Churchill's In Clinical Practice Series: Schizophrenia

Churchill's In Clinical Practice Series: Schizophrenia

By Peter B. Jones, MSc, PhD, FRCP, MRCPsych, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; and Peter F. Buckley, MD, MRCPsych, Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA


Introduction and background
- What is schizophrenia?
- Presentation and natural history of schizophrenia
Epidemiology
- Who gets schizophrenia?
- How many people have schizophrenia?
Aetiology and diagnosis
- What causes schizophrenia?
- What are the genes doing?
- Genetic models
- The future for molecular genetic epidemiology
- Environmental risk factors
Prevention
Some history of the clinical concept and other thoughts about schizophrenia
- Dementia praecox
- Schizophrenia
- Problems with categorical definitions and operational criteria
Treatment
- ?Typical? and ?atypical? antipsychotics ? what?s in a name?
- Typical antipsychotics
- Atypical antipsychotic medications
- Non-pharmacological management
Management
- Acute psychosis
- First-episode psychosis
- Maintenance therapy
- Treatment-refractory schizophrenia
- Co-morbidities
- Future developments
Case studies