This new edition of Schizophrenia and Related Syndromes has been thoroughly updated and revised to provide an authoritative overview of the subject, including new chapters on the neurodevelopmental hypothesis, cognitive neuropsychology, and schizophrenia and personality.

Peter McKenna guides the reader through a vast amount of literature on schizophrenia plus related syndromes such as paranoia and schizoaffective disorder, providing detailed and in-depth, but highly readable, accounts of the key areas of research. The book describes the clinical features of schizophrenia and its causes and treatment, covering subjects such as:

  • Aetiological factors in schizophrenia
  • The neurodevelopmental theory of schizophrenia
  • Neuroleptic drug treatment
  • Paraphrenia and paranoia
  • Childhood schizophrenia, autism and Asperger's syndrome

Schizophrenia and Related Syndromes will prove invaluable for psychiatrists and clinical psychologists in training and in practice. It will also be a useful guide for mental health professionals and researchers working in related fields.

chapter 1|31 pages

The cardinal symptoms of schizophrenia

chapter 2|24 pages

The clinical pictures of schizophrenia

chapter 3|25 pages

The natural history of schizophrenia

chapter 4|28 pages

The diagnosis of schizophrenia

chapter 5|27 pages

Aetiological factors in schizophrenia

chapter 6|29 pages

The neurochemistry of schizophrenia

chapter 10|27 pages

Neuroleptic drug treatment

chapter 11|20 pages

The management of schizophrenia

chapter 12|32 pages

Paraphrenia and paranoia

chapter 14|24 pages

Schizophrenia and organic brain disease

chapter 16|26 pages

Schizophrenia and personality