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    DescriptionSchizophrenia is the archetypal form of madness. Schizophrenia is a common disorder and has a devastating effect on sufferers and their families-patients typically hear voices in their heads and hold bizarre beliefs. The schizophrenic patient presented to the public in sensational press reports and lurid films bears little resemblance to reality of the illness. This book describes what schizophrenia is really like, how the illness progresses, and the treatments that have been applied. It also summarizes the most up-to-date knowledge available about the biological bases of this disorder. Finally it attempts to give some idea of what it is like to have schizophrenia and what this disorder tells us about the relationship between mind and brain. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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    Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Frith, By (author) Eve C. Johnstone
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 173 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 169 g
    ISBN 13: 9780192802217
    ISBN 10: 0192802216

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    DC22: 616.898
    Abridged Dewey: 616
    LC classification: RC, RC514
    BIC subject category V2: JMP
    BISAC V2.8: PSY022000
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    numerous halftones
    Oxford University Press
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    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    25 September 2003
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    Author Information
    Eve C. Johnstone MD, FRCP, FRCPsych is Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Edinburgh. In addition to an extensive clinical practice she conducts large scale research on all aspects of schizophrenia designed to improve treatment and identify risk factors. She has published over 300 scientific papers and among other books, is senior editor of the Companion to Psychiatry Studies (Harcourt, Brace, 1998) and Schizophrenia: Concepts and Clinical management CUP, 1999.
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    a short but mind-expanding book Philip Graetzel, Focus
    Table of contents
    1. CASE STUDIES PAST AND PRESENT ; 2. The concept of schizophrenia ; 3. Intellectual functioning in schizophrenia ; 4. SCHIZOPHRENIA AND DRUGS ; 5. Biological factors ; 6. Environmental factors ; 7. UNDERSTANDING THE SYMPTOMS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA ; 8. The importance of schizophrenia