The first book in a new series from the World Psychiatric Association, Schizophrenia: current science and clinical practice presents recent information on the diagnosis, neurobiological foundations, and management of schizophrenia. It evaluates the findings obtained with modern techniques like magnetic resonance imaging, genetics and network analyses. The book reviews the importance of neurocognitive functioning in schizophrenia and its predictive value for functional capacity. It covers the key areas of early recognition, prevention, rehabilitation and stigma. There is also a critical discussion of diagnostic classification and the revision of the two major international systems.
Written by experts in the field who have a track record of being engaging authors, this book provides a rapid overview of the current state of the art in schizophrenia research and clinical management. It will be invaluable to all psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropharmacologists, researchers in psychiatry and psychopharmacology in academia and in industry, and clinical and behavioural neuroscientists.