Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Patients, and Providers

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Harper Collins, 28.03.2006. - 576 страница

Since its first publication in 1983, Surviving Schizophrenia has become the standard reference book on the disease and has helped thousands of patients, their families and mental health professionals. In clear language, this much–praised and important book describes the nature, causes, symptoms, treatment and course of schizophrenia and also explores living with it from both the patient and the family's point of view. This new, completely updated fifth edition includes the latest research findings on what causes the disease as well as information about the newest drugs for treatment and answers to the questions most often asked by families, consumers and providers.

 

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Alterations of the Senses
4
Delusions and Hallucinations
25
Changes in Emotions
40
Recommended Further Reading
59
Delusional Disorders
67
Manicdephrenia
74
Psychosis Caused by Street Drugs
80
Psychosis Caused by Head Trauma
87
Sex Pregnancy and AIDS
281
Assisted Treatment
298
Suicide
311
The Importance of Education
327
Effects of Schizophrenia on Siblings Children and Spouses
341
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
355
Should People with Schizophrenia Drive Vehicles?
361
Why Do Some Adopted Children Develop Schizophrenia?
367

Recommended Further Reading
93
Childhood Schizophrenia
99
Ten Years Later
105
The Recovery Model
113
The Normal Brain
119
What Parts of the Brain Are Affected?
130
Nutritional Theories
144
How to Find a Good Doctor
157
Voluntary and Involuntary
166
Services for Children
181
TMS and VNS
194
SecondGeneration Antipsychotics
214
Which Antipsychotic Should You Try? The Bottom Line
229
Drug Prices and the Use of Generics
242
THE REHABILITATION OF SCHIZOPHRENIA
250
Medical and Dental Care
265
Schizophrenia in the Movies
373
Schizophrenia in Literature
382
Schizophrenia Creativity and Famous People
389
Recommended Further Reading
397
DIMENSIONS OFTHE DISASTER
404
Do Some Groups Have More Schizophrenia Than Others?
410
A Cradle for Catastrophe
417
What Is the Cost of Schizophrenia?
424
ISSUES FOR ADVOCATES
430
NIMH and Research Funding
439
How to Organize for Advocacy
450
An Annotated List of the Best and
453
Useful Web sites on Schizophrenia
474
Index
521
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О аутору (2006)

E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., is a research psychiatrist specializing in schizophrenia and manic-depressive illness. He is currently the associate director for laboratory research of the Stanley Medical Research Institute, president of the Treatment Advocacy Center, and professor of psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

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