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2nd Edition


ISBN 9781420080049
Published September 30, 2009 by CRC Press
400 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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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