Essentials of Schizophrenia 1st edition
Schizophrenia and schizophrenia-spectrum disorders remain common and frequently disabling illnesses that pose 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 research on treatment approaches is provided by Essentials of Schizophrenia 1st edition.
Much research is being done to develop new methods of diagnostic assessment, new treatments, and ultimately the discovery of the causes and cures of schizophrenia. While author awaits these breakthroughs, there is much that can be done to improve the lives and outcomes of patients with mental illness by applying existing knowledge and making evidence-based treatments available.
The Essentials of Schizophrenia 1st edition textbook author edited, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Schizophrenia, published in 2006, is a comprehensive resource on schizophrenia.Although recent research has clarified that the antipsychotic medications currently available have many shortcomings, we know even more about how best to deploy these essential treatments.
Increasingly we know that psychosocial treatments are critical to optimal outcomes, including recovery.
Research demonstrating that untreated psychosis and delays in seeking treatment are associated with poorer outcomes has led to new initiatives in Australia, the United States, and elsewhere to promote earlier detection of
psychosis and to intervene promptly and comprehensively. This extremely practical work may have a tremendous yield.
This essential of Schizophrenia 1st edition book focuses on the clinical essentials of schizophrenia, including epidemiology, manifestations of illness, comorbidities, and treatment strategies. The author has assembled chapters by an eminent roster of experts who provide the latest clinically relevant information. The author is grateful to these experts for their outstanding contributions. The author hopes that this volume will serve as an essential source of knowledge and resource for clinicians, trainees, and students who seek to help people with schizophrenia and their families.