First Episode Psychosis

First Episode Psychosis
Author: Katherine J. Aitchison,Robin M. Murray,Patrick J. R. Power,Eva M. Tsapakis
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1999-02-17
ISBN 10: 9781853174353
ISBN 13: 1853174351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Episode Psychosis Book Review:

The new edition of this popular handbook has been thoroughly updated to include the latest data concerning treatment of first-episode patients. Drawing from their experience, the authors discuss the presentation and assessment of the first psychotic episode and review the appropriate use of antipsychotic agents and psychosocial approaches in effective management.

Reducing Risks for Mental Disorders

Reducing Risks for Mental Disorders
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on Prevention of Mental Disorders
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 636
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN 10: 0309049393
ISBN 13: 9780309049399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reducing Risks for Mental Disorders Book Review:

The understanding of how to reduce risk factors for mental disorders has expanded remarkably as a result of recent scientific advances. This study, mandated by Congress, reviews those advances in the context of current research and provides a targeted definition of prevention and a conceptual framework that emphasizes risk reduction. Highlighting opportunities for and barriers to interventions, the book draws on successful models for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, injuries, and smoking. In addition, it reviews the risk factors associated with Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, alcohol abuse and dependence, depressive disorders, and conduct disorders and evaluates current illustrative prevention programs. The models and examination provide a framework for the design, application, and evaluation of interventions intended to prevent mental disorders and the transfer of knowledge about prevention from research to clinical practice. The book presents a focused research agenda, with recommendations on how to develop effective intervention programs, create a cadre of prevention researchers, and improve coordination among federal agencies.

Risk and Protective Factors in Schizophrenia

Risk and Protective Factors in Schizophrenia
Author: Heinz Häfner
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642575161
ISBN 13: 9783642575167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk and Protective Factors in Schizophrenia Book Review:

H. HAFNER Schizophrenia Research Unit, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany The present volume contains the lectures and invited discussions of the sympo sium on "Risk and protective factors in schizophrenia - towards a conceptual model of the disease process", which was held at the International Science Forum of the University of Heidelberg from October 25 to 27, 200l. They are supple mented by a "Summary and outlook", in which Peter Jones gives a brief overview of the results and perspectives featured in the presentations and discussions. The contributions and discussions reflect the open-minded and creative atmosphere at the meeting. The systematically structured program of the symposium continued the tradition of the Search for the Causes of Schizophrenia symposia, which were th started in 1986 on the occasion of the 600 anniversary of the University of Hei delberg and which are co-organized with Prof. Wagner Farid Gattaz/Sao Paulo. The aim of these symposia and their proceedings volumes [6,8-10] has been to reflect the state of the art in schizophrenia research at their time, and they have successfully done so. In contrast, the present symposium pursued a more lim ited objective and was of a different type. It brought together, around a large table at the International Science Forum in Heidelberg, 22 invited speakers and dis cussants and an equal number of young scientists working in the research fields in question, who were thus given an opportunity to listen and to participate.

Risk Factors for Psychosis

Risk Factors for Psychosis
Author: Andrew Thompson,Matthew Broome
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2020-02-22
ISBN 10: 0128132027
ISBN 13: 9780128132029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Factors for Psychosis Book Review:

Risk Factors for Psychosis: Paradigms, Mechanisms, and Prevention combines the related, but disparate research endeavors into a single text that considers all risk factors for psychosis, including biological, psychological and environmental factors. The book also introduces the ethics and current treatment evidence that attempts to ameliorate risk or reduce the number of individuals with risk factors developing a psychotic disorder. Finally, the book highlights new research paradigms that will further enhance the field in the future. Psychotic disorders affect more than 50 million people worldwide, creating a devastating effect on lives and causing major financial and emotional impact on families and on society as a whole. The search for risk factors for psychosis has developed rapidly over the past decades, invigorated by changes in the thinking about the malleability and treatability of psychotic disorders. The paradigms for investigating psychosis risk have developed, often in parallel, but there has been no book to date that has summarized and synthesized the current approaches. Integrates research from biological, psychological and environmental factors into a single resource Offers insight into at-risk paradigms, biomarkers, and the current state of research on treatment option for psychosis Presents a holistic and dynamic look at risk syndromes and how they can be measured through neuroimaging, neuropsychology and other methods

