Comprehensive Care of Schizophrenia: A Textbook of Clinical Management

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Jeffrey A. Lieberman, Robin M. Murray
Oxford University Press, Apr 19, 2012 - Medical - 448 pages
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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 who care 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 of treatments, 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 delves into 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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Contents

1 Course and Outcome of Schizophrenia
1
Implications for Treatment
17
3 Diagnosis and Management of Child and Adolescent Onset Schizophrenia
37
4 Detection and Management of Early Psychosis
51
5 Pharmacologic Treatment of Schizophrenia
77
6 Treatment of Chronic and Treatmentresistant Schizophrenia
139
7 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis
171
8 Rehabilitative Therapies
182
12 Understanding and Managing Violence in Schizophrenia
262
13 Schizophrenia and Substance Abuse
291
14 Managing Medical Comorbidity in Schizophrenia
310
15 Clinical Interactions with Patients and Families
342
16 Gender and Schizophrenia
357
17 Genetic Factors in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Schizophrenia
378
18 Economic Factors in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Schizophrenia
393
19 Firstperson Accounts
407

9 Community Treatments for People with Schizophrenia
199
10 Assessment and Management of Medication Nonadherence in Schizophrenia
219
11 Clinical Management of Suicidal Behavior in Schizophrenia
244

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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, University of London, in London, UK.

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