About this book
Current Schizophrenia, second edition, provides a concise but comprehensive resource for clinicians in the management of schizophrenia.
The book opens by reviewing the most current topics in schizophrenia, including the latest formulations of second-generation antipsychotic drugs, both as extended release oral preparations and as intramuscular injection. This is followed by an extensively revised chapter on all aspects of care, from its overall organization, through phase-specific treatments, to management of relapses and dealing with side effects of antipsychotic drugs. Psychosocial interventions are included, and throughout the book attention is paid to optimising adherence to therapy.
The book closes with a quick reference section that summarizes the current consensus on causes, epidemiology and diagnosis of schizophrenia, along with a section on useful resources and further reading.
The concise handbook format and ample tables and algorithms make Current Schizophrenia an invaluable reference for primary care physicians who wish to keep up to date in the management of all phases of schizophrenia and in the prevention of relapses.