By Robert W Buchanan and
Shôn W Lewis
104 pages, 52 illustrations
£15.00 (Free UK Delivery!)
Written by experts of international standing, this is a concise, critical and clinically orientated review of the current understanding of this distressing disorder and its management. This expanded third edition covers what is new and promising in the understanding of risk factors and of cognitive and brain deficits. It also reviews new drug and non-drug treatment strategies and considers the prospects these hold for better clinical and social outcomes.
This practical and accessible book will serve perfectly to refresh and update the knowledge of the family physician, psychiatrist in training, mental health nurse and medical student.
A brief history; Symptoms and diagnosis; Epidemiology; Genetics; Developmental theories and environmental factors; Neuroanatomy and structural imaging; Neuropsychology and functional imaging; Neurochemistry; Pharmacological treatment; Psychosocial interventions and non-drug treatments; Early intervention
'This book is precise and concise ... [it] deals with difficult scientific concepts and breaks them down into plain English. The book is well written and illustrated and will broaden your your understanding of schizophrenia.' Talamadge Rogalla, Somerset, UK, on amazon.co.uk (5-star review), 21st November 2005
'This small book is indeed remarkable. It does offer Fast Facts about schizophrenia, and for a person who needs to know much about the disorder, and needs to know it quickly, this is the book.' World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders, 2007
‘Any clinician who needs to keep up to date in schizophrenia should read and refer to this book’. Doody’s Review (of second edition)
Robert W Buchanan
Chief, Outpatient Research Program, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Shôn W Lewis
BSc MD FRCPsych, Professor of Adult Psychiatry, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK