This is the first book to address the clinical and neurobiological interface between schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). There is growing evidence that obsessive-compulsive symptoms in schizophrenia are prevalent, persistent and characterized by a distinct pattern of familial inheritance, neurocognitive deficits and brain activation. This text provides guidelines for differential diagnosis of schizophrenic patients with obsessive-compulsive symptoms, and patients with primary OCD alongside poor insight, psychotic features or schizotypal personality. Written by a leading expert in the coexistence of obsessive-compulsive and schizophrenic phenomena, Schizo-Obsessive Disorder uses numerous case studies to present diagnostic guidelines and to describe a recommended treatment algorithm, demystifying this complex disorder and aiding its effective management. The book is essential reading for psychiatrists, neurologists and the wider range of multidisciplinary mental health practitioners.
- Electronic book text
- 02 Jan 2013
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 11 b/w illus. 40 tables
Table of contents
Foreword; Preface; 1. Schizophrenia and OCD: comparative characteristics; 2. Obsessive-compulsive symptoms in schizophrenia: conceptual history; 3. Obsessive-compulsive symptoms in schizophrenia: epidemiological and clinical aspects; 4. Obsessive-compulsive symptoms in schizophrenia: psychopathological characteristics; 5. Obsessive-compulsive symptoms in schizophrenia: prodrome; 6. Obsessive-compulsive symptoms in schizophrenia: across life span; 7. OCD-spectrum disorders in schizophrenia; 8. Schizotypal OCD; 9. OCD with poor insight; 10. Neurobiology of schizo-obsessive disorder; 11. Treatment of schizophrenia with obsessive-compulsive symptoms; 12. Antipsychotic drug-induced obsessive-compulsive symptoms; 13. Conclusions and future directions; Index.
'... a welcomed addition among books dedicated to schizophrenia ... nicely written so as to appeal to the specialist in schizophrenia as well as to the general psychiatrist.' Peter F. Buckley, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
About Michael Poyurovsky
Michael Poyurovsky is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.