Clinical Manual for Treatment of Schizophrenia

Editor : John Lauriello, Editor : Stefano Pallanti

Clinical Manual for Treatment of Schizophrenia

Book Details

  • Publisher : American Psychiatric Publishing
  • Published : 2011
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 510
  • Category :
    Clinical Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 33183
  • ISBN 13 : 9781585623945
  • ISBN 10 : 1585623946
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The Clinical Manual for the Treatment of Schizophrenia provides a wide-ranging, empirically based review of assessment and treatment issues in schizophrenia, offered from a multicultural and supremely patient-centered perspective.

The following features reflect the care taken in developing this manual, as well as the inclusive nature of the contents:

- The initial chapter offers a thorough introduction to the disease - its history, etiology, epidemiology, risk factors, and social aspects - seen through the lens of a case study. The chapter ends with an overview of the diagnostic process, allowing the reader to place what follows into context.

- The basic science underlying schizophrenia is explained next, with coverage of biological markers; brain structure, function, and cytology; the dopamine and glutamate hypotheses; and the neurodevelopmental model of the disease.

- The chapter on clinical assessment focuses on making the differential diagnosis according to established criteria, with emphasis on a person-oriented approach that takes into account early trauma, stressful events, and the subjective well-being of the patient.

- Subsequent chapters explore cognition, comorbidity, substance abuse, and treatment-resistant symptoms in schizophrenia.

- Finally, chapters on the pharmacological and psychosocial treatment of schizophrenia compare and contrast these approaches, ensuring that the reader is completely up-to-date and knowledgeable about available treatment options.

Clinicians who work with schizophrenic patients in a variety of settings - from private practice to emergency departments--will benefit from the scholarship and experience of this manual's astute and insightful authors.

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