Download PDF by Martin Stefan: An Atlas of Schizophrenia

By Martin Stefan

ISBN-10: 1850700745

ISBN-13: 9781850700746

This complete colour atlas covers the medical beneficial properties, etiology, pathophysiology, and remedy of schizophrenia together with glossy advancements in remedy and instructions of latest study. It describes schizophrenia's profound results on notion, knowing, communique, and social habit; its identifiable antecedents in early mind development and improvement; and morphological facts from structural mind imaging and autopsy experiences. The atlas offers examples of the most recent learn advancements in neuropsychology, psychophysiology and useful imaging besides in vivo receptor imaging and different advances in psychopharmacology.

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E. abnormalities of smooth pursuit eye movements, have been described in ©2002 CRC Press LLC NEUROPSYCHOLOGY Various theories propose mechanisms that link abnormal neuropsychology in schizophrenia to its symptoms, and the functional neuroimaging techniques described above have begun to provide an important tool in beginning to unravel these relationships. For example, schizophrenic symptoms may arise from faulty attentional processes or ‘central monitoring’, and, as a result, the capacity to distinguish between internal and external stimuli may be impaired (leading, for example, to the experience of hallucinations).

Odegaard21 suggested in 1933 that social isolation and alienation are the crucial factors, and most recent evidence points in this direction. 15) interact to propel the individual over a threshold for expression of the disease. 14 The differences in incidence in schizophrenia in people of African-Caribbean origin compared with those from other ethnic groups, in one study from Camberwell, South London. Figure reproduced with permission from Castle E, Wessely S, Der G, Murray RM. The incidence of operationally defined schizophrenia in Camberwell 1965–84.

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