A Clinical Guide for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

  • Alan S. Bellack

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Philip T. Ninan
    Pages 23-42
  3. Christine W. Mcgill, Robert W. Surber
    Pages 77-99
  4. Gilbert K. Weisman
    Pages 101-134
  5. Loren R. Mosher
    Pages 135-161
  6. Margaret W. Linn
    Pages 163-185
  7. John F. Clarkin
    Pages 187-205
  8. Kim T. Mueser
    Pages 207-236
  9. Randall L. Morrison, John T. Wixted
    Pages 237-261
  10. C. Wesley Dingman, Thomas H. McGlashan
    Pages 263-282
  11. Maxine Harris
    Pages 305-325
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 327-329

About this book

Introduction

Research on the nature and treatment of schizophrenia has undergone a revival and metamorphosis in the last decade. For a long while, the field had been moribund, weighed down by an unreliable diagnostic system, pessi­ mism about the possibility of new discoveries, and a dearth of research funds. A number of factors have seemingly coalesced to change this situa­ tion, with the result that the field is now alive with excitement and optimism. Four factors seem to have played important roles in the resurgence of interest. First, prior to the publication of DSM-III in 1980 there was no reliable diagnostic system for the disorder. Previous definitions were overly general and imprecise. Consequently, the label "schizophrenia" applied to a very heterogeneous group of severely disturhed patients. It was rarely clear whether two investigators had studied comparable samples, making it im­ possible to determine if (flew findings were generalizahle or if failures to replicate were due to the unreliahility of the results or the fact that the investigators had studied different disorders. DSM-III has not totally re­ solved this problem, but it has allowed scientists to reliably identify a much more homogeneous group. As a result, it is now possible to integrate the results of different studies, making it much more likely that we can make important advances. The second important factor was the development of new technologies that promised to help uncover the nature and etiology of the disorder.

Keywords

Training etiology intervention management therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan S. Bellack
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical College of Pennsylvania at EPPIPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-8979-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-8981-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-8979-9
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