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Schizophrenia, 2nd Edition

Schizophrenia, 2nd Edition

Mario Maj (Editor), Norman Sartorius (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-85927-8 July 2003 514 Pages




This series acknowledges the substantial gap that still exists in psychiatry between research evidence and clinical practice: clinicians are sometimes incompletely aware of research findings, or regard them as biased, not convincing or not relevant to their practice. By using systematic reviews with accompanying commentaries this volume is able to assess the "evidence" and "experiences" to give a critical and objective account of the relevant issues, while focusing on key topics. This comprehensive book addresses schizophrenia through a systematic review of the available rearch evidence.

This book "...was a pleasure to review. One can dip in and out of it at random to find an important aspect of schizophrenia summarised in a few paragraphs. The reviews are all well written, balanced and up-to-date. It is designed for an international readership, and come commentaries, such as those on continental concepts of schizophrenia, or experience of stigma in the less industrialised world, are rarely found together in one volume." —British Journal of Psychiatry, 2001

List of Review Contributors.


Diagnosis of Schizophrenia: A Review (C. Pull).

Pharmacological Treatment of Schizophrenia: A Review (W. Fleischhacker).

Psychotherapies for Schizophrenia: A Review (M. Birchwood & E. Spencer).

Prevention of Disability and Stigma Related to Schizophrenia: A Review (R. Cancro & A. Meyerson).

Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders: A Review (W. Maier, et al.). 

Economics of Schizophrenia: A Review (M. Knapp, et al.).

Acknowledgements for the First Edition.


  • Provides accompanying commentaries by an outstanding line up of contributors
  • Covers developments in diagnosis, therapy, prognosis, economic evaluation and quality improvement
  • Provides an unbiased and reliable reference point
  • The best available evidence to enable well-informed clinical decision making