by Steven R. Hirsch (Editor)Hardcover: 832 pages
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers; 2nd Revision edition (April 2003)
A comprehensive textbook of schizophrenia that represents a major shift of thinking influenced by recent changes in the understanding of the brain, developments in methodology which have influenced clinical practice, and changes in the culture which have led to new concepts of management and treatment and a new understanding of the factors that are likely to affect relapse. The traditional subjects also continue to be covered. The 33 contributed chapters are organized in four sections: descriptive aspects; biological aspects; physical treatments; and psychosocial aspects.