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Treatment Refractory Schizophrenia

Treatment   Refractory Schizophrenia Author Peter F. Buckley
ISBN-10 9783642452574
Release 2014-03-18
Pages 230
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Schizophrenia is often associated with an inadequate response to pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments. How to treat patients who have an unsatisfactory response to anti-psychotics, including clozapine - which is unequivocally the most powerful antipsychotic medication for this recalcitrant population - remains a clinical conundrum. A range of adjunctive medications have been tried with mixed results; there has also been renewed interest in the role of neuromodulatory strategies, electroconvulsive therapy, and cognitive and vocational approaches. Perhaps a bright spot for the future lies in the evolution of pharmacogenetic approaches for individualized care. In this book, leading experts from Europe, Australia and the Americas provide a timely appraisal of treatments for the most severely ill schizophrenia patients. This clinically focused book is informed by the latest research on the neurobiology and treatment of schizophrenia. It is comprehensive in scope, covering current treatment options, various add-on approaches, and a range of psychosocial treatments. The contributors are respected experts who have combined their clinical experience with cutting-edge research to provide readers with authoritative information on fundamental aspects of clinical care for schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia Advances and Current Management An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics of North America

Schizophrenia  Advances and Current Management  An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics of North America Author Peter F. Buckley
ISBN-10 9780323446334
Release 2016-06-10
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This issue of the Psychiatric Clinics, edited by Dr. Peter F. Buckley, examines advances and current management in the treatment of Schizophrenia. The topics covered in this issue include, but are not limited to: Duration of Untreated Psychosis (DUP) and Longitudinal Perspectives on DUP; Neuroinflammation and Schizophrenia; Emerging Treatments for Schizophrenia; Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia; Comorbidities and Schizophrenia; Recovery from Schizophrenia; and the latest in schizophrenia research.

Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community

Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community Author Alec Buchanan
ISBN-10 9780198804567
Release 2017-10-12
Pages 384
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The thoroughly revised second edition of Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community is a comprehensive, evidence-based guide to the latest developments in the social context, management, and treatment of offenders in mental health care. In recent years there has been significant changes in the public perception of crime and the mentally ill offender, enhanced by research into causal links between violence and mental illness, and the increased publicity of the risk mentally disordered offenders could pose to the community. These, and other various factors, have significantly increased service development and research into psychological and pharmacological treatments and the rate of re-offending. Over three sections this essential guide explores key topics for discussion in the field. Part One critically examines the social, administrative and clinical context within which care is given in the modern day. Part Two discusses treatment and the evaluation of risk when determining the most appropriate treatment, whilst Part Three explores psychiatric services and their relationship with other agencies. Fully updated to ensure new areas for discussion are included, this book includes new chapters on relevant debates in the field such as US provision for the mentally disordered leaving prison, community management of sexual offending, the relationships between care and coercion, and the treatment of personality disorders. Written and edited by a global team of experts in the field, this book provides readers with useful insight into the social, clinical, and institutional contexts of this complex and relevant issue.

Complex Clinical Conundrums in Psychiatry

Complex Clinical Conundrums in Psychiatry Author Kuppuswami Shivakumar
ISBN-10 9783319703114
Release 2018-05-25
Pages 229
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This book provides the readers with a series of complex cases that are organized by psychiatric disorder. Written by experts in the field, the cases offer insight on how to navigate care in delicate situations while considering preexisting medical conditions. Topics cover pharmacological concerns in women who are pregnant or nursing, working with dementia patients suffering from HIV, assessing and treating ADHD in special populations, monitoring medication use in patience recovering from Substance Use Disorder, and working with patients suffering from personality disorders. Each chapter offers guidance through the maze of classifications, clinical features, diagnosis and various complex interventions. The book also covers new information on the advances in research and management aspects. Complex Clinical Conundrums in Psychiatry is a valuable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, family physicians, geriatricians, counselors, social workers, nurses, and all medical professionals working with complex psychiatric patients.

