Schizophrenia: Empirical Research and Findings (Personality, Psychopathology, and Psychotherapy)

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9780126730104: Schizophrenia: Empirical Research and Findings (Personality, Psychopathology, and Psychotherapy)

This book presents a comprehensive and critical appraisal of virtually all of the research on schizophrenia, with particular emphasis on developments of the last ten years. It is the most comprehensive textbook, integrating all areas of schizophrenia research, ever published.

This book covers every topic of research with schizophrenic patients including:Findings in cognitive, psychophysiological, neuropsychological, and biochemical research with schizophrenics**Genetic studies, studies on environmental factors, high risk research and developmental course on schizophrenia**Samples of risk of developing schizophrenia**A chapter dealing with therapy including psychopharmacological and psychological intervention methods, especially psychosocial therapy, family therapy, and cognitive training programs**A completely new theoretical integration of the findings from all areas of schizophrenic research

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This is an excellent reference book for anyone interested in the current state of research in schizophrenia...The authors have successfully given an overview of the major current foci of interest in schizophrenia research, and anaccurate representation of the research findings to date. The last section provides an informed and considered view of information-processing deficits related to clinical, biological and psychosocial findings in schizophrenia.
--BRITISH JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
This volume by Drs. Straube and Oades...is the best schizophrenia textbook to appear in many years....[Straube and Oades] are not only accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date; they also provide integrating commentary throughout the book....I would recommend this book as a text for psychologists, medical students, psychiatry residents, neuroscientists, mental health providers of all disciplines. They will find, with pleasure, that all the topics important to them are thoroughly covered, plus some new ones....This is a marvelous feat of understanding, clarity and exposition. It is a painless way to acquire balanced, accurate, multidisciplinary knowledge about the nature of schizophrenia 1993.
--Mary Seemen in BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
This is a useful book for the specialist researcher looking for an overview of several important areas of recent research interest....For those seeking a readable and imaginative tour of the major integrative approaches in recent psycho-biological research the penultimate chapter is superb.
--PUBLIC HEALTH
I found the book to be a superbly presented, detailed compendium of the current state of applied and theoretical knowledge....Schizophrenia should not be overlooked by the practicing psychiatrist.
--John William Ferkany in JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY
The chapters are written in a fresh and clean style that facilitates the absorption of a broad area of knowledge....The authors review and condense an extensive literature in a fairly sophisticated fashion. The liberal use of figures and tables is especially appealing in illustrating major research findings....The textbook is quite successful in its basic mission, to provide a fundamental text useful for both those involved in their own research on schizophrenia and those interested in an overview of the results emerging from a host of research programs....The book is a solid and well-written source book that reviews the broad range of schizophrenia research in a fairly exhaustive and comprehensive manner. It represents a valuable contribution to the professional literature and will be a very useful source book for schizophrenia researchers regardless of their expertise or training...The Straube and Oades book presents a concise, well-organized, and detailed review of a broad area of current schizophrenia research....The overall quality of the chapters is quite high. This is striking, given the broad range of research reviewed. Researchers and clinicians at different points in their careeers and training who are interested in schizophrenia will certainly not be disappointed.
--Steven O. Moldin in CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY

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