3rd Edition

Pharmacological and Psychosocial Treatments in Schizophrenia

    306 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Pharmacological and Psychosocial Treatments in Schizophrenia provides a succinct clinical overview of key areas pertinent to the holistic treatment of people with schizophrenia and, in particular, puts firmly back onto the agenda the importance of psychosocial treatments.

    The latest data concerning the newer antipsychotic agents and clinical guidelines for their use are reviewed. The real emphasis, however, is on the psychosocial interventions for specific aspects of schizophrenia symptomatology and disability that have been shown to offer major benefits to recovery in the disorder, and yet have failed to have a high profile in the literature, as more effective biological treatments have become available.

    This book offers practical guidance on effective strategies for use in both clinical settings and in the family context, placing the patient (and their family) once again at the centre of therapeutic endeavours. Encouraging professionals to offer a broader therapeutic approach, this book will offer real hope to therapists, patients and families of what can be achieved if psychosocial interventions complement the many psychopharmacological treatments available today.

    Key topics include: female patients, treatment resistance, the substance abuser patient, family intervention, helping the patient at work, managing violent behaviour, first episode psychosis and rating scales in schizophrenia.

    Psychopharmacological management of schizophrenia
    David J. Castle, Nga Tran, and Deirdre Alderton
    Psychological approaches to the management of persistent delusions and hallucinations
    Craig Steel, Rumina Taylor, and Til Wykes
    The management of negative symptoms
    David L. Copolov and David J. Castle
    Cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia
    Til Wykes, Evelina Medin, India Webb, and David J. Castle
    Depression and anxiety in schizophrenia
    David J. Castle, Til Wykes, Natalie Knoesen, and Peter Bosanac
    The general health of people with schizophrenia
    Urban Ösby, Ginger E. Nicol, and John W. Newcomer
    Substance abuse comorbidity in schizophrenia
    Wynne James, Kim T. Mueser, and David J. Castle
    Management of acute behavioral disturbance in psychosis
    David J. Castle, Nga Tran, Peter Bosanac, and Deirdre Alderton
    Managing the violent behaviors associated with the schizophrenic syndrome
    Paul E. Mullen and Danny H. Sullivan
    Understanding and enhancing adherence to treatment in people with schizophrenia
    Peter Hayward, Diane Agoro, Sarah Swan, and Til Wykes
    Psychological interventions to help people with psychiatric disabilities succeed at work
    Morris D. Bell and Jimmy Choi
    Enhancing socialization in people with schizophrenia
    Anna W. Lui and Shirley M. Glynn
    The clinical needs of women with schizophrenia
    Jayashri Kulkarni, Paul B. Fitzgerald, and Mary V. Seeman
    Schizophrenia in later life
    Nicola Lautenschlager, Peter Rabins, and David J. Castle
    Family interventions in schizophrenia
    Christine Barrowclough, Alison Ram, Chris Fassnidge, and Til Wykes
    Models of care in schizophrenia
    Tom Burns
    A treatment approach to the patient with first-episode schizophrenia
    Shon Lewis and Richard Drake
    Treatment-resistant schizophrenia
    William D. Spaulding, Robert W. Johnson, Jeffrey R. Nolting, and Amanda Collins Messman
    Rating scales in schizophrenia: Clinical applicability
    Marc Corbière and Tania Lecomte


    David Castle, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Professorial Fellow, Mental Health Research Institute and University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    David Copolov,University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Professor and Director, Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria, Victoria, Australia

    Til Wykes, Institute of Psychiatry, London, Professor and Head of the Centre for Recovery in Severe Psychosis and Service User Research Enterprise, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK

    Praise for the Previous Edition

    "A book that aims to give a succinct overview of the holistic treatment of schizophrenia is extremely welcome ... I am happy to recommend it to mental health practitioners as a guide to psychosocial treatments"
    Journal of Mental Health