Contains guidelines and recommendations-in tabular form for quick reference-on patient evaluation and optimal treatment for long-term care!
Based on evidence from recent systematic clinical research studies, this comprehensive reference provides the latest information on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of schizophrenia-highlighting modern diagnostic tools and current therapeutic advances for the prevention of hallucinations, thought disorganization, and negative symptoms.
Emphasizes family education and psychoeducation, and community-centered treatments for patient rehabilitation and adherence to management programs!
With consideration of the chronic nature of the disease, Schizophrenia details
the effect of substance abuse and drug dependence on rehabilitation and treatment
second-generation antipsychotic drugs, including olanzapine, quetiapine, risperiodone, and ziprasidone
contemporary strategies to prevent depression and suicide
patterns of patient compliance and noncompliance
violence and forensic hospitalization
With over 600 useful references, Schizophrenia is an essential source for psychiatrists and psychopharmacologists, clinical neurologists and neuropsychopharmacologists, psychologists, primary care physicians, social workers, nurses, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.
Table of Contents
ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS
Interviewing the Patient with Schizophrenia
C. Peter Rosenbaum
Symptom Clusters in Schizophrenia
William O. Faustman and Shelley Fleming Ficek
Differential Diagnosis of Schizophrenia
Del D. Miller and Susan K. Schultz
Cognitive Assessment in Schizophrenia Patients
Anne L. Hoff
Laboratory Tests to Aid in the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia
Jose Mathews and John G. Csernansky
Treatment of Acute Psychotic Episodes
Michael D. Jibson and Rajiv Tandon
Maintenance Treatment for Schizophrenia Patients
John G. Csernansky
Management of Treatment-Refractory Patients
Robert R. Conley
Psychosocial and Cognitive Rehabilitation
Antipsychotic-Drug Side Effects: Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention
Gary Remington, Shitij Kapur, and Robert Zipursky
SPECIAL MANAGEMENT ISSUES
Violence and Forensic Issues in Schizophrenia
John Rabun and Susan K. Boyer
Impact of Substance Abuse and Dependence on Patients with Schizophrenia
Collins E. Lewis
Family Education: A Guide for Developing a Program
Schizophrenia from the Life-Cycle Perspective
John Lauriello, William P. Horan, and Juan Bustillo
…reads as a state-of-the-art review of where we are, what to do, and where to go.
Anyone interested in acquiring clinically practical knowledge about schizophrenia"…would be delighted with this book.
…deals with essential information regarding the etiology and clinical management of schizophrenia.
"-Journal of Clinical Psychiatry