Schizophrenia is a debilitating and serious medical illness that has a profound effect on the patient's life, as well as the lives of their immediate family, friends and carers. The symptoms and course of the illness vary considerably between individuals, making diagnosis and subsequent management a complex task for the clinician. Extensive research into the causes of schizophrenia and its treatment outcomes has resulted in a rapid pace of knowledge growth. Consequently, advances in treatment options and management of the condition have been substantial in recent years.This book, jointly written by two experienced researchers and clinicians, aims to bring together all the latest research and current best practice in one easy-reference handbook for the busy clinician. The book is written concisely, with accompanying full-color illustrations to help explain more difficult concepts. Case studies enable the reader to explore real-life patients and review their care plans with commentary from the authors. Finally, an excellent reference list allows the interested reader to gather further information on specific topics for themselves. The book is full of new information and clinical pearls, written in a condensed, pocket-book format. This new book will be a valuable resource for the clinician and encourage a better understanding and appropriate management of schizophrenia patients.
- Limba : Engleza
- Cuprins : Introduction and background - What is schizophrenia? - Presentation and natural history of schizophrenia Epidemiology - Who gets schizophrenia? - How many people have schizophrenia? Aetiology and diagnosis - What causes schizophrenia? - What are the genes doing? - Genetic models - The future for molecular genetic epidemiology - Environmental risk factors Prevention Some history of the clinical concept and other thoughts about schizophrenia - Dementia praecox - Schizophrenia - Problems with categorical definitions and operational criteria Treatment - Typical and atypical antipsychotics - what's in a name? - Typical antipsychotics - Atypical antipsychotic medications - Non-pharmacological management Management - Acute psychosis - First-episode psychosis - Maintenance therapy - Treatment-refractory schizophrenia - Co-morbidities - Future developments Case studies
- Data Publicarii : 12 Jun 2006
- Format : Paperback
- Numar pagini : 128
- ISBN : 9780443102509