Pharmacological and Psychosocial Treatments in Schizophrenia
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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.
Table of Contents
1. Psychopharmacological management of schizophrenia 2. Psychological approaches to the management of persistent delusions and hallucinations 3. The management of negative symptoms 4. Cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia 5. Depression and anxiety in schizophrenia 6. The general health of people with schizophrenia 7. Substance abuse comorbidity in schizophrenia 8. Management of acute behavioral disturbance in psychosis 9. Managing the violent behaviors associated with the schizophrenic syndrome 10. Understanding and enhancing adherence to treatment in people with schizophrenia 11. Psychological interventions to help people with psychiatric disabilities succeed at work 12. Enhancing socialization in people with schizophrenia 13. The clinical needs of women with schizophrenia 14. Schizophrenia in later life 15. Family interventions in schizophrenia 16. Models of care in schizophrenia 17. A treatment approach to the patient with first-episode schizophrenia 18. Treatment-resistant schizophrenia 19. Rating scales in schizophrenia: clinical applicability
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