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Surviving schizophrenia : a manual for families, patients, and providers

Author: E Fuller Torrey
Publisher: New York : Collins, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th ed., 1st Collins pbk. edView all editions and formats
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In clear language, this much-praised and important book describes the nature, causes, symptoms, treatment and course of schizophrenia and also explores living with it from both the patient and the family's point of view. This new, completely updated fifth edition includes the latest research findings on what causes the disease as well as information about the newest drugs for treatment and answers to the questions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E Fuller Torrey
ISBN: 0060842598 9780060842598
OCLC Number: 60796304
Description: xxiv, 546 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. The inner world of madness : view from the inside --
Alterations of the senses --
Inability to interpret and respond --
Delusions and hallucinations --
Altered sense of self --
Changes in emotions --
Changes in movements --
Changes in behavior --
Decreased awareness of illness --
The black-red disease --
Recommended further reading --
2. Defining schizophrenia : view from the outside --
Official criteria for diagnosis --
Subtypes of schizophrenia --
Delusional disorders --
Schizotypal, schizoid, paranoid, and borderline personality disorders --
Schizoaffective disorder and manic-depressive illness --
"Manicdephrenia" --
Recommended further reading --
3. Conditions sometimes confused with schizophrenia --
A "split personality" --
Psychosis caused by street drugs --
Psychosis caused by prescription drugs --
Psychosis caused by other diseases --
Psychosis caused by head trauma --
Psychosis with mental retardation --
Infantile autism --
Antisocial personality disorders and sexual predators --
Culturally sanctioned psychotic behavior --
Recommended further reading --
4. Onset, course, and prognosis --
Childhood precursors --
Onset and early symptoms --
Childhood schizophrenia --
Postpartum schizophrenia --
Late-onset schizophrenia --
Predictors of outcome --
Male-female differences --
Possible courses : ten years later --
Possible courses : thirty years later --
The "recovery model" --
Causes of death : why do people with schizophrenia die at a younger age? --
Recommended further reading. 5. Research findings on the causes of schizophrenia --
The normal brain --
The brain with schizophrenia --
The disease if familial --
There may be neurochemical changes --
There are structural and neuropathological changes --
There are neuropsychological deficits --
There are neurological abnormalities --
There are electrical abnormalities --
There are immunological and inflammatory abnormalities --
Individuals with schizophrenia are born disproportionately in the winer and spring --
Individuals with schizophrenia are born and/or raised disproportionately in urban areas --
Other abnormalities : pregnancy and birth complications, minor physical anomalies, and an absence of rheumatoid arthritis --
What parts of the brain are affected? --
When does the brain damage begin? --
Recommended further reading --
6. Theories about the causes of schizophrenia --
Genetic theories --
Neurochemical theories --
Developmental theories --
Infectious and immune theories --
Nutritional theories --
Endocrine theories --
Stress theories --
Obsolete theories --
Masturbation and demons --
Bad mothers --
Bad families --
Bad cultures --
Thomas Szasz --
Ronald Laing --
recommended further reading --
7. The treatment of schizophrenia : non-medication aspects --
How to find a good doctor --
What is an adequate diagnostic workup? --
Hospitalization : voluntary and involuntary --
Alternatives to hospitalization --
Payment for treatment and insurance parity --
Outpatient treatment and managed care --
Services for children --
Services in rural areas --
Counseling, or supportive "psychotherapy" --
Insight-oriented psychotherapy --
Cognitive behavioral therapy --
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) --
Dietary treatments --
Herbal treatments --
Experimental treatments : TMS and VNS --
Recommended further reading. 8. The treatment of schizophrenia : medications --
First-generation antipsychotics --
Adverse effects --
Second-generation antipsychotics --
Adverse effects --
Clozapine (Clozaril, Leponex) --
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) --
Risperidone (Risperdal) --
Quetiapine (Seroquel) --
Ziprasidone (Geodon) --
Aripiprazole (Abilify) --
Which antipsychotic should you try? : the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on prescribing patterns --
Which antipsychotic should you try? : the bottom line --
Interactions of antipsychotics with other medications --
Other drugs to try if antipsychotics fail --
New medications on the horizon --
Drug prices and the use of generics --
Medications for early treatment or prevention --
The medication-savvy consumer and family --
Recommended further reading --
9. The rehabilitation of schizophrenia --
Money and food --
Housing --
Employment --
Friendship and social skills training --
Medical and dental care --
Quality of life measures --
The need for asylum --
Recommended further reading --
10. Ten major problems --
Cigarettes and coffee --
Alcohol and street drugs --
Sex, pregnancy, and AIDS --
Victimization --
Confidentiality --
Medication noncompliance --
Assisted treatment --
Assaultive and violent behavior --
Arrest and jail --
Suicide --
Recommended further reading --
11. How can patients and families survive schizophrenia? --
The right attitude --
The importance of education --
Survival strategies for patients --
Survival strategies for families --
Effects of schizophrenia on siblings, children, and spouses --
Minimizing relapses --
Recommended further reading. 12. Commonly asked questions --
Does schizophrenia change the underlying personality? --
Are people with schizophrenia responsible for their behavior? --
Does schizophrenia affect the person's IQ? --
Should people with schizophrenia drive vehicles? --
How do religious issues affect people with schizophrenia? --
Should you tell people that you have schizophrenia? --
Genetic counseling : what are the chances of getting schizophrenia? --
Why do some adopted children develop schizophrenia? --
What will happen when the parents die? --
Recommended further reading --
13. Schizophrenia in the public eye --
Schizophrenia in the movies --
Schizophrenia in literature --
Schizophrenia, creativity, and famous people --
The problem of stigma --
Recommended further reading --
14. Dimensions of the disaster --
How many people have schizophrenia in the United States? --
Where are they? --
Do some groups have more schizophrenia than others? --
Is schizophrenia increasing or decreasing? --
Is schizophrenia of recent origin? --
Deinstitutionalization : a cradle for catastrophe --
What is the cost of schizophrenia? --
Recommended further reading --
15. Issues for advocates --
Congress, state government, and the politics of neglect --
Scientologists, anti-psychiatrists, and "consumer survivors" --
NIMH and research funding --
Educating the public --
Decreasing stigma --
Improving services --
How to organize for advocacy --
Recommended further reading --
Appendix A. An annotated list of the best and the worst books on schizophrenia --
Appendix B. Useful Web sites on schizophrenia / Judy Miller --
Appendix C. Other useful resources on schizophrenia.
Responsibility: E. Fuller Torrey.

Abstract:

In clear language, this much-praised and important book describes the nature, causes, symptoms, treatment and course of schizophrenia and also explores living with it from both the patient and the family's point of view. This new, completely updated fifth edition includes the latest research findings on what causes the disease as well as information about the newest drugs for treatment and answers to the questions most often asked by families, consumers and providers.

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