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Recent Advances in Schizophrenia

  • Anthony Kales
  • Costas N. Stefanis
  • John A. Talbott

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Conceptualization of Schizophrenia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anthony Kales, Joyce D. Kales, Antonio Vela-Bueno
      Pages 3-23
    3. Costas N. Stefanis
      Pages 25-57
    4. William T. Carpenter Jr., Brian Kirkpatrick, Robert W. Buchanan
      Pages 95-113
  3. Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Schizophrenia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Jörg J. Pahl, Victor W. Swayze, Nancy C. Andreasen
      Pages 163-189
    3. Michael J. Goldstein
      Pages 191-212
    4. Kim T. Mueser, Robert P. Liberman, Shirley M. Glynn
      Pages 213-234
  4. Delivery Systems for Managing Schizophrenic Patients

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 397-416

About this book

Introduction

I am honored to introduce readers to this extraordinary volume, the first in the annual International Perspectives Series: Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neurosciences. This particular volume on the Recent Advances In Schizophrenia stems from the Third Annual Pennsylvania Conference on Schizophrenia, held in March, 1988. At that international meeting, some of the most esteemed researchers in the field surveyed our current under­ standing of schizophrenia. Collectively, their presentations capture the excitement of a research field launching into a stage of rapid worldwide advancement. The last decade has seen an enormous refocusing of scientific effort on schizophrenia, directed, in large measure, by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Our understanding of this mysterious, disabling disorder in all its diversity has been enhanced by a host of technologies, including new neuroimaging techniques, cognitive psychology, molecular genetics, and anatomical, biochemical, and molecular neuropathology. The resulting growth spurt in our knowledge constitutes the essence of the conference and of this volume. As the following pages amply docu­ ment, it has been a decade of great progress, one in which we can take great pride. The science of our field has matured to the point that a major research thrust is now feasible-one likely to have enormous benefits for schizophrenic patients and their families. It is a very exciting time to be in this field and to participate in accelerating its advances.

Keywords

Syndrome behavior diagnosis psychiatry therapy

Authors and affiliations

  • Anthony Kales
    • 1
    • 2
  • Costas N. Stefanis
    • 3
    • 4
  • John A. Talbott
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryPennsylvania State University College of MedicineHersheyUSA
  2. 2.Central Pennsylvania Psychiatric InstitutePennsylvania State University College of MedicineHersheyUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryAthens University Medical SchoolAthensGreece
  4. 4.World Psychiatric AssociationUSA
  5. 5.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Maryland, School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  6. 6.Institute of Psychiatry and Human BehaviorUniversity of Maryland Medical SystemBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-3248-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-97221-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3248-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-4665
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