Schizophrenia

  • John S. Strauss
  • William T. CarpenterJr.

Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. John S. Strauss, William T. Carpenter Jr.
    Pages 1-7
  3. John S. Strauss, William T. Carpenter Jr.
    Pages 9-17
  4. John S. Strauss, William T. Carpenter Jr.
    Pages 19-42
  5. John S. Strauss, William T. Carpenter Jr.
    Pages 43-55
  6. John S. Strauss, William T. Carpenter Jr.
    Pages 57-68
  7. John S. Strauss, William T. Carpenter Jr.
    Pages 69-76
  8. John S. Strauss, William T. Carpenter Jr.
    Pages 77-114
  9. John S. Strauss, William T. Carpenter Jr.
    Pages 115-136
  10. John S. Strauss, William T. Carpenter Jr.
    Pages 137-161
  11. John S. Strauss, William T. Carpenter Jr.
    Pages 163-196
  12. John S. Strauss, William T. Carpenter Jr.
    Pages 197-205
  13. John S. Strauss, William T. Carpenter Jr.
    Pages 207-211
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 213-220

About this book

Introduction

When Ifirst read this manuscript, Iexclaimed to a colleague: "This is the most important and clinically relevant book on schizophrenia since Bleuler!" Time has not altered my initial enthusiastic evaluation. Drs. Strauss and Carpenter are among the most distinguished researchers in the field ofschizophrenia,butthey are also clinicians ofgreat experience, breadth, sensitivity, and flexibility. It is from this expertise, as well as theirwide familiarity with the world literature, thattheyhavebeenable to distill the essence of an exceedingly practical and comprehensive approach to the understanding, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of schizophrenia. They begin by unequivocally stating the inadequacy and futility of approaching schizophrenia via a single model. Standingalone, neither a biomedical, a social, nor a psychological model can adequately account for the complexities of this illness with regard to etiology, phenomenol­ ogy, course, or optimum treatment. While the advent of psychophar­ macologicalinterventionhas made a profound impact on both individual treatment and the responsive support systems, and is an important aspect ofmosttreatmentplans, to view schizophrenia as a phenothiazine deficiency disease is not only bad science but bad therapeutics. Their conceptualization of an "interactive developmental systems model" provides a framework upon which to build a broad medical approach to schizophrenia. This model relates variables drawn from different systems, interactive with one another, and contributing to a pathogenetic process across time. Within this bio-social-psychological matrix, one can then organize information relative to vulnerability, the manifest illness per se, the course of the disorder, and the multiplicity of factors relative to treatment planning.

Keywords

Evaluation assessment diagnosis epidemiology etiology intervention

Authors and affiliations

  • John S. Strauss
    • 1
  • William T. CarpenterJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Yale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Maryland Psychiatric Research CenterUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-0327-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-0329-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0327-3
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