Schizophrenia: An overview and practical handbook by David John Kavanagh
Springer; Reprint of the original 1st ed. 1992 edition | January 1, 1992 | English | ISBN: 0412389002 | 464 pages | PDF | 17 MB
Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder currently undergoing a renaissance of scientific interest. This book summarizes current knowledge and details some of the recent developments.
Divided into three sections, it presents an overview of the disorder, including its features, social impact and aetiology; reviews methods of assessing the symptoms and disabilities of schizophrenia and examining the sufferer's social environment; and discusses a range of interventions, from pharmacological treatment to skill training for individuals and families. Issues that arise in planning services for sufferers and their families are also reviewed. All of the chapters focus on clinical practice and many include guides to assessment and practice. This handbook should be particularly useful in training health professionals in psychiatric/mental health services and general practice. It also aims to offer practitioners and researchers a comprehensive update on schizophrenia that is both easy to read and practical in its focus.