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Schizophrenia Genesis The Origins of Madness

ISBN-10: 0716721473
ISBN-13: 9780716721475
Edition: 1991 (Revised)
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Description: Sorting out fact from fiction, one of the world's leading experts presents an absorbing account of what is actually know about the complex subject of schizophrenia.

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Book details

List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 9/15/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Sorting out fact from fiction, one of the world's leading experts presents an absorbing account of what is actually know about the complex subject of schizophrenia.

Preface
In the Beginning
Early Accounts of Schizophrenia
Historical Views of Insanity and Its Treatment: Some Misguided Clues to Causes
Origins of Modern Considerations in Mental Disorders
How Do We Know When It's Schizophrenia?
Reducing Uncertainty in Diagnosing Schizophrenia
Genuine Schizophrenia: A Case History
Schizophrenia's Forgeries and False Leads
Experiments in Making Clinical Judgments
A Prototype for Diagnosing Schizophrenia
Diagnosing Schizophrenia: An Integrated Summary
Schizophrenia and Childhood Psychoses
Anguished Voices I: Personal Accounts of Survivors
Where Did I Go?
The Messiah Quest
After the Funny Farm
The Hard Road Back
Reprise
Schizophrenia across Time and Space
Lessons from Epidemiology
Is Schizophrenia a Recent Disease?
From Raw Data toward Strategic Information
The Age of Onset of Schizophrenia
The Demographics of Longevity
Attempts to Discover the True Number of Schizophrenics
From Mental Hospital Statistics to Community Estimates
The Distribution of Schizophrenia by Social Class
Schizophrenia around the World
Reprise
Is Schizophrenia Inherited Genetically?
A Genetics Primer
From Simple to Complex Schemes of Inheritance
Foundations for a Genetic Position
Family Studies
Summary
The Evidence from Twin Studies
Classical Twin Studies: 1928-1953
Contemporary Twin Studies
Challenges to Received Wisdom
Severity as an Indicator of Genetic Loading
Reprise: Old and New Twin Studies
Understanding Discordance in Identical Twins
Revitalizing Research on Discordant Twin Pairs
Identical Twins Reared Apart
The Offspring of Schizophrenic Twins
Identical Quadruplets Concordant for Schizophrenia
Conclusion
Three Generations of Schizophrenia
Is Schizophrenia Contagious Psychologically?
Adoption Strategies
Heston's Adoption Study in Oregon
The Evidence from Denmark
A Meta-Analysis of Offspring Risk
Who Raised Schizophrenic Adoptees? The Kety Strategy
Wender's Cross-Fostering Research
Adoption Strategies in Finland
Overview of Adoption Results
The Role of Psychosocial and Environmental Stressors
Acute and Persistent Life Events
The "New Look" in Family Influences
Obstetrical Complications and Other Somatic Risks
Seek Simplicity and Distrust It
Summary
Anguished Voices II: Personal Accounts of Family Members
Making the Best of It
A Father's Thoughts
Confessions of a Schizophrenic's Daughter
Schizophrenia, Society, and Social Policy
Patterns of Death and Physical Illness
Criminality and Violence
Sexuality, Marriage, Fertility, and Divorce
Genetic Counseling
Legal Constraints: Marriage, Immigration, and Sterilization
The Nazi "Solution"
A Parent's View on Enforcing Medication
The Big Picture
Models as Maps: Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Go?
Models for the Development of Schizophrenia: The Pathway from Genotype to Psychopathology
Gene-Environment Models for the Transmission of Schizophrenia
Summary
Conclusions
What Next? The Decade of the Brain
Neurobiology and Schizophrenia
The Continuing Promise of Longitudinal High-Risk Studies
Genetic Markers and Genetic Linkage
Conclusions
A Story to End the Story
Giving Love ... and Schizophrenia
References and Bibliography
Name Index
Subject Index

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