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Schizophrenia : A Very Short Introduction - Chris Frith


A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 22nd May 2003
ISBN: 9780192802217
Number Of Pages: 208

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Schizophrenia is the archetypal form of madness. Schizophrenia is a common disorder and has a devastating effect on sufferers and their families-patients typically hear voices in their heads and hold bizarre beliefs. The schizophrenic patient presented to the public in sensational press reports and lurid films bears little resemblance to reality of the illness. This book describes what schizophrenia is really like, how the illness progresses, and the treatments that have been applied. It also summarizes the most up-to-date knowledge available about the biological bases of this disorder. Finally it attempts to give some idea of what it is like to have schizophrenia and what this disorder tells us about the relationship between mind and brain. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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`a short but mind-expanding book' Philip Graetzel, Focus

The Nature of Schizophrenia1: Case studies past and present 2: The concept of schizophrenia 3: Intellectual functioning in schizophrenia The Causes of Schizophrenia4: Schizophrenia and drugs 5: Biological factors 6: Environmental factors Understanding schizophrenia7: Understanding the symptoms of schizophrenia 8: The importance of schizophrenia

ISBN: 9780192802217
ISBN-10: 0192802216
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 22nd May 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.3 x 11.1  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.18

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