Comprehensive Care of Schizophrenia: A Textbook of Clinical Management

Paperback | March 8, 2012

EditorJeffrey A. Lieberman, Robin M. Murray

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The body of knowledge that we have accumulated about the causes and nature of schizophrenia is prodigious, and the repertoire of evidence-based treatments is substantial and increasing. Comprehensive Care of Schizophrenia distills this corpus into the essential information that clinicians whocare for persons with schizophrenia need to know. The second edition of the popular volume is thoroughly updated, offering new information on the advances in research and management since the first edition was published a decade ago. Chapters are streamlined to keep content as concise as possible, while key sections have been revised and expanded to include new information on drug therapy and advice on patient care. People with schizophrenia can suffer from multiple morbidities and disabilities, and thus may require a variety oftreatments, both pharmacological and psychosocial. To cover the complex and growing field of schizophrenia management, renowned psychiatrists Jeffrey Lieberman and Robin Murray have recruited a distinguished group of researchers, practitioners and consumers of mental health care. This guide delvesinto to all aspects of the clinical management of schizophrenia for both the health care professional who treats patients as well as the researcher interested in the advances made in the field and their clinical application.

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The body of knowledge that we have accumulated about the causes and nature of schizophrenia is prodigious, and the repertoire of evidence-based treatments is substantial and increasing. Comprehensive Care of Schizophrenia distills this corpus into the essential information that clinicians whocare for persons with schizophrenia need to ...

Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD, is Lawrence C. Kolb Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director at the New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York, New York. Robin M. Murray, MD, DSc, FRCPsych, is Professor of Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, Uni...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:March 8, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Contributors1. Course and Outcome of Schizophrenia2. Pathobiology of Schizophrenia: Implications for Treatment3. Diagnosis and Management of Child and Adolescent Onset Schizophrenia4. Detection and Management of Early Psychosis5. Pharmacologic Treatment of Schizophrenia6. Treatment of Chronic and Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia7. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis8. Rehabilitative Therapies9. Community Treatments for People with Schizophrenia10. Assessment and Management of Medication Nonadherence in Schizophrenia11. Clinical Management of Suicidal Behavior in Schizophrenia12. Understanding and Managing Violence in Schizophrenia13. Schizophrenia and Substance Abuse14. Managing Medical Comorbidity in Schizophrenia15. Clinical Interactions with Patients and Families16. Gender and Schizophrenia17. Genetic Factors in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Schizophrenia18. Economic Factors in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Schizophrenia19. First Person AccountsIndex