400 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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

    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


    Bernard Fried, Bernard Sherma