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Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction

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The schizophrenic patient presented to the public in sensational press reports and lurid films bears little resemblance to reality of the illness. This book describes what schizophrenia is really like, how the illness progresses, and the treatments that have been applied. It also summarizes the most up-to-date knowledge available about the biological bases of this disorder. Finally it attempts to give some idea of what it is like to have schizophrenia and what this disorder tells us about the relationship between mind and brain.
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Schizophrenia is the archetypal form of madness. Schizophrenia is a common disorder and has a devastating effect on sufferers and their families-patients typically hear voices in their heads and hold bizarre beliefs. The schizophrenic patient presented to the public in sensational press reports and lurid films bears little resemblance to reality of the illness. This book describes what schizophrenia is really like, how the illness progresses, and the treatments that have been applied. It also summarizes the most up-to-date knowledge available about the biological bases of this disorder. Finally it attempts to give some idea of what it is like to have schizophrenia and what this disorder tells us about the relationship between mind and brain.
Frith is Wellcome Principal Research Fellow and Professor in Neuropsychology at the Wellcome Department of Cognitive Neurology. He is also Deputy Director of the Leopold Muller Functional Imaging Laboratory.
1. CASE STUDIES PAST AND PRESENT; 4. SCHIZOPHRENIA AND DRUGS; 7. UNDERSTANDING THE SYMPTOMS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA
a short but mind-expanding book Philip Graetzel, Focus
Schizophrenia is the archetypal form of madness. Schizophrenia is a common disorder and has a devastating effect on sufferers and their families-patients typically hear voices in their heads and hold bizarre beliefs. The schizophrenic patient presented to the public in sensational press reports and lurid films bears little resemblance to reality of the illness. This book describes what schizophrenia is really like, how the illness progresses, and the treatments that
have been applied. It also summarizes the most up-to-date knowledge available about the biological bases of this disorder. Finally it attempts to give some idea of what it is like to have
schizophrenia and what this disorder tells us about the relationship between mind and brain. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
`a short but mind-expanding book'
Philip Graetzel, Focus
Gives the facts about Schizophrenia - an illness much discussed but widely misrepresented in media, literature, and film
Explains the truth about one of the most fascinating and devastating mental illnesses: patients hear voices in their heads and hold bizarre beliefs
Accessible accounts of cutting edge research
Detailed descriptions of patients and their histories
Author
Christopher Donald Frith
Short Title
SCHIZOPHRENIA
Pages
199
Series
Very Short Introductions
Language
English
ISBN-10
0192802216
ISBN-13
9780192802217
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
616.898
Series Number
89
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2003
Publication Date
2003-08-31
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Subtitle
A Very Short Introduction
Place of Publication
Oxford
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Residence
US
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Audience
College/Higher Education
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