Demystifying Schizophrenia for the General Practitioner
1 Jan 2009
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc
Steven J. Siegel
Schizophrenia is devastating psychiatric disorder that is often misunderstood. Demystifying Schizophrenia for the General Practitioner is an essential manual for clinicians illustrating how schizophrenia affects patients, their families and society using poignant real world examples to explain its onset, progression and prognosis. This book includes criteria for diagnosing schizophrenia based on the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM). Special emphasis is placed on differential diagnosis, co-morbidities, medications, and additional treatment options. The authors provide expert guidance on helping patients to cope with family and cultural issues for this highly complex disorder.