Depression in Schizophrenics

  • Richard Williams
  • J. Thomas Dalby

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Theoretical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
    2. Ian F. Brockington
      Pages 5-12
    3. Peter McGuffin, Anne E. Farmer, Ian Harvey, Maureen Williams
      Pages 13-28
  3. Phenomenology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-51
    2. Jacqueline A. Samson, Alexander Young, Ming T. Tsuang
      Pages 53-65
    3. Donald Addington, Jean Addington
      Pages 67-75
    4. D. G. C. Owens, Eve C. Johnstone
      Pages 77-100
    5. David M. Romney
      Pages 101-108
    6. Michael Foster Green, Keith H. Nuechterlein, Jim Mintz, Joseph Ventura
      Pages 109-119
    7. Michael Pogue-Geile
      Pages 121-130
  4. Suicide and Prognosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-136
    2. Alec Roy
      Pages 137-152
    3. Jerry F. Westermeyer, Martin Harrow
      Pages 153-169
    4. Robert E. Drake, Stephen J. Bartels, William C. Torrey
      Pages 171-186
  5. Treatment Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-191
    2. D. A. W. Johnson
      Pages 193-201

About these proceedings

Introduction

The chapters of this volume were originally presented at a symposium on "Depression in Schizophrenics" held at the University of Calgary, Health Sciences Centre on July 06 and 07, 1988. It was the intent of the organizers to draw together leading international researchers to address, in a comprehensive fashion, the persisting problem of depression in schizophrenic individuals. As many of the authors point out, depression was clearly identified as a central problem in schizophrenia by the pioneers of psychiatry. Their wisdom and clinical acumen was lost for a time to be only recently re­ discovered. Their insights must now be integrated with modern taxonomic systems, evolving etiological models and methods of assessment. With increased recognition of the problem of depression in this population we must also examine appropriate methods of ameliorating the suffering of those afflicted. The conference was divided into sections (theoretical aspects, phenomenology, suicide and treatment) and the chairmen of these sections have given brief introductions. Necessary overlap of topics and methods provided a convergent and validating examination of empirical results which may serve to direct continuing studies. As well we hope that thoughtful review may directly influence clinical practice and thereby improve the quality of life for schizophrenic patients.

Keywords

Syndrom assessment behavior depression genetics psychiatry suicide

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Williams
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Thomas Dalby
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Psychiatric Day HospitalCalgary General HospitalCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-9978-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-9980-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-9978-1
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