ISBN-13: 978-1585624010

Essentials of Schizophrenia 1st Edition

by Jeffrey A. Lieberman (Author), T. Scott Stroup (Author), Diana O. Perkins (Author)

Schizophrenia remains a common and frequently disabling illness that poses enormous challenges for affected individuals, their families, mental health care providers, healthcare systems, and society at large. However, advances in the understanding of the causes of schizophrenia and its pathophysiology, and development of new evidence-based treatment approaches, provide hope for the future. Essentials of Schizophrenia was written by clinicians and researchers to be a singular resource that puts the many misconceptions of this prototypical disorder into perspective. An eminent roster of experts provide the latest clinically relevant information on the cause, nature, and treatment of schizophrenia in a succinct, accessible format. The authors shed light on the most challenging disorder psychiatrists and mental health care professionals face in a clinical setting. An important reference tool for anyone in the field of psychiatric medicine and mental health care, this text is destined to serve as a dependable source of knowledge for the future generation of clinicians, trainees, and students.