Reviewing the breadth of current knowledge on schizophrenia, this Handbook provides clear, practical guidelines for effective assessment and treatment in diverse contexts. Leading authorities have contributed 61 concise chapters on all aspects of the disorder and its clinical management. In lieu of exhaustive literature reviews, each chapter summarizes the state of the science; highlights key points the busy practitioner needs to know; and lists recommended resources, including seminal research studies, invaluable clinical tools, and more. Comprehensive, authoritative, and timely, the volume will enable professionals in any setting to better understand and help their patients or clients with severe mental illness. This book will be important reading for clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, and other clinicians treating people with severe mental illness; also of interest to researchers and students. It may also serve as a text in graduate-level courses.
Part I: Core Science and Background Information. Lavretsky, History of Schizophrenia as a Psychiatric Disorder. Castle, Morgan, Epidemiology. Downar, Kapur, Biological Theories. Eyler, Brain Imaging. Stewart, Davis, Neuropathology. Glatt, Genetics. Ellman, Cannon, Environmental Pre- and Perinatal Influences in Etiology. Bebbington, Kuipers, Psychosocial Factors. Vahia, Cohen, Psychopathology. Savla, Moore, Palmer, Cognitive Functioning. Hafner, Heiden, Course and Outcome. Part II: Assessment and Diagnosis. Rudnick, Roe, Diagnostic Interviewing. Wohlheiter, Dixon, Assessment of Co-occurring Disorders. Lecomte, Corbiere, Briand, Assessment of Psychosocial Functioning. Miller, Velligan, Treatment Planning. Part III: Somatic Treatment. Kutscher, Antipsychotics. Dolder, Side Effects of Antipsychotics. Sajatovic, Madhusoodanan, Fuller, Clozapine. Arey, Marder, Other Medications. McClintock, Ranginwala, Husain, Electroconvulsive Therapy. Part IV: Psychosocial Treatment. Velligan, Miller, Environmental Supports. Barrowclough, Lobban, Family Intervention. Morrison, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Tenhula, Bellack, Social Skills Training. Wykes, Cognitive Rehabilitation. Becker, Vocational Rehabilitation. Mueser, Gingerich, Illness Self-management Training. McQuaid, Group Therapy. Ridgway, Supported Housing. Frese III, Self-Help Activities. Part V: Systems of Care. Sherrer, O'Hare, Clinical Case Management. Rapp, Goscha, Strengths-based Case Management. DeLuca, Moser, Bond, Assertive Community Treatment. Soliman, Santos, Lohr, Emergency Room, Inpatient, and Residential Treatment. Peters, Sherman, Osher, Treatment in Jails and Prisons. Part VI: Special Populations and Problems. D. Addington, J. Addington, First-episode Psychosis. Nelson, Yung, Treatment of the Schizophrenia Prodrome. Meeks, Jeste, Older Individuals. Haddock, Shaw, Understanding and Working with Aggression, Violence, and Psychosis. Felix, Herman, Susser, Housing Instability and Homelessness. Rystedt, Bartels, Medical Comorbidity. Ferrell, McAllister, Intellectual Disability and Other Neuropsychiatric Populations. Rosenberg, Mueser, Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Syndromes. Kavanagh, Management of Co-occurring Substance Use Disorders. Nicholson, Miller, Parenting. Cottone, Kumra, Children and Adolescents. Heisel, Suicide. Part VII: Policy, Legal, and Social Issues. Samnaliev, Clark, The Economics of Schizophrenia. Bindman, Thornicroft, Involuntary Commitment. Morrissey, Cuddeback, Jail Diversion. Corrigan, Larson, Stigma. Merrens, Drake, Evidence-based Practices. V. N. Vahia, I. V. Vahia, Schizophrenia in Developing Countries. Part VIII: Special Topics. Fischer IV, Carpenter, Jr., Remission. Roe, Davidson, Recovery. Seeman, Gender. Priebe, Fakhoury, Quality of Life. Fallot, Spirituality and Religion. Kopelowicz, Liberman, Stolar, Sexuality. Lawson, Schizophrenia in African Americans. Rudnick, Weijer, Ethics.