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A New Guide for Clinicians, 1st Edition

Edited by John G. Csernansky

CRC Press

352 pages

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Contains guidelines and recommendations-in tabular form for quick reference-on patient evaluation and optimal treatment for long-term care!

Based on evidence from recent systematic clinical research studies, this comprehensive reference provides the latest information on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of schizophrenia-highlighting modern diagnostic tools and current therapeutic advances for the prevention of hallucinations, thought disorganization, and negative symptoms.

Emphasizes family education and psychoeducation, and community-centered treatments for patient rehabilitation and adherence to management programs!

With consideration of the chronic nature of the disease, Schizophrenia details

  • the effect of substance abuse and drug dependence on rehabilitation and treatment

  • second-generation antipsychotic drugs, including olanzapine, quetiapine, risperiodone, and ziprasidone

  • contemporary strategies to prevent depression and suicide

  • patterns of patient compliance and noncompliance

  • violence and forensic hospitalization

    With over 600 useful references, Schizophrenia is an essential source for psychiatrists and psychopharmacologists, clinical neurologists and neuropsychopharmacologists, psychologists, primary care physicians, social workers, nurses, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.

  • Reviews


    …reads as a state-of-the-art review of where we are, what to do, and where to go.


    Anyone interested in acquiring clinically practical knowledge about schizophrenia"…would be delighted with this book.

    …deals with essential information regarding the etiology and clinical management of schizophrenia.

    "-Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

    Table of Contents


    Interviewing the Patient with Schizophrenia

    C. Peter Rosenbaum

    Symptom Clusters in Schizophrenia

    William O. Faustman and Shelley Fleming Ficek

    Differential Diagnosis of Schizophrenia

    Del D. Miller and Susan K. Schultz

    Cognitive Assessment in Schizophrenia Patients

    Anne L. Hoff

    Laboratory Tests to Aid in the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia

    Jose Mathews and John G. Csernansky


    Treatment of Acute Psychotic Episodes

    Michael D. Jibson and Rajiv Tandon

    Maintenance Treatment for Schizophrenia Patients

    John G. Csernansky

    Management of Treatment-Refractory Patients

    Robert R. Conley

    Psychosocial and Cognitive Rehabilitation

    Gitry Heydebrand

    Antipsychotic-Drug Side Effects: Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention

    Gary Remington, Shitij Kapur, and Robert Zipursky


    Violence and Forensic Issues in Schizophrenia

    John Rabun and Susan K. Boyer

    Impact of Substance Abuse and Dependence on Patients with Schizophrenia

    Collins E. Lewis

    Family Education: A Guide for Developing a Program

    Mary Will

    Schizophrenia from the Life-Cycle Perspective

    John Lauriello, William P. Horan, and Juan Bustillo


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    Medical Psychiatry Series

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General