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Non-pharmacological interventions in secondary schizophrenia

Kavanagh, David J., Connolly, Jennifer M., & Mueser, Kim T. (2010) Non-pharmacological interventions in secondary schizophrenia. In Sachdev, Perminder S. & Keshavan, Matcheri S. (Eds.) Secondary Schizophrenia. Cambridge University Press, New York, pp. 406-418.

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    Abstract

    Schizophrenia may not be a single disease, but the result of a diverse set of related conditions. Modern neuroscience is beginning to reveal some of the genetic and environmental underpinnings of schizophrenia; however, an approach less well travelled is to examine the medical disorders that produce symptoms resembling schizophrenia. This book is the first major attempt to bring together the diseases that produce what has been termed 'secondary schizophrenia'. International experts from diverse backgrounds ask the questions: does this medical disorder, or drug, or condition cause psychosis? If yes, does it resemble schizophrenia? What mechanisms form the basis of this relationship? What implications does this understanding have for aetiology and treatment? The answers are a feast for clinicians and researchers of psychosis and schizophrenia. They mark the next step in trying to meet the most important challenge to modern neuroscience – understanding and conquering this most mysterious of human diseases.

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    ID Code: 40511
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Additional Information: Features • Comprehensive coverage of medical conditions that can present as schizophrenia-like psychosis • Reviews in depth the facets of association of medical conditions and psychosis, providing a ready source for trainees and specialists • Describes potential mechanisms for the associations, useful for researchers looking to understand the pathogenesis of schizophrenia
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    Keywords: Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Treatment, Drugs, Alcohol
    ISBN: 9780521856973
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
    Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
    Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Cambridge University Press
    Copyright Statement: This publication is in copyright. Subject to statutory exception and to the provisions of relevant collective licensing agreements, no reproduction of any part may take place without the written permission of Cambridge University Press.
    Deposited On: 08 Mar 2011 11:41
    Last Modified: 06 Mar 2012 01:07

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