Essential Papers on Object Relations

Essential Papers on Object Relations Author Peter Buckley
ISBN-10 9780814710807
Release 1986-05-01
Pages 477
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Essential Papers on Object Relations has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Essential Papers on Object Relations also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Essential Papers on Object Relations book for free.

In Vivo Atlas of Deep Brain Structures

In Vivo Atlas of Deep Brain Structures Author S. Lucerna
ISBN-10 9783642563812
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 165
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This 'in vivo' atlas contains more than 50 magnetic resonance (MR) images of the brain. Each structure is represented in the axial, coronal and sagittal plane, magnified in colour schemes and reconstructed in 3D images with a useful millimetric scale. The atlas offers the reader a practical and simple tool for surgical planning and for diagnostic and anatomical studies. The high level of anatomical definition of the in vivo MR images means that there is no loss in precision as a result of post-mortem changes. No doubt, this book is an excellent teaching instrument for all students of the neurosciences, regardless of the individual level of training and expertise.

Current Schizophrenia

Current Schizophrenia Author Dieter Naber
ISBN-10 9781908517685
Release 2012-12-22
Pages 193
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Advances in pharmacotherapy and psychosocial interventions continue to improve the success of managing schizophrenia. Early detection and intervention in people with, or at risk for, psychosis give patients and their families hope for a better course of illness and an improved outcome. The interdisciplinary approach, combining pharmacotherapy and psychosocial interventions, markedly increases the chance of long-lasting remission and recovery. However, a cure for schizophrenia has yet to be found. Research, particularly in the past decade, has revealed some of the biological and genetic facets of the origins of schizophrenia, and this has contributed to the better quality of treatment. This book aims to provide a short but detailed overview of current standards of care in schizophrenia. It takes into consideration several treatment recommendations proposed in published guidelines for schizophrenia, including the guidelines by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (2009), the American Psychiatric Association (2004), the Canadian Psychiatric Association (2005), and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (2005). A major problem with guidelines such as these is the difficulties encountered in translating them into daily clinical practice. Therefore, the fundamental aim of this book is to present the guidelines as clearly as possible in the context of relevant clinical treatment issues. The book does this with the help of figures that provide the clinician with algorithms and summaries of the most important information required for the practical treatment and theoretical understanding of schizophrenia.

Guide to Assessment Scales in Schizophrenia

Guide to Assessment Scales in Schizophrenia Author Richard Keefe
ISBN-10 9781908517715
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 84
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This book provides a wealth of assessment instruments from the world’s experts to help clinicians gather the most important information from their patients. This is the 3rd edition of our highly successful guides to Rating Scales in Schizophrenia, it is a practical and quick reference publication for psychiatrists.

Therapy Resistant Schizophrenia

Therapy Resistant Schizophrenia Author H. Elkis
ISBN-10 9783805595124
Release 2010-07-29
Pages 210
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The psychotic symptoms of up to 30% of schizophrenic patients do not respond adequately to treatment with antipsychotic drugs, other than clozapine. These refractory patients are generally among the most disabled of all people with schizophrenia and require special assessment and treatment. This volume presents the latest research and recommendations on the definition, causes and therapy of treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS). Methods for identification and optimal management of TRS are reviewed. Clozapine and other atypical antipsychotic drugs which are the primary treatment for TRS, as well as non-pharmacologic treatments such as transcranial magnetic stimulation, cognitive behavior therapy and ECT are discussed in depth. Potential causative factors and identifying features such as genetic factors, poor premorbid functioning, longer duration of untreated psychosis, and biological measures such as structural and functional brain abnormalities are also reviewed in depth in the present volume.

