Schizophrenia and Psychotic Spectrum Disorders

ISBN : 9780199378067

S. Charles Schulz; Michael Foster Green; Katharine J. Nelson
400 Pages
178 x 254 mm
Pub date
Jun 2016
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Schizophrenia and Psychotic Spectrum Disorders aims to engage young caregivers in psychiatry, psychology, nursing and social work so that they will be able to become well informed about this significant-and at times confusing-illness. Because schizophrenia is considered to be one of the most complicated and severe psychiatric disorders, this book has the goal of summarizing key issues of the illness, such as its presentation, frequency and age of onset, and diagnostic characteristics. It also contains informative chapters about the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, ranging from brain development issues, genetics, and likely abnormalities in neurotransmitters. This book will give young professionals and those joining the field an excellent and accessible background to treatment. In this area, Schizophrenia and Psychotic Spectrum Disorders provides a comprehensive approach to diagnosis, treatment initiation, strategies for non-response, approaches of therapy, and importantly, ways to provide family therapy and support.


Section 1: Background and Phenomenology
Chapter 1: Overview of Schizophrenia and Treatment Approaches
Matthew Kruse and S. Charles Schulz
Chapter 2: Clinical diagnosis and differential diagnosis of schizophrenia
Oliver Freudenreich
Chapter 3: Epidemiology and Risk Factors Influencing Schizophrenia
Eric A. Epping and Donald W. Black
Chapter 4: The Psychosis Prodrome and Its Implications
Patrick D. McGorry and Sherilyn Goldstone
Chapter 5: Schizophrenia in Children and Adolescents
Carolyn Howell, Krista Baker, and Robert Findling
Chapter 6: Psychoticism Due to Personality Disorders or Stress-Related Phenomena
Jonathan Homans and Katharine J. Nelson
Chapter 7: Cognitive Processes in Schizophrenia
Naomi T. Tabak and Michael F. Green

Section 2: Pathophysiology and Future Outlook
Chapter 8: Genetics of Schizophrenia
Amanda B. Zheutlin, Rebecca Fortgang, and Tyrone D. Cannon
Chapter 9: Neuroimaging in Schizophrenia
Suzanne Jasberg and Kelvin O. Lim
Chapter 10: The Role of Neurotransmitters in Schizophrenia
Kathryn M. Gill and Anthony A. Grace
Chapter 11: The Role of Neuropeptides in Schizophrenia
Wanlop Atsariyasing and Morris Goldman
Chapter 12: Brain Structural Abnormalities and Animal Models of Schizophrenia: A Neurodevelopmental Perspective
S. Hossein Fatemi, Timothy D. Folsom, and Afshan Anjum

Section 3: Treatment
Chapter 13: Medication Treatment Strategies for Psychosis
Philip G. Janicak and Kumail Hussain
Chapter 14: Factors Influencing Adherence to Treatment Plans
Dawn I. Velligan
Chapter 15: Overview of Cognitive Remediation in Schizophrenia
Ian S. Ramsay, Tasha M. Nienow, and Angus W. Macdonald III
Chapter 16: Family Psychoeducation
Alex Kopelowicz
Chapter 17: Suicide and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
Ryan Coon and S. Charles Schulz
Chapter 18: Emergency Management of the Aggressive and Violent Patient
Stephen Miller, Matthew Kruse, and Robert Haight
Chapter 19: Vocational Rehabilitation and Recovery
Morris D. Bell
Chapter 20: Stigma and Its Impact On Schizophrenia and Related Disorders
Sue Abderholden, Laura Pientka, and S. Charles Schulz

About the author: 

S. Charles Schulz, MD, began his career in Schizophrenia Research at NIMH and began the Schizophrenia Program at Medical College of Virginia. He became Director of Schizophrenia Branch at NIMH and cofounded the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. He has been Department Chair at Case Western Reserve University and University of Minnesota.; Michael F. Green, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Director of the Veterans Administration (VA) Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) on Enhancing Community Integration for Homeless Veterans. Dr. Green directs a laboratory (greenlab.npih.ucla.edu) that has explored the relationship between cognitive and social cognitive impairments in schizophrenia and activities of daily living, as well as the neural mechanisms of cognitive and social cognitive dysfunction.; Katharine J. Nelson, MD, is certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and serves as Vice Chair for Education and Program Director of the Psychiatry Residency in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Nelson practices inpatient psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Dr. Nelson is an Honors graduate of the University of Minnesota-Morris, and received her medical degree and psychiatry residency training from the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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