Historical introduction and definitions. Symptoms of schizophrenia. Diagnosis and differential diagnosis. The causes of schizophrenia. Psychiatric disorders with schizophrenia-like presentations. Management of schizophrenia: drug treatment. Management of schizophrenia: Social and psychological treatment. Course and prognosis. Conclusions and future prospects. References and further reading. Appendices: Useful organisations and websites, The Brief Psychiatric Ratings scale. Glossary. List of patient questions. Index.