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Schizophrenia and Its Treatment: Where Is the Progress?

Matthew M. Kurtz

Abstract

The book provides a brief critical synthesis of the extant research literature on neuroscientific and psychological perspectives on the psychiatric disorder schizophrenia, with an eye toward its implications for treatment. The fulcrum of the book’s argument is data documenting the slow progress in improving outcomes for this population. Psychiatric classificatory schemes and the search for a core pathology associated with the diagnosis are proposed as potential contributors to this slow progress. Early chapters are aimed at describing the history of the development of the definition of the dia ... More

Keywords: schizophrenia, functional outcome, treatment, cognition, neuroimaging

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199974443
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974443.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew M. Kurtz, author
Associate professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Behavior at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT