Schizophrenia and Related Syndromes (Paperback)P.J. McKenna (author)
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This new edition of Schizophrenia and Related Syndromes has been thoroughly updated and revised to provide an authoritative overview of the subject, including new chapters on the neurodevelopmental hypothesis, cognitive neuropsychology, and schizophrenia and personality.
Peter McKenna guides the reader through a vast amount of literature on schizophrenia plus related syndromes such as paranoia and schizoaffective disorder, providing detailed and in-depth, but highly readable, accounts of the key areas of research. The book describes the clinical features of schizophrenia and its causes and treatment, covering subjects such as:Aetiological factors in schizophreniaThe neurodevelopmental theory of schizophreniaNeuroleptic drug treatmentParaphrenia and paranoiaChildhood schizophrenia, autism and Asperger's syndrome
Schizophrenia and Related Syndromes will prove invaluable for psychiatrists and clinical psychologists in training and in practice. It will also be a useful guide for mental health professionals and researchers working in related fields.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 536
Weight: 816 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 28 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"In these days of multi-author, interactive, downloadable, upgradeable data-dumps, it is an almost unique pleasure to sit down and take in a coherent piece of scholarship like this book. Gradually an epic story unfolds. It is a mystery, a tragedy, and not without its comedy. It is wholly satisfying and yet leaves you wanting more." - Anthony David, Institute of Psychiatry, UK
"If descriptive psychiatry has gained a renewed sense of respect in recent years it owes it to books like this, which present a scholarly and sceptical piece of scientific knowledge while giving readers the sense of a novel in schizophrenia literature by unfolding the mystery of this disorder... In particular, psychiatrists and clinical psychologists as well as the trainees in these professions can use this book as a comprehensive guide to the world of schizophrenia." - Patapia-Maria Tzotzoli, Journal of Mental Health, Vol. 17, No. 3, June 2008