- Part 1 The Myths and the Science
- Part 2 Treatments
Schizophrenia is one of the most disabling mental illnesses and is also highly prevalent, occurring in approximately 1% of the population and affecting both men and women equally. The disorder has a typical onset of between 15 and 35 years of age and is characterised by impairments in reality, most commonly hallucinations and delusions. It is a highly complex condition and is often confused with other mental disorders such as bipolar disorder. This new edition will cover new DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and to reflect new data and include new longitudinal studies on psychiatric and medical co-morbidity, Genetic and environmental factors, new drug therapies, adherence and the role of depots, new advances in psychosocial therapies (CBT, ACT, & cognitive remediation) and includes an updated and expanded appendix.
David J. Castle, author Chair of Psychiatry, St Vincent's Hospital, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Peter F. Buckley, author Dean, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, USA
date: 08 May 2021