2nd Edition

Siegfried Kasper, George N. Papadimitriou

CRC Press
Published September 30, 2009
Reference - 386 Pages - 50 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420080049 - CAT# H8004
Series: Medical Psychiatry Series

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Edited by the president of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry and featuring an international list of world-renown contributors, Schizophrenia, Second Edition provides psychiatrists, neurologists, and psychologists with a comprehensive handbook on the latest schizophrenia research and management from diagnosis through treatment.

New features in this user-friendly Second Edition:

  • Two-thirds new content, including 20 chapter additions
  • detailed coverage of interviewing, symptomatology evaluation, and cognitive assessment strategies to ensure accurate differential diagnosis
  • An in-depth discussion of both pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatment options
  • A section on the neurobiology of schizophrenia, covering the latest in genetic and epigenetic factors, brain abnormalities, neuroimaging, biochemical alterations, and social cognition
  • Treatment options for management of the disease, including treatment of the first schizophrenic episode, pharmacogenetic approaches, comparative efficacy of older vs. new antipsychotic medication, managing side-effects, psychosocial and cognitive rehabilitation, psychotherapy, and rehabilitation strategies


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