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2nd Edition

Edited by Siegfried Kasper, George N. Papadimitriou

CRC Press

386 pages | 50 B/W Illus.

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Edited by the president of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry and featuring an international list of world-renown contributors, Schizophrenia, Second Edition provides psychiatrists, neurologists, and psychologists with a comprehensive handbook on the latest schizophrenia research and management from diagnosis through treatment.

New features in this user-friendly Second Edition:

  • Two-thirds new content, including 20 chapter additions
  • detailed coverage of interviewing, symptomatology evaluation, and cognitive assessment strategies to ensure accurate differential diagnosis
  • An in-depth discussion of both pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatment options
  • A section on the neurobiology of schizophrenia, covering the latest in genetic and epigenetic factors, brain abnormalities, neuroimaging, biochemical alterations, and social cognition
  • Treatment options for management of the disease, including treatment of the first schizophrenic episode, pharmacogenetic approaches, comparative efficacy of older vs. new antipsychotic medication, managing side-effects, psychosocial and cognitive rehabilitation, psychotherapy, and rehabilitation strategies

Table of Contents

Diagnosis and Psychopathology

Schizophrenia: Historical roots and brief review of recent research developments

Costas N Stefanis and Nick C Stefanis

Epidemiology and gender

Johannes Wancata, Marion Freidl, and Annemarie Unger

Interviewing the patient with schizophrenia

Florence Thibaut

Evaluation of symptomatology on schizophrenia

Julio Bobes, Maria P Garcia-Portilla, Pilar A Saiz, and Manuel Bousoño

Clinical characteristics of first-episode schizophrenia

Lisa P Henry, Patrick D McGorry, Meredith G Harris, and Paul Amminger

Schizophrenia: Differential diagnosis and comorbidities

Carlo A Altamura, Filippo Dragogna, Sara Pozzoli, and Massimo C Mauri

Neurocognition and schizophrenia

Gabriele Sachs


Genetic and epigenetic factors in schizophrenia

Alexandra Schosser and Peter McGuffin

Brain abnormalities in schizophrenia

Bernhard Bogerts, Johann Steiner and Hans-Gert Bernstein

Imaging in schizophrenia

Wiepke Cahn, Neeltje EM van Haren, and Rene S Kahn

Biochemical alterations in schizophrenia

Birte Yding Glenthoj, Lars V Kristiansen, Hans Rasmussen, and Bob Oranje

Dopamine dysregulation in the brain network of decision-making: Can this explain the psychopathology of schizophrenia?

Seyed M Assadi, Murat Yücel, and Christos Pantelis

Neuropsychological markers and social cognition in schizophrenia

Jonathan Burns

Pharmacological Treatment Strategies

An update of meta-analyses on second-generation antipsychotic drugs for schizophrenia

Stefan Leucht, Caroline Corves, Werner Kissling, and John M Davis

Maintenance pharmacotherapy in schizophrenia

Siegfried Kasper, Elena Akimova, Martin Fink, and Rupert Lanzenberger

Evaluation and medication therapy for treatment resistance in schizophrenia

Robert R Conley

First episode schizophrenia: Considerations on the timing, selection, and duration of antipsychotic therapies

Brian J Miller and Peter F Buckley

Pharmacological profile and pharmacogenetic approaches of antipsychotics

Min-Soo Lee and Hun Soo Chang

Side effect burden of antipsychotic medication

Hans-Jürgen Möller and Michael Riedel

Nonpharmacological Treatment

Rehabilitation in schizophrenia: Social skills training and cognitive remediation

Joseph Ventura and Lisa H Guzik

Evidence-based psychosocial interventions for schizophrenia

Eric Granholm and Catherine Loh

Transcultural psychiatry and schizophrenia

Thomas Stompe

Electroconvulsive therapy in schizophrenia

Georgios Petrides and Raphael J Braga

Schizophrenia and Society

Schizophrenia and stigma: Old problems, new challenges

Marina P Economou, Nick C Stefanis, and George N Papadimitriou

Patient rights: Ethics and the clinical care of patients with schizophrenia

Evan G DeRenzo, Steve Peterson, Jack Schwartz

Alexis Jeannotte, and Steve Selinger

Genetic counseling in schizophrenia

Dimitris G Dikeos, Evangelos Vassos, and George N Papadimitriou

Violence in schizophrenia: Risk factors and assessment

John Rabun and Susan Boyer

Economic evaluation and schizophrenia

Martin Knapp and Denise Razzouk

Transcultural aspects of schizophrenia and old-age schizophrenia

Tarek Okasha and Ahmed Okasha

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Neurology
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General