Management of therapy-resistant schizophrenia

A look into the management of a complex disease

The psychotic symptoms of up to 30% of schizophrenic patients do not respond adequately to treatment with antipsychotic drugs, other than clozapine. These refractory patients are generally among the most disabled of all people with schizophrenia and require special assessment and treatment.

This volume presents the latest research and recommendations on the definition, causes and therapy of treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS). Methods for identification and optimal management of TRS are reviewed. Clozapine and other atypical antipsychotic drugs which are the primary treatment for TRS, as well as non-pharmacologic treatments such as transcranial magnetic stimulation, cognitive behavior therapy and ECT are discussed in depth. Potential causative factors and identifying features such as genetic factors, poor premorbid functioning, longer duration of untreated psychosis, and biological measures such as structural and functional brain abnormalities are also reviewed in depth in the present volume.

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  1. Jean Marie Manthei Jean Marie Manthei United States says:

    Maybe a little cognitive behavioral therapy plus meds is all you need.  Here is a breakthrough book and story on the topic of schizophrenia.  I just completed On Gratitude which is the adventures of a schizophrenic in recovery from nicotine.  This related topic you might enjoy deals with the emotional effects and works with beliefs about nicotine in the 4th year of recovery.  Delightful.  To find out more visit my website at psyche1902.com.  From there on pages 1 and 2 you will get a little slideshow, the release announcement for the book and some other interesting things to see. True story.  Heal Responsibly, Jean Manthei, MA, LPC, CACIII

  2. Jean Marie Manthei Jean Marie Manthei United States says:

    I just completed On Gratitude which is the adventures of a schizophrenic in recovery from nicotine.  This related topic you might enjoy deals with the emotional effects and works with beliefs about nicotine in the 4th year of recovery.  Delightful.  To find out more visit my website at psyche1902.com.  From there on pages 1 and 2 you will get a little slideshow, the release announcement for the book and some other interesting things to see. True story.  Heal Responsibly, Jean Manthei, MA, LPC, CACIII

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