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Handbook of Psychiatry : Volume 3, Psychoses of Uncertain Aetiology: Handbook of Psychiatry: Volume 3, Psychoses of Uncertain Aetiology Vol.3 - J. K. Wing

Handbook of Psychiatry

Volume 3, Psychoses of Uncertain Aetiology: Handbook of Psychiatry: Volume 3, Psychoses of Uncertain Aetiology Vol.3

By: J. K. Wing (Editor), Lorna Wing (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th April 1983
ISBN: 9780521284387
Number Of Pages: 328

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This book was originally published in 1982. Schizophrenic, paranoid, manic, depressive and autistic illnesses are amongst the most severe and disabling that affect mankind. Uncertainty still surrounds their origins but the term 'functional psychoses' which suggests an absence of knowledge about causation, had become out of date, as the title of this volume suggests. It gives an insightful and comprehensive account of the pathology, biochemistry, aetiology, diagnoses, epidemiology, treatment and prognosis of these conditions. The authors were internationally acknowledged experts in their fields and they all contributed to significant advances in knowledge.

List of contributors
Schizophrenia and Paranoid Psychoses
Development of concepts of schizophrenia
Acute syndromes of schizophrenia
Chronic syndromes of schizophrenia
Subclassification of schizophrenia
Paranoid disorders
Differential diagnosis of schizophrenia
Course and prognosis of schizophrenia
Aetiology and Pathology
Epidemiology of schizophrenia
Psychosocial factors influencing the onset and course of schizophrenia
Psychological deficits in schizophrenia: information processing and communication problems
Genetics of schizophrenia
Biochemistry and pathology of schizophrenia
Affective Psychoses
Treatment and Management
Manic-depressive psychoses: mania
Depressive syndromes
Mixed affective states and other syndromes
Affective psychosis in adolescence
Differential diagnosis of affective psychoses
The course and prognosis of affective psychoses
Aetiology and Pathology
Epidemiology of affective psychoses
Suicide: epidemiology and relationship to depression
Social and psychological causes of affective disorders
Genetics of the affective psychoses
Biochemistry and pathology of the affective psychoses
Medication and physical treatment of affective disorders
Management and rehabilitation of affective psychoses
Medico-legal issues
Psychoses of Early Childhood
Development of concepts, classification and relationship to mental retardation
Clinical description, diagnosis and differential diagnosis
Epilepsy and the electroencephalogram in early childhood psychoses
Psychological assessment of early childhoos psychoses
Outcome and prognosis of early childhood psychoses
Aetiology and Pathology
Epidemiology of early childhood psychoses
Psychological abnormalities in early childhood psychoses
The genetics of childhood psychoses
Molecular pathology in the early childhood psychoses
Causes and pathology of early childhood psychoses
Treatment and Management
Medical management of psychotic children
Education and management of psychotic children
Cross-references to other volumes in the series
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521284387
ISBN-10: 0521284384
Series: London Mathematical Society Lecture Notes : Book 3
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 18th April 1983
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.05  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.57