Insight and PsychosisAwareness of Illness in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders

Insight and PsychosisAwareness of Illness in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders

Xavier F. Amador and Anthony S. David

Print publication date: Jul 2004

ISBN: 9780198525684

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

The topic of insight in schizophrenia and related disorders has become a major focus of research in psychiatry and psychology, and has important clinical implications in terms of outcome, treatment adherence, competence, and forensic issues. This resource examines the role of 'insight' within the mentally ill and presents a broad range of interdisciplinary work, including chapters on neuropsychology, neuroimaging, violence and stigma, legal and consumer views.