Electroconvulsive Therapy in America

Electroconvulsive Therapy in America Author Jonathan Sadowsky
ISBN-10 9781315522845
Release 2016-11-03
Pages 172
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Electroconvulsive Therapy is widely demonized or idealized. Some detractors consider its very use to be a human rights violation, while some promoters depict it as a miracle, the "penicillin of psychiatry." This book traces the American history of one of the most controversial procedures in medicine, and seeks to provide an explanation of why ECT has been so controversial, juxtaposing evidence from clinical science, personal memoir, and popular culture. Contextualizing the controversies about ECT, instead of simply engaging in them, makes the history of ECT more richly revealing of wider changes in culture and medicine. It shows that the application of electricity to the brain to treat illness is not only a physiological event, but also one embedded in culturally patterned beliefs about the human body, the meaning of sickness, and medical authority.

Genomics Circuits and Pathways in Clinical Neuropsychiatry

Genomics  Circuits  and Pathways in Clinical Neuropsychiatry Author Thomas Lehner
ISBN-10 9780128005309
Release 2016-06-07
Pages 796
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This foundational work comprehensively examines the current state of the genetics, genomics and brain circuitry of psychiatric and neurological disorders. It consolidates discoveries of specific genes and genomic regions associated with these conditions, the genetic and anatomic architecture of these syndromes, and addresses how recent advances in genomics are leading to a reappraisal of the biology underlying clinical neuroscience. In doing so, it critically examines the promise and limitations of these discoveries toward treatment, and to the interdisciplinary nature of understanding brain and behavior. Coverage includes new discoveries regarding autism, epilepsy, intellectual disability, dementias, movement disorders, language impairment, disorders of attention, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Genomics, Circuits, and Pathways in Clinical Neuropsychiatry focuses on key concepts, challenges, findings, and methods in genetics, genomics, molecular pathways, brain circuitry, and related neurobiology of neurologic and psychiatric disorders. Provides interdisciplinary appeal in psychiatry, neurology, neuroscience, and genetics Identifies key concepts, methods, and findings Includes coverage of multiple disorders from autism to schizophrenia Reviews specific genes associated with disorders Discusses the genetic architecture of these syndromes Explains how recent findings are influencing the understanding of biology Clarifies the promise of these findings for future treatment

Biological Aspects of Suicidal Behavior

Biological Aspects of Suicidal Behavior Author W.P. Kaschka
ISBN-10 9783318055849
Release 2015-10-19
Pages 170
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Suicide is one of the most important causes of death in modern societies. To develop more effective preventive measures, we have to be aware of and learn more about its neurobiological foundations. In recent years, the tools of modern neurosciences have increasingly been utilized to characterize the pathophysiology of complex human behaviors such as suicide. To improve suicide risk assessment and suicide prevention, a better understanding of its pathophysiology is crucial. This includes research from a variety of disciplines such as neuropsychological, psychosocial and cultural studies but also findings from biochemistry, neuropathology, electrophysiology, immunology, neuroimaging, genetics, and epigenetics. Important results have, for example, been obtained in the field of gene-environment interaction and suicidal behavior. We have just begun to understand how early-life adversity may increase suicide risk by epigenetic mechanisms. Based on such insights, novel therapeutic interventions and preventive measures can be developed. Furthermore, a better understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in suicidal behavior could reveal the mechanism of compounds like lithium salts. In this book, suicidal behavior and its prevention is discussed by international experts in the light of the most recent results from a broad spectrum of neurosciences.

Mad in America

Mad in America Author Robert Whitaker
ISBN-10 9780786723799
Release 2001-12-14
Pages 368
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Schizophrenics in the United States currently fare worse than patients in the world's poorest countries. In Mad in America, medical journalist Robert Whitaker argues that modern treatments for the severely mentally ill are just old medicine in new bottles, and that we as a society are deeply deluded about their efficacy. The widespread use of lobotomies in the 1920s and 1930s gave way in the 1950s to electroshock and a wave of new drugs. In what is perhaps Whitaker's most damning revelation, Mad in America examines how drug companies in the 1980s and 1990s skewed their studies to prove that new antipsychotic drugs were more effective than the old, while keeping patients in the dark about dangerous side effects. A haunting, deeply compassionate book—now revised with a new introduction—Mad in America raises important questions about our obligations to the mad, the meaning of “insanity,” and what we value most about the human mind.


