Schizophrenia : A Life-course Developmental Perspective

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This volume presents an overview of the current state of our knowledge regarding the life-course of individuals suffering from schizophrenia. Some of the chapters address the developmental precursors of the clinical onset and course of the disorders, including its manifestation in geriatric patients. The book takes a novel approach to schizophrenia in that it features the entire developmental course if the disorder, and emphasizes the importance of elucidating the developmental course in order to generate valid etiological models.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 331 pages
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0127320806
  • 9780127320809

Table of contents

Research on life-span development in schizophrenia, E. F. Walker. Part 1 Perinatal factors and infancy: genetic and perinatal factors in the etiology of schizophrenia, T. D. Cannon, C. E. Barr, S. A. Mednick; neurobehavioural development of infants at risk for schizophrenia, S. Hans, J. Marcus; early social and affective development of schizophrenics' offspring, S. H. Goodman. Part 2 Childhood and adolescence: childhood-onset schizophrenia - developmental perspective schizophrenia disorders, J. R. Asarnow, R. F. Asarnow, N. Hornstein, A. Russel; the prediction of psychiatric disorders in late adolescence, L. Winters, B. Cornblatt, L. Erlenmeyer-Kimling; cognitive and linguistic functions of adolescent children at risk for schizophrenia, P. D. Harvey; longitudinal studies of premorbid development of adult schizophrenics, N. F. Watt, C. Saiz. Part 3 Adulthood - the onset and course of clinical symtoms: ontogenetic implications of sex differences in schizophrenia, R. R. J. Lewine; emotion and attachment in families of schizophrenics - the struggle for recovery, J. A. Doane; late-onset schizophrenia, R. Yassa; ageing and schizophrenia - a possible beneficial interaction, C. M. harding. Part 4 Developmental conceptualizations of schizophrenia: the development of liability to schizophrenia - early and late developmental models, M. Pogue-Geile; developmental trajectories in schizophrenia - elucidating divergent pathways, E. F. Walker, D. M. Davis, L. A. Gottlieb, J. Weistein.
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