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First Harper Perennial edition.
xxii, 496 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Newly revised and updated"--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Updated throughout and filled with all the latest research, treatment plans, commonly asked questions and more, the bestselling resource on schizophrenia is back-now in its seventh edition. E. Fuller Torrey is a brilliant writer. There is no one writing on psychology today whom I would rather read. - Los Angeles Times. Since its first publication in 1983, Surviving Schizophrenia has become the standard reference book on the disease and has helped thousands of patients, their families, and mental health professionals. In clear language, this much-praised and important book describes the nature, causes, symptoms, treatment, and course of schizophrenia and also explores living with it from both the patient's and the family's point of view. This new, completely updated seventh edition includes the latest research findings on what causes the illness, as well as information about the newest drugs for treatment, and answers the questions most often asked by families, consumers, and providers. An indispensable guide for those afflicted by schizophrenia as well those who care for them, Surviving Schizophrenia covers every aspect of the condition and sheds new light on an often-misunderstood illness.
The inner world of madness: view from the inside -- Defining schizophrenia: view from the outside -- Conditions sometimes confused with schizophrenia -- Onset, course, and prognosis -- The causes of schizophrenia -- The treatment of schizophrenia : getting started -- The treatment of schizophrenia: medication and other --The rehabilitation of schizophrenia -- What good services should look like -- Ten major problems -- How can patients and families survive schizophrenia? -- Commonly asked questions -- Schizophrenia in the public eye -- Dimensions of the disaster -- Issues for advocates.