1st Edition

Schizophrenia A New Guide for Clinicians

Edited By John G. Csernansky Copyright 2001

    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.

    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



    John G. Csernansky

    …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