The Epidemiology of Schizophrenia

The Epidemiology of Schizophrenia
Author: Robin M. Murray,Peter B. Jones,Ezra Susser,Jim Van Os,Mary Cannon
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002-11-28
ISBN 10: 9781139439480
ISBN 13: 1139439480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An international team of leading researchers and clinicians here provide a comprehensive, epidemiological overview of this multi-faceted and still perplexing disorder, and address some of the key questions it raises. How important in the genetic contribution to schizophrenia? Do pregnancy and birth complications increase the risk for schizophrenia? Is the incidence of schizophrenia changing? Why is the rate higher among immigrants and in those born in cities? Controversial issues such as the validity of discrete or dimensional classifications of schizophrenia and the continuum between psychosis and 'normality' are explored in depth, and separate chapters are devoted to topics of particular relevance to schizophrenia such as suicide, violence and substance abuse. Finally, new prospects for treatment and prevention are considered. Drawing together the findings from social, genetic, developmental and classical epidemiology of schizophrenia, this text will prove an invaluable resource for clinicians and researchers.

Schizophrenia and Psychoses in Later Life

Schizophrenia and Psychoses in Later Life
Author: Carl I. Cohen,Paul D. Meesters
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN 10: 1108727778
ISBN 13: 9781108727778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schizophrenia and Psychoses in Later Life Book Review:

A state-of-the-art overview of schizophrenia and psychosis in later life, translating present-day knowledge into clinical practice.

The Impact of Risk Factors for Psychosis on the Dopamine System

The Impact of Risk Factors for Psychosis on the Dopamine System
Author: Tarik Dahoun
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1222798537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Women and Psychosis

Women and Psychosis
Author: Pamela Blake,April Collins,Mary Violette Seeman
Publsiher: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN 10: 9781770526358
ISBN 13: 1770526358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Psychosis Book Review:

"This guide explains what psychosis is, what the recovery process in like, especially for women, how psychosis affects family and friends and how a women with psychosis can manage her future."--

Endophenotypes and Genetic Risk Factors for Psychosis

Endophenotypes and Genetic Risk Factors for Psychosis
Author: Janneke Rozemarijn Zinkstok
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9789090223537
ISBN 13: 9090223533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Complex Connection between Cannabis and Schizophrenia

The Complex Connection between Cannabis and Schizophrenia
Author: Michael T. Compton,Marc Manseau
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2017-08-25
ISBN 10: 0128051833
ISBN 13: 9780128051832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complex Connection between Cannabis and Schizophrenia Book Review:

The Complex Connections between Cannabis and Schizophrenia provides an in-depth overview of the current state of research into the role that cannabis plays in schizophrenia, covering both the pathophysiological and the pharmacological implications. It addresses the epidemiology of cannabis use and the risks associated with its use, the biological aspects of the drug, its effects on the brain and the pharmacological possibilities of using cannabidiol to treat schizophrenia. It is the only book on the market devoted exclusively to examining the links between this very commonly used (and misused) drug and a specific set of devastating psychiatric illnesses, providing a comprehensive guide to our current understandings of this relationship. Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug globally, and is becoming increasingly decriminalized and even legalized worldwide. Among the numerous mental-health concerns related to the drug, there is mounting evidence of an intricate link between cannabis use and schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders. At the same time, there is promising evidence to suggest that cannabidiol, one of the many compounds found in cannabis that activates the brain’s cannabinoid receptors, could prove to be an effective antipsychotic to treat schizophrenia. Synthesizes existing knowledge about the confusing, but crucial, relationship between cannabis use and schizophrenia symptoms Provides a comprehensive overview of the neurobiological mechanisms of cannabis use and its effects on the brain, including an exploration of the endocannabinoid system Examines the promising evidence suggesting cannabidiol as an effective antipsychotic treatment for schizophrenia Aids readers studying the neurobiological underpinning of cannabis addiction and psychosis in determining directions for their own future research

Madness Explained

Madness Explained
Author: Richard P Bentall
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2003-06-05
ISBN 10: 0141909323
ISBN 13: 9780141909325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Madness Explained Book Review:

Today most of us accept the consensus that madness is a medical condition: an illness, which can be identified, classified and treated with drugs like any other. In this ground breaking and controversial work Richard Bentall shatters the myths that surround madness. He shows there is no reassuring dividing line between mental health and mental illness. Severe mental disorders can no longer be reduced to brain chemistry, but must be understood psychologically, as part of normal behaviour andhuman nature. Bentall argues that we need a radically new way of thinking about psychosis and its treatment. Could it be that it is a fear of madness, rather than the madness itself, that is our problem?

