Neuropsychologically Informed Interventions to Treat Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia. C. Tussey, B. Marcopulos, Criminal Forensic Neuropsychological Evaluations: Implications for Schizophrenia.


    Bernice A. Marcopulos, Matthew M. Kurtz

    "This book belongs on the shelf of every neuropsychologist and of every other clinical professional involved with severe mental illness".


    "This important new volume fills a major gap at the intersection of clinical neuropsychology and schizophrenia. The outstanding scholarly contributions by leading clinical scientists make this book is an instant 'go to' resource for current knowledge and insights into the complexities of working with schizophrenia. With foci on lifespan issues from early developmental impacts through old age, the impacts of medical, traumatic and substance use comorbidities, forensic implications and much more, anyone engaged in training or practice will benefit from this important new compendium."

    -Robert Bilder, Ph.D., Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, USA


    "This book comprehensively addresses neuropsychological functioning in schizophrenia, ranging from neurobiological correlates to everyday functioning. There are some features that essentially no other book has, including forensic neuropsychological assessment in schizophrenia (particularly important given that most mental health inpatient treatment is now provided in correctional facilities) and the impact of traumatic brain injury in schizophrenia. Broad and comprehensive, this is an excellent book for a wide audience. The writing is accessible and the scholarship is excellent."

    -Philip D. Harvey, Ph.D., University of Miami, USA