Schizophrenia Author Philip G. Janicak
ISBN-10 9781493906567
Release 2014-04-16
Pages 331
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Schizophrenia: Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment is a major addition to the literature, offering practical, comprehensive coverage of diagnosis and treatment options, genetic issues, neuroimaging, long-term management of schizophrenia, and future directions and predictions of how clinical care of schizophrenia will change. The book is divided into five sections. Section 1 summarizes the present state of knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia. This includes recent changes in the DSM 5 categorization of schizophrenia and its implications for treatment. Section 2 considers recent discoveries into its pathoetiology, including the status of biological markers, genetics and neuroimaging as they relate to diagnosis and potential novel therapeutic approaches. Section 3 explores the optimization of present therapeutic approaches; novel treatments; and management of the substantial risks associated with both the illness and its present therapies. Section 4 discusses progress in the long-term management of schizophrenia, focusing on biological and psychotherapeutic strategies to improve functioning and facilitate recovery. Section 5 considers future directions and predictions of how diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia will change. An invaluable addition to the field, Schizophrenia: Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment is a definitive resource that will be of great interest to all clinicians caring for patients with schizophrenia.

The Handbook of Clinical Adult Psychology

The Handbook of Clinical Adult Psychology Author S. J. E. Lindsay
ISBN-10 0415072166
Release 1994
Pages 823
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The Handbook of Clinical Adult Psychology offers the most comprehensive, authoritative and practical guide for clinical psychologists in practice and in training. Building upon the reputation of the first edition this completely revised and updated edition will rapidly establish itself as the only textbook that clinical psychologists need or want.

Guide to Assessment Scales in Bipolar Disorder

Guide to Assessment Scales in Bipolar Disorder Author Eduard Vieta
ISBN-10 9781907673269
Release 2011-11-10
Pages 92
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A guide to the recent developments in the assessment of bipolar disorder written by respected authors in the field of psychiatry Written for psychiatrists, clinical researchers, mental health nurses and other healthcare professionals who use rating scales in clinical practice Provides rating scales that can be used for the systematic evaluation of patients in standard clinical practice The evidence base in each chapter has been expanded and brought fully up-to-date Schizophrenia is a chronic disease encompassing a range of symptoms including hallucinations, delusions and social withdrawal. Different measurement tools are utilized to assess the symptoms of schizophrenia. The previous two editions of the Guide to Assessment Scales in Schizophrenia are now outdated and no longer clinically correct so this completely new edition written by a new team of leading clinicians and researchers brings you fully up to date with recent developments.

Encyclopedia of Schizophrenia

Encyclopedia of Schizophrenia Author W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker
ISBN-10 9781907673962
Release 2014-06-17
Pages 273
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This mini-encyclopedia aims to provide a survey of the wide range of interventions available for treating schizophrenia at a level appropriate for non-specialists who are beginning their engagement in the area and for others as a source of reference for the specialist. The pharmacological options are considered alongside psychosocial management approaches and the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment modality are outlined. The entries are written by leading experts, including basic and clinical scientists in academia and industry, and include descriptions of many relevant fundamental psychological and biological processes of the disorder. The volume owes much to the Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology edited by Ian Stolerman IP (published by Springer-Verlag in 2010), from which some entries are reproduced. Where entries deal with pharmacological interventions, the aim is to provide detailed information on the neuropsychopharmacology of the substances from domains such as clinical, experimental, and molecular pharmacology, insofar as they impact upon understanding of schizophrenia. Articles on non-drug interventions review the most recent evidence base related to commonly applied psychotherapeutic and rehabilitative measures. Other essays focus upon the key concepts and research methods used in the field, describing the main features of investigative techniques and outlining their roles, the types of information obtained and why they are needed; the advantages and limitations of a technique may also be summarized. The essays are complemented by many short definitions of important terms; in the interest of ease of reading, these definitions are not assigned to named authors; they are typically related to specific essays that they cross-reference and relevant authorship details can be found in the latter.