Fast Facts: Schizophrenia

Publication Year: 2015

Edition: 4th Ed.

Authors/Editor: Lewis, Shôn W.; Buchanan, Robert W.

Publisher: S. Karger

ISBN: 978-1-90-854160-4

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 84

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Written from an international perspective, this book refreshes and updates family physicians, psychiatrists in training, mental health nurses and medical students – in fact, all health professionals – who need to know about the disorder and need to know it quickly.

chizophrenia is a devastating disorder that starts in early life and can lead to lifelong disability. It is a major public health challenge for all cultures and all countries. Clinical practice must therefore focus on early intervention, optimal treatment, shared decision-making and long-term recovery.

In this highly readable resource, the authors cover the present state of knowledge about the neurobiology, diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia, including:

- Emerging evidence from genome-wide association studies for multiple susceptibility genes
- DSM-5 diagnostic criteria plus discussion of alternative classification systems
- Comprehensive review of drug and non-drug treatment strategies and how to improve adherence
- New management principles chapter that emphasizes the importance of coordinated multidisciplinary care
- Latest findings of structural and functional imaging studies.


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: S. Karger
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Lewis, Shôn W.; Buchanan, Robert W.
ISBN: 978-1-90-854160-4
Language: English
Edition: 4th Ed.
Pages: 120
Illustrations: 17
Year: 2015
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 84


Fast Facts: Schizophrenia

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