The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Schizophrenia

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Schizophrenia

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Although there are many books that consider aspects of schizophrenia such as research or clinical care, now there is a single resource that puts the many facets of this widely misunderstood disorder in perspective. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Schizophrenia offers broad coverage that encompasses the current state of knowledge the cause, nature, and treatment of schizophrenia. Experts in a wide range of disciplines from North America and Europe have contributed chapters that address the complexity of schizophrenia in a comprehensive volume on this singularly perplexing mental illness. No disorder is more challenging to psychiatrists and mental health care providers than schizophrenia, a condition that robs people of their personality and intellect and leaves them permanently disabled. This book leads readers through the maze of questions surrounding the disorder, from historical overview and epidemiology to consideration of comorbid conditions. It covers both genetic and environmental causes, describes all of the leading theories of schizophrenia -- neurodevelopmental, neurochemical, phospholipid, and neuroprogressive -- and explores the involvement of abnormal brain circuitry and the results of the latest neuroimaging studies. For practicing clinicians, the topics covered represent the most essential, timely, and informative insights for treating this most prototypic of mental illnesses:  Approaching cognitive impairment as a potential psychopharmacological target for treatment, plus treatment strategies for improving functioning in individuals with social or vocational impairment. An overview of selected antipsychotic drugs -- including common side effects -- as well as antianxiety/hypnotics, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and dopamine agonists. A review of current proven psychosocial interventions designed to augment and complement drug therapy, highlighting the trend toward optimizing patient preference in the choice of treatment modality. Keys to early identification of individuals vulnerable to psychoses and to assessing the potential for intervention with the promise of treatment earlier in life.  Optimal treatment approaches for first episodes -- including individual, group, and family therapies -- to increase the likelihood of full recovery. Special considerations for treatment of chronic schizophrenia, addressing frequently asked questions faced by psychiatrists in their daily encounters with patients. While its causes and cure remain elusive, schizophrenia can be better understood with the help of the authoritative knowledge collected in these pages. Squarely confronting a disease that has long afflicted and baffled human society, this textbook will serve as a dependable source of knowledge for a generation of students, scientists, and clinicians to come.show more

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  • Hardback | 453 pages
  • 213.36 x 281.94 x 35.56mm | 1,678.28g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 37 Tables, unspecified; 42 Line drawings, unspecified; 8 Illustrations, color; 3 Halftones, black and white
  • 1585621919
  • 9781585621910

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I was delighted to see this book arrive. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Schizophrenia will serve as the authoritative source on schizophrenia for mental health clinicians and will be a key resource for those interested in schizophrenia research. The text, spanning over 400 pages, reflects advances in both the neuroscience and the treatment of schizophrenia. From neurodevelopment to neurodegeneration, and even to the delivery of care in public sector services, the textbook covers the essentials of schizophrenia in a balanced and remarkably comprehensive manner. * Psychiatric Times * The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Schizophrenia is a landmark volume. It is an excellent didactic and reference work in this topical area, and it will serve as an invaluable resource to basic scientists and applied clinical professionals with an interest in all aspects of schizophrenia research for many years to come. * PsycCRITIQUES * All [chapters] are interesting and informative, and all present literature reviews which will be valuable to teachers, students, and, in some cases, investigators. Perhaps the best thumbnail sketches of the realities confronted by public health officials, case managers, and clinicians are the chapters on epidemiology, social/vocational impairments (including the sole reference to stigmatization), and the psychosocial therapies. * The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease *show more

About Jeffrey A. Lieberman

Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D., is Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University; Director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute; Director of the Lieber Center for Schizophrenia Research; and Psychiatrist-in-Chief at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.T. Scott Stroup, M.D., M.P.H., is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Diana O. Perkins, M.D., M.P.H., is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill.show more

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Now there is a single resource that puts the many facets of a widely misunderstood disorder in perspective. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Schizophrenia offers broad coverage that encompasses the current state of knowledge of its cause, nature, and treatment. Experts from North America and Europe address the complexity of schizophrenia in a comprehensive volume that leads readers from historical overview and epidemiology to consideration of comorbid conditions. It covers genetic and environmental causes, describes leading theories of schizophrenia, and explores the involvement of abnormal brain circuitry and the results of the latest neuroimaging studies. As a guide to clinical practice, the book offers timely and informative guidelines for approaching cognitive impairment as a potential psychopharmacological target for treatment, strategies for improving functioning in individuals with social or vocational impairment, an overview of antipsychotic drugs, and a review of proven psychosocial interventions. Clinicians will also find keys to early identification of individuals vulnerable to psychoses, therapeutic approaches for first episodes, and special considerations for treatment of chronic schizophrenia. Squarely confronting this baffling disease, this textbook will serve as a dependable source of knowledge for students, scientists, and clinicians alike.show more

Table of contents

ContributorsForewordPrefaceChapter 1. History of Schizophrenia and Its AntecedentsChapter 2. EpidemiologyChapter 3. GeneticsChapter 4. Prenatal and Perinatal Factors Chapter 5. Neurodevelopmental TheoriesChapter 6. Neurochemical TheoriesChapter 7. Phospholipids in SchizophreniaChapter 8. Neuroprogressive TheoriesChapter 9. Neuropathology and Neural Circuits Implicated in SchizophreniaChapter 10. Structural and Functional NeuroanatomyChapter 11. PsychopathologyChapter 12. Co-occurring Substance Use and Other Psychiatric DisordersChapter 13. Neurocognitive ImpairmentsChapter 14. Social Cognitive ImpairmentsChapter 15. Social and Vocational ImpairmentsChapter 16. Natural History and Predictors of Clinical CourseChapter 17. PharmacotherapiesChapter 18. Psychosocial TherapiesChapter 19. The ProdromeChapter 20. First EpisodeChapter 21. Treatment of Chronic SchizophreniaChapter 22. Nonpsychiatric Comorbid DisordersChapter 23. Treatment of Schizophrenia in the Public SectorIndexshow more