Pharmacological and Psychosocial Treatments in Schizophrenia: 3rd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Pharmacological and Psychosocial Treatments in Schizophrenia

3rd Edition

Edited by David Castle, David L. Copolov, Til Wykes, Kim T. Mueser

CRC Press

262 pages

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Paperback: 9781842145340
pub: 2012-09-20

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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.


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

Table of Contents

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

About the Editors

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General