The Encyclopedia of Schizophrenia And Other Psychotic Disorders (Facts on File Library of Health and Living)

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The Encyclopedia of Schizophrenia And Other Psychotic Disorders (Facts on File Library of Health and Living)
Richard Noll
Type: eBook
Released: 2006
Publisher: Facts on File
Page Count: 400
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0816064052
ISBN-13: 9780816064052
From Library Journal In this collection of short articles, Noll (psychology, Allentown Coll.The Encyclopedia of Schizophrenia ... Textbook ; The Jung Cult: Origins of Charismatic Movement) explores the history, etiology, biology, and treatment of psychotic disorders. The encyclopedia's positive features include excellent references for further reading at the end of each article, a good bibliography, appendixes listing the North American and European diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia, and sources of further information on schizophrenia. But by Noll's admission, the emphasis here is almost exclusively on schizophrenia, with bipolar disorder and other psychoses receiving scant coverage. While the little snippets on such topics as "Utica Cribs" and "Vampirism, Clinical" are interesting, it is hard to imagine the reference search that would lead to them. In general, this seems like the sort of book that would be handiest in the practitioner or scholar's office. For larger academic collections.DMary Ann Hughes, Neill P.L., Pullman, WA Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. From Schizophrenia has plagued, mystified, and baffled the human race for centuries. At various times it was attributed to cosmic forces overtaking one's soul or being possessed by Satan. Finally, through the study of psychiatry in the nineteenth century, schizophrenia was identified and recognized as an illness. Recent DNA research has recognized a genetic link to mental illness, but the specific cause of schizophrenia still remains to be identified. The latest edition of the Encyclopedia of Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders has been revised and expanded to reflect the latest (post-1999) scientific and scholarly research. Biologically related schizophrenic disorders, genetics, antipsychotic drug treatments, and pathophysiology are a few of the topics explored in the more than 600 entries. Among the new entries are Brief psychotic disorder, Electronarcosis therapy, Glutamate hypothesis, and Substance-induced psychotic disorder. In addition, author Noll has taken advantage of new scholarship on the history of psychiatry "to place the science of schizophrenia into its historical context" and revise entries such as Dementia praecox. Many entries discussed separately in previous volumes have been combined in this volume to provide clearer, more thorough explanations. Appendixes list diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia and information for pertinent organizations. As with both previous editions, as well as other volumes in the Facts On File Library of Health and Living, the language is clear, making this volume equally suitable for use by patients, scholars, and general readers. A solid addition for health collections. Ann CohenCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

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