Schizophrenia: Advances in Research and Future Directions

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Bojan Sterenborg (Editor)

Series: Psychiatry – Theory, Applications and Treatments
BISAC: MED105000

Schizophrenia is a major psychiatric disorder characterized by a disruption in neuropsychological function that usually manifests itself between the age of 10 and 35. Schizophrenia: Advances in Research and Future Directions provides a broad overview of the domains, severity, and course of neuropsychological functioning in schizophrenia patients.

Genetic variations and markers can serve as a diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic tool for the patients. As such, the authors describe and summarize the blood-based biomarkers of schizophrenia from the diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic points of view.

The closing study aims to determine the role of internalized stigma in the presence and severity of fear of negative evaluation in patients with schizophrenia, specifically hypothesizing that a higher perceived discrimination will be the most important predictor.
(Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)

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Preface

Chapter 1. Neuropsychological Functioning in Schizophrenia Patients
(Behrooz Afshari, Department of Clinical Psychology, Kashan University of Medical sciences, Kashan, Iran)

Chapter 2. Blood Biomarkers in Schizophrenia: A Focus on Genetics
(Javier Gilabert-Juan, PhD, and Andrzej W. Cwetsch, PhD, Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology, College de France, Paris, France, and others)

Chapter 3. The Role of Internalized Stigma in the Fear of Negative Evaluation in Patients with Schizophrenia
(Ana Fresán, Rebeca Robles García, María Yoldi-Negrete, J. Nicolás Martínez-López, Carlos-Alfonso Tovilla-Zárate, Tania Real, Ricardo Saracco-Alvarez and Eduardo Madrigal, Subdirección de Investigaciones Clínicas. Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría Ramón de la Fuente Muñíz, Ciudad de México, México, and others)

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