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Perspectives on diseases and disorders : Schizophrenia

Author: Jacqueline Langwith
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2011.
Series: Perspectives on diseases and disorders.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Presents essays on schizophrenia, discussing possible causes, diagnosis, and the ethics of involuntary treatment, with profiles of four individuals who cope with this disease.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Langwith
ISBN: 9780737750034 0737750030
OCLC Number: 707478036
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: An overview of schizophrenia / Paula Ford-Martin, Teresa G. Odle, and Angela M. Costello --
The genetic cause of schizophrenia / Emily Singer --
The risks of schizophrenia associated with fetal development / Emily Laber-Warren --
A brain portein is implicated as a possible cause of schizophrenia / Marla Paul --
People with schizophrenia deal with stigma / Nadia Kadri and Norman Sartorius --
Schizophrenia is a medical disease / Rashmi Nemade and Mark Dombeck --
Mental illnesses are not medical diseases / Thomas Szasz --
The term "schizophrenia" should be changed / Patricia Jane Teskey --
The term "schizophrenia" should not be changed / Jeffrey A. Lieberman and Michael B. First --
Involuntary treatment laws are necessary / Bob Manhard --
Involuntary treatment laws are wrong / Aubrey Ellen Shomo --
Schizophrenia alienates a young girl from the real world / Shari Roan --
Schizophrenia stole my son / Kathy Harkey --
Growing up with a schizophrenic mother / Susan Nathiel --
My brother is schizophrenic and homeless / Glenn Grunwald.
Series Title: Perspectives on diseases and disorders.
Responsibility: Jacqueline Langwith, book editor.

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Presents essays on schizophrenia, discussing possible causes, diagnosis, and the ethics of involuntary treatment, with profiles of four individuals who cope with this disease.

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