The new edition of this popular handbook has been thoroughly updated to include the latest data concerning treatment of first-episode patients. Drawing from their experience, the authors discuss the presentation and assessment of the first psychotic episode and review the appropriate use of antipsychotic agents and psychosocial approaches in effective management.
Kathy J. Aitchison, BM, BCh, MA, MRCPsych, is Clinical Senior Lecturer in Adult Psychiatry, in the Section of Clinical Neuropharmacology and the Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Centre (SGDP) Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry and is also Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist for the Croydon Early Onset Psychosis Service, Croydon, UK.
Eva M.Tsapakis, BSc(Hons), MBBS, MRCPsych, Liaison Psychiatry, King's College Hospital and Clinical Research Worker, Section of Clinical Neuropharmacology and SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK; and Research Fellow, Mailman Research Center, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA.
Patrick J. R. Power, is Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry and Lead Consultant Psychiatrist, Lambeth Early Onset Service, South London & Maudsley NHS Trust, London, UK.
Robin M. Murray, MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPsych, is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK. He is the former President of the Association of European Psychiatrists. He has published over 400 papers mainly on the topic of schizophrenia. He is the co-editor of The Essentials of Postgraduate Psychiatry (1996), Schizophrenia (1997), Neurodevelopment and Adult Psychopathology (1997), First Episode Psychosis (1999), Comprehensive Care of Schizophrenia (2001), and Schizophrenia: Challenging the Orthodox (2004).