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.

[img] Accepted Version (PDF 178kB)
Administrators only | Request a copy from author

View at publisher


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.

Impact and interest:

Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

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
Additional URLs:
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 01:41
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2012 15:07

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page