Searching for the Causes of Schizophrenia

Searching for the Causes of Schizophrenia

Hardback Oxford Medical Publications

By (author) Eve C. Johnstone

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 143 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 230mm x 13mm | 369g
  • Publication date: 1 June 1994
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 019262296X
  • ISBN 13: 9780192622969
  • Illustrations note: frontispiece, 1 halftone, line figures, tables, bibliography

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This survey gives an account of recent progress and the current state of knowledge in biological research on the condition of schizophrenia. It gives readers an indication of what it is like to work in this area and of the evidence on which current ideas on the pathogenesis and treatment of schizophrenia are based. It combines an assessment of the developments in biological research in schizophrenia over the last 20 years with a personal account of the author's experiences in providing clinical care and assessment for schizophrenic patients.

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Opportunities provided by the technological advances of the 1970s; Pharmacological studies; Questions and answers derived from the large clinical studies; The functional psychosis studies: what are the boundaries of schizophrenia?; Post-mortem studies of schizophrenia; The 1975-85 cohort: a 3-to-13-year follow-up study; Schizophrenia and the National Child Development Study; Additional fashionable themes in schizophrenia research; Current knowledge and future plans.