Find your perfect holiday reading
Psychology & Schizophrenia (Hardback)
  • Psychology & Schizophrenia (Hardback)
zoom

Psychology & Schizophrenia (Hardback)

(editor)
£157.00
Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 01/09/2006
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling psychosis, which is an impairment of thinking in which the interpretation of reality is abnormal. Psychosis is a symptom of a disordered brain. Approximately 1 percent of the population world-wide develops schizophrenia during their lifetime. Although schizophrenia affects men and women with equal frequency, the disorder often appears earlier in men, usually in the late teens or early twenties, than in women, who are generally affected in the twenties to early thirties. People with schizophrenia often suffer symptoms such as hearing internal voices not heard by others, or believing that other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. The current evidence concerning the causes of schizophrenia is a mosaic. It is quite clear that multiple factors are involved. These include changes in the chemistry of the brain, changes in the structure of the brain, and genetic factors. Viral infections and head injuries may also play a role. New molecular tools and modern statistical analyses are allow focusing in on particular genes that might make people more susceptible to schizophrenia by affecting, for example, brain development or neurotransmitter systems governing brain functioning. State-of-the-art imaging techniques are being used to study the living brain. They have recently revealed specific, subtle abnormalities in the structure and function of the brains of patients with schizophrenia. In other imaging studies, early biochemical changes that may precede the onset of disease symptoms have been noted, prompting examination of the neural circuits that are most likely to be involved in producing those symptoms. This book presents the newest in-depth research from around the world on schizophrenia.

Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9781594548673
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 762 g
Dimensions: 180 x 260 x 23 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Added to basket
Dibs in Search of Self
Added to basket
The Undiscovered Self
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
Schizophrenia
Added to basket
£33.99
Paperback
Doctoring the Mind
Added to basket
The Divided Self
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Myth of Mental Illness
Added to basket
Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Asperger's Syndrome
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Cracked
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Madness Explained
Added to basket
Help for the Helper
Added to basket
Madness
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.