Schizophrenia: Triggers and Treatments



Series: Psychiatry – Theory, Applications and Treatments
BISAC: PSY022050

Schizophrenia: Triggers and Treatments is a series of texts that introduces the reader to some of the more recent advances in schizophrenia research. It is concerned with questioning the role of the immune system in the aetiology and course of the disorder, as well as investigating the efficacy of some of the available treatments for schizophrenia. Edited by a leading scholar in the field, and written by researchers at the cutting edge of these developments, each chapter provides details of original works and their theoretical and empirical impact.

The theme of cognition is prevalent throughout the book. As a core deficit in schizophrenia, cognition proves to be fundamental to both the mechanisms underlying the disorder, and the treatments used to alleviate symptomatology. It is evident in all subpopulations of schizophrenia patients explored in this collection – from those with early onset schizophrenia, to those being treated in forensic mental health services – and its importance throughout the lifespan of individuals with schizophrenia is highlighted.

With a focus on a practical understanding of schizophrenia, this book will be of value to all researchers, psychiatrists and therapists with a clinical or research interest in this subject.
(Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents




Chapter 1. Early Onset Schizophrenia: Review in the Light of Newer Etiological and Therapeutic Findings
(Nina Šenica, MD, and Sara Plakolm, Department for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Maribor, Slovenia)

Chapter 2. Peripheral Cytokine Alterations through Schizophrenia Continuance and in Somatic Comorbidity
(Milica M. Borovcanin, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Kragujevac, Kragujevac, Serbia)

Chapter 3. Immune Activation and Cognition: Cognitive Changes Associated with IL-6 in Patients with Schizophrenia, versus Other Psychiatric & Medical Disorders
(Catherine O’Donoghue and Gary Donoghue, DClinPsych, PhD, School of Psychology, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland)

Chapter 4. Integrated Neurocognitive Therapy: An Innovative Approach to Rehabilitation of Patients with Schizophrenia
(Miriam Cantarella and Andreana De Mare, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 5. Cognitive Impairment in Patients with Schizophrenia in Forensic Mental Health Services
(Ken O’Reilly, PhD, DPscych, Department of Psychology, National Forensic Mental Health Service
Central Mental Hospital, Dublin, Ireland)

Chapter 6. A Personal Recovery Narrative through Rap Music in Music Therapy
(Siobhán Nelligan, Tommy Hayes and Tríona McCaffrey, PhD, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Ireland)

Chapter 7. Coping Strategies in Oral Health: Problems Experienced by People with Schizophrenia
(Francesca Siu-Paredes, DMD, Nathalie Rude, PhD, Sahar Moussa-Badran, DMD, PhD, and Frederic Denis, DMD, PhD, University Champagne Ardenne, Faculté d’Odontologie de Reims, Neurosciences and Clinical, University Hospital of Besançon, Besançon, France, and others)

Chapter 8. Therapeutic Educational Program in Oral Health for Oral Health Empowerment and Recovery in Patients with Schizophrenia
(Frederic Denis, DMD, PhD, Corinne Rat, and Jean-François Pelletier, PhD, Department of Odontology, University of François-Rabelais, Education, Ethique, Santé, Tours, France, and others)


Audience: This book is written for an academic audience, and those from a clinical and research background.

Keywords: Schizophrenia, genetics, inflammation, treatment, outcome.

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