Schizophrenia Today

Schizophrenia Today

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Editors: D. Kemali, G. Bartholini, D. Richter
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483152981

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Schizophrenia Today is a collection of papers presenting conflicting viewpoints on schizophrenia and some focal subjects for future research. The book deals with the definition of schizophrenia and presents various advances in understanding the condition. The text surveys the problems of epidemiology and symptomatology in terms of the etiology and pathogenesis of schizophrenia. Several papers present the societal and cultural aspects of the problem on issues of clinical overview; international collaboration in schizophrenia research; and the societal determinants of schizophrenic behavior. Other papers then discuss the genetic and biochemical approaches in dealing with schizophrenia. One paper concludes that genetic factors play a significant role in the etiology of schizophrenia. The text also reviews the studies conducted by Rolf Gjessing, establishing that mood changes in mental state are related to changes in autonomic activity, metabolic rate, and nitrogen balance. The book also discusses the pharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches in treating the problem. One paper deals with the personal experience of the writer in using psychoanalysis for treating schizophrenia. The collection will prove valuable for psychiatrists, psychologists, psychoanalysts, and students and researchers dealing with mental diseases.

Table of Contents

  • List of Participants

    Poster Exhibition


    Opening Address

    1. Societal and Cultural Aspects

    Definition, Classification and Nomenclature: A Clinical Overview

    International Collaboration in Schizophrenia Research

    Societal Determinants of Schizophrenic Behavior

    2. Genetic and Biochemical Approaches

    The Contribution of Genetics and Biochemistry. Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Genetics in Schizophrenia

    The Impact of Biochemistry on the Problem of Schizophrenia

    3. Pharmacological Approaches

    Introductory Remarks

    The Impact of Pharmacology on the Problem of Schizophrenia

    Drug-induced Psychoses and Their Relationship to Schizophrenia

    On the Biochemistry and Pharmacology of Hallucinogens

    4. Neuroleptic Drugs

    The Drug Approach to Therapy. Treatment of Acute Schizophrenia

    The Drug Approach to Therapy. Long-term Treatment of Schizophrenia

    Neuroleptic Drugs. Chemical versus Biochemical Classification

    5. Physiological and Psychological Findings

    Novel Neurophysiological Findings in Schizophrenia

    Basic Logico-mathematical Structures in Schizophrenia

    6. Psychotherapeutic Approaches

    Some Aspects of Cognitive Activities in Schizophrenics

    The Psychotherapeutic Approach to Schizophrenia

    The Treatment of Psychotic States, Particularly Schizophrenia, by Psychoanalysis

    7. Synthesis and Concluding Remarks

    Recent Contributions from the Basic Biological Sciences toward an Understanding of Schizophrenia

    Clinical Sciences

Product details

  • No. of pages: 298
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483152981

About the Editors

D. Kemali

G. Bartholini

D. Richter

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