This comprehensive volume, while never underestimating the incalculable damage schizophrenia can inflict, nevertheless maintains hope in the future of neuroscientific research and the progress that is being made in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. With chapters written by a distinguished assembly of international authorities in the field, Clinical Manual for the Treatment of Schizophrenia provides a uniquely multicultural and supremely patient-centered perspective on schizophrenia’s core symptoms, its psychosocial effects, and its psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic management.
This clinical manual is organized with the reader’s understanding and convenience uppermost. The well-balanced chapter outlines, abundance of tables and case studies, and extensive references are designed to provide a cutting-edge education in the diagnosis and management of this devastating disease. Completely current, the volume is grounded in biological science and espouses a down-to-earth approach that both clinicians on the front lines and beginning medical students will appreciate.