Schizophrenia from a Neurocognitive Perspective: Probing the Impenetrable Darkness
- List Price: $79.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Edition: 1
- Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
- Publish date: 11/14/1997
Learn about the exciting advances in schizophrenia research and treatment.
-- Presents new models for viewing treatment and outcome in schizophrenia.
-- Offers patients personal experiences throughout the book for real world examples of discussion.
-- Presents concepts and struggles in an accessible format for anyone who has a firm grounding in the basics of physiological psychology and psychopathology.
To a large extent, the origins of schizophrenia continue to be "wrapped in impenetrable darkness". Schizophrenia remains a mystery, but nearly a century's worth of investigations have turned up some clues that can be followed in two directions. We may opt to look inward to examine the neurochemistry or neuroanatomy of the disorder. Or we may decide to look outward to determine how the disorder affects the patient's functioning in the world.
This is the first sole-authored book to integrate the theme of neurocognitive processes in schizophrenia. The approach is based neither on the psychological nor the medical model; it borrows from both.