Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction

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Schizophrenia is the archetypal form of madness. Schizophrenia is a common disorder and has a devastating effect on sufferers and their families-patients typically hear voices in their heads and hold bizarre beliefs. The schizophrenic patient presented to the public in sensational press reports and lurid films bears little resemblance to reality of the illness. This book describes what schizophrenia is really like, how the illness progresses, and the treatments that have been applied. It also summarizes the most up-to-date knowledge available about the biological bases of this disorder. Finally it attempts to give some idea of what it is like to have schizophrenia and what this disorder tells us about the relationship between mind and brain.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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a short but mind-expanding book ( Philip Graetzel, Focus)

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Chris Frith FRS is Professor in Neuropsychology at University College London and deputy director of the Functional Imaging Laboratory at the Institute of Neurology. He is a Wellcome Principal Research Fellow and uses brain imaging techniques to investigate the neural correlates of consciousness in health and disease. He has published over 200 scientific papers and his book The cognitive neuropsychology of schizophrenia (Psychology Press, 1992) was awarded the 1996 Book Award by the British Psychological Society.

Eve C. Johnstone MD, FRCP, FRCPsych is Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Edinburgh. In addition to an extensive clinical practice she conducts large scale research on all aspects of schizophrenia designed to improve treatment and identify risk factors. She has published over 300 scientific papers and among other books, is senior editor of the Companion to Psychiatry Studies (Harcourt, Brace, 1998) and Schizophrenia: Concepts and Clinical management CUP, 1999.

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 168 x 109 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Schizophrenia is the archetypal form of madness. Schizophrenia is a common disorder and has a devastating effect on sufferers and their families-patients typically hear voices in their heads and hold bizarre beliefs. The schizophrenic patient presented to the public in sensational press reports and lurid films bears little resemblance to reality of the illness. This book describes what schizophrenia is really like, how the illness progresses, and the treatments that have been applied. It also summarizes the most up-to-date knowledge available about the biological bases of this disorder. Finally it attempts to give some idea of what it is like to have schizophrenia and what this disorder tells us about the relationship between mind and brain. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780192802217

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2003. Condizione libro: New. 2003. 1st Edition. Paperback. Describes what schizophrenia is really like, how the illness progresses, and the treatments applied. This book summarizes the knowledge about the biological bases of this disorder. It attempts to give some idea of what it is like to have schizophrenia, and what this disorder tells us about the relationship between the mind and the brain. Series: Very Short Introductions. Num Pages: 208 pages, numerous halftones. BIC Classification: JMP; MBNH9; MBPK; MMH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 173 x 113 x 12. Weight in Grams: 158. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780192802217

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