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Palgrave Macmillan

Schizophrenia