First Episode Psychosis

First Episode Psychosis
Author: Camh,Donna Czuchta,Kathryn Ryan,Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Publsiher: Centre for Addiction & Mental
Total Pages: 20
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780888683380
ISBN 13: 0888683383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Episode Psychosis Book Review:

Psychosis refers to a loss of contact with reality, in which people have trouble distinguishing between what is real and what is not. A first episode of psychosis is usually very frightening, confusing and distressing. This guide discusses: the causes, symptoms and different kinds of psychosis treatment and recovery, including information on psychotherapy, medication, vocational counselling and case management family involvement. This accessible and concise guide explains what psychosis is and how it can be managed and treated.

Search for the Causes of Schizophrenia

Search for the Causes of Schizophrenia
Author: Heinz Häfner,Wagner F. Gattaz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642794297
ISBN 13: 9783642794292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Search for the Causes of Schizophrenia Book Review:

This volume presents the contributions to the third symposium on the "Search for the Causes of Schizophrenia". The first symposium was organized by the Central Institute of Mental Health on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of the University of Heidelberg in 1986. Its objective was to give an overview of the rapid development in schizophrenia research in a situation characterized by an excessive variety of methods and topics. It was our intention, through substantial contributions to topical areas of schizophrenia research and through intensive discussions, to further the exohange of hypotheses and results and thus open up ways towards new concepts integrating different methodological approaches or towards new models of explanation. The first symposium was a great success. The publication of the proceedings (Hafner et al. 1987) was received with enthusiasm and recommended in leading journals "as the best available state-of-the-art analysis of current research on the aetiology of schizophrenia". For this reason we held a second and a third symposium entitled "Search for the Causes of Schizophrenia" under the same auspices and at the same place in 1989 and 1993.

Psychosis

Psychosis
Author: Floriana Irtelli,Enrico Vincenti
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2018-10-17
ISBN 10: 1789840198
ISBN 13: 9781789840193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychosis Book Review:

This book collects chapters from a number of scientists all over the world, giving their contribution to the comprehension and clinical management of psychosis. The book adopts a perspective that respects the complexity of the human person and his/her relationships. It devotes a space both to the deepening of the more strictly biological aspects, the psychological aspects and the social aspects. Each section of the book (biological, psychological, social) reveals a deep connection with the themes of the other sections, showing the strength of this biopsychosocial interweaving. The relationship and the interweaving between these different areas is certainly a foundation of our existence and constitutes a law to which we cannot escape, so it is necessary that the biopsyosocial model is always considered in the interventions for the psychotic patient. This book also focuses on some specific and very innovative topics such as the importance of psychosocial factors and family factors, complementary approaches to psychosis managment, subclinical psychosis and relational aspects of psychosis.

Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry IV

Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry IV
Author: Kenneth S. Kendler,Josef Parnas
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-04-06
ISBN 10: 0192515535
ISBN 13: 9780192515537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry IV Book Review:

The revisions of both DSM-IV and ICD-10 have again focused the interest of the field of psychiatry and clinical psychology on the issue of nosology. This interest has been further heightened by a series of controversies associated with the development of DSM-5 including the fate of proposed revisions of the personality disorders, bereavement, and the autism spectrum. Major debate arose within the DSM process about the criteria for changing criteria, leading to the creation of first the Scientific Review Committee and then a series of other oversight committees which weighed in on the final debates on the most controversial proposed additions to DSM-5, providing important influences on the final decisions. Contained within these debates were a range of conceptual and philosophical issues. Some of these - such as the definition of mental disorder or the problems of psychiatric " - have been with the field for a long time. Others - the concept of epistemic iteration as a framework for the introduction of nosologic change - are quite new. This book reviews issues within psychiatric nosology from clinical, historical and particularly philosophical perspectives. The book brings together a range of distinguished authors - including major psychiatric researchers, clinicians, historians and especially nosologists - including several leaders of the DSM-5 effort and the DSM Steering Committee. It also includes contributions from psychologists with a special interest in psychiatric nosology and philosophers with a wide range of orientations. The book is organized into four major sections: The first explores the nature of psychiatric illness and the way in which it is defined, including clinical and psychometric perspectives. The second section examines problems in the reification of psychiatric diagnostic criteria, the problem of psychiatric epidemics, and the nature and definition of individual symptoms. The third section explores the concept of epistemic iteration as a possible governing conceptual framework for the revision efforts for official psychiatric nosologies such as DSM and ICD and the problems of validation of psychiatric diagnoses. The book ends by exploring how we might move from the descriptive to the etiologic in psychiatric diagnoses, the nature of progress in psychiatric research, and the possible benefits of moving to a living document (or continuous improvement) model for psychiatric nosologic systems. The result is a book that captures the dynamic cross-disciplinary interactions that characterize the best work in the philosophy of psychiatry.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM 5

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders  DSM 5
Author: American Psychiatric Association
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 991
Release: 2013-05-22
ISBN 10: 0890425574
ISBN 13: 9780890425572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM 5 Book Review:

This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings -- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. New features and enhancements make DSM-5® easier to use across all settings: The chapter organization reflects a lifespan approach, with disorders typically diagnosed in childhood (such as neurodevelopmental disorders) at the beginning of the manual, and those more typical of older adults (such as neurocognitive disorders) placed at the end. Also included are age-related factors specific to diagnosis. The latest findings in neuroimaging and genetics have been integrated into each disorder along with gender and cultural considerations. The revised organizational structure recognizes symptoms that span multiple diagnostic categories, providing new clinical insight in diagnosis. Specific criteria have been streamlined, consolidated, or clarified to be consistent with clinical practice (including the consolidation of autism disorder, Asperger's syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder into autism spectrum disorder; the streamlined classification of bipolar and depressive disorders; the restructuring of substance use disorders for consistency and clarity; and the enhanced specificity for major and mild neurocognitive disorders). Dimensional assessments for research and validation of clinical results have been provided. Both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes are included for each disorder, and the organizational structure is consistent with the new ICD-11 in development. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists.

Late Onset Schizophrenia

Late Onset Schizophrenia
Author: Robert Howard,Peter V. Rabins,David J. Castle
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015047574929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Late Onset Schizophrenia Book Review:

Schizophrenia, which starts in middle age or late life, has been described as 'the darkest area of psychiatry.' It is certainly controversial, with much disagreement about cut-off ages, diagnostic criteria and nomenclature. The contributors to this unique and very important book represent views from Europe and North America as well as Australia, Japan, and Nepal; they come from backgrounds of clinical practice and research. The contributors and editors were motivated by common aims: to review current international knowledge about late onset schizophrenia, to debate issues of heterogenity, gender, brain maturation and aging, putative structural and functional cerebral substrates for psychosis, to reach consensus on diagnosis and terminology, and to future research directions. The resulting book is an unqualified success which as well as being invaluable in old age psychiatry, sheds light on all aspects of schizophrenia treatment and research.

Paranoia

Paranoia
Author: Daniel Freeman,Philippa A. Garety
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781841695228
ISBN 13: 184169522X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paranoia Book Review:

Paranoia is the suspicion that other intend to cause you harm. It is a common experience in the general population, though often overlooked. In its most severe form, paranoia occurs as persecutory delusions. Paranoia, written by leading researchers in this field, is the first cognitive psychology book to have persecutory delusions as its focus. Scholarly, comprehensive and illustrated by clinical examples throughout, this study defines the phenomena in detail and analyses the content of persecutory delusions. It reviews previous psychological writings, explores the relationship between psychosis and neurosis, reports on innovative empirical studies with patients, and highlights future essential research directions. Paranoia outlines a new theoretical model of the formation and maintenance of persecutory delusions, providing an excellent guide to this important clinical topic. It will be of great interest and use to all psychiatrists and clinical psychologists who work in this field.

Marijuana and Madness

Marijuana and Madness
Author: David Castle,Robin M. Murray,Deepak Cyril D'Souza
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-10-27
ISBN 10: 1139502670
ISBN 13: 9781139502672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marijuana and Madness Book Review:

The second edition of this critically acclaimed and award-winning text provides a comprehensive overview of the psychiatry and neuroscience of Cannabis sativa (marijuana). It outlines the very latest developments in our understanding of the human cannabinoid system, and links this knowledge to clinical and epidemiological facts about the impact of cannabis on mental health. Clinically focused chapters review not only the direct psychomimetic properties of cannabis, but also the impact consumption has on the courses of evolving or established mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. Effects of cannabis on mood are reviewed, as are its effects on cognition. This new edition has been extensively updated and expanded with 10 new chapters to incorporate major new research findings. This book will be of interest to all members of the mental health team, as well as to neuroscientists, epidemiologists, public health specialists and those involved in drug and alcohol research.

Incidence and Environmental Risk Factors for Psychosis in First Generation Migrants in Northern Italy

Incidence and Environmental Risk Factors for Psychosis in First Generation Migrants in Northern Italy
Author: Ilaria Tarricone
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1063456162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Incidence and Environmental Risk Factors for Psychosis in First Generation Migrants in Northern Italy Book Review: