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Schizophrenia is one of the most traumatic psychiatric disorders, both for the affected person and their family. It also carries an unfortunate stigma and suffers from frequent misinterpretation by the popular media. The disorder usually manifests itself through significant periods of hallucinations, bizarre delusions, and disorganized behavior, but the individuals who suffer from this brain disorder are not generally violent, and do have periods of remission. However it is often difficult for these individuals to maintain a regular lifestyle and relationships at home and at work, and many individuals with schizophrenia end up unable to live independently or, worse, homeless. This new edition in the popular Facts series provides a concise and up-to-date account of the underlying causes and symptoms of schizophrenia, as well as current theories about the disorder. The authors look at all the current treatment options, both medical and psychological, together with likely side-effects and the problem of compliance with treatment. The role of the family and the community in caring for individuals with schizophrenia is also considered.

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Tantor Media, Inc.
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Ming T. Tsuang (Author)

Ming T. Tsuang is recognized worldwide for his research in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and substance abuse. One of his areas of interest is in the interactions between genetic and environmental risk factors for severe mental disorders.

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Stephen V. Faraone (Author)

Stephen V. Faraone, PhD, studies the nature and causes of mental disorders in childhood and has made contributions to research in psychiatric genetics, psychopharmacology, diagnostic issues, and methodology.

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Stephen J. Glatt (Author)

Stephen J. Glatt, PhD, is the principal investigator on two Research Project grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and a co-investigator or consultant on several others.

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Author :
Ming T. Tsuang
Narrator :
Mike Chamberlain
Author :
Stephen V. Faraone
Author :
Stephen J. Glatt
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