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Schizophrenia : a very short introduction / Christopher Frith and Eve Johnstone.

By: Frith, Christopher D.
Contributor(s): Johnstone, Eve C.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Very short introductions: 89.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003Description: 199 p. : ill., ports. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 0192802216 (pbk.); 9780192802217 (pbk.).Subject(s): Schizophrenia -- Popular works | Schizophrenia -- Case studiesDDC classification: 616.898 Other classification: 44.91
Contents:
The experience of schizophrenia -- The concept of schizophrenia -- Intellectual functioning in schizophrenia -- Schizophrenia and drugs -- Biological factors -- Environmental factors -- Understanding the symptoms of schizophrenia -- The importance of schizophrenia.
Summary: An overview of schizophrenia covering its history, effects, symptoms, treatments, biological and environmental factors, and roles in violent crime and research of other mental illnesses.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The experience of schizophrenia -- The concept of schizophrenia -- Intellectual functioning in schizophrenia -- Schizophrenia and drugs -- Biological factors -- Environmental factors -- Understanding the symptoms of schizophrenia -- The importance of schizophrenia.

An overview of schizophrenia covering its history, effects, symptoms, treatments, biological and environmental factors, and roles in violent crime and research of other mental illnesses.

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Chris Frith FRS is Professor in Neuropsychology at University College London and deputy director of the Functional Imaging Laboratory at the Institute of Neurology. He is a Wellcome Principal Research Fellow and uses brain imaging techniques to investigate the neural correlates ofconsciousness in health and disease. He has published over 200 scientific papers and his book The cognitive neuropsychology of schizophrenia (Psychology Press, 1992) was awarded the 1996 Book Award by the British Psychological Society. Eve C. Johnstone MD, FRCP, FRCPsych is Professor and Head of theDepartment of Psychiatry in the University of Edinburgh. In addition to an extensive clinical practice she conducts large scale research on all aspects of schizophrenia designed to improve treatment and identify risk factors. She has published over 300 scientific papers and among other books, issenior editor of the Companion to Psychiatry Studies (Harcourt, Brace, 1998) and Schizophrenia: Concepts and Clinical management CUP, 1999.

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