Schizophrenic Disorders:: Sense and Nonsense in Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment

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byLeighton C. Whitaker

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To correct the predominantly inadequate, and often harmful, diagnostic and treatment practices of schizophrenia, this work appraises the conceptualizations of both the schizophrenic person and the assessor. The contexts of appraisal include historical, sociological, political, and legal aspects; the methods range from the case study to the study of neural substrates. The conclusions are hopeful, and unsettling relative to the prevailing organic disease model and drug treatment.

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To correct the predominantly inadequate, and often harmful, diagnostic and treatment practices of schizophrenia, this work appraises the conceptualizations of both the schizophrenic person and the assessor. The contexts of appraisal include historical, sociological, political, and legal aspects; the methods range from the case stu...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:271 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:030644156X

ISBN - 13:9780306441561

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Phenomena and Their Conceptualization. Historical Overview: Myths and Facts. The Parameters of Assessment. The Narrative as Assessment: Biographies and Case Histories. Clinical Case History, Observation, and Interview. Structured Interviews and Diagnostic Systems. Psychological Tests. Assessment of Possible Neural Substrates A.E. Puente. Conceptualization of Schizophrenic Disorders. Treatment and Prevention. Legal and Legislative Considerations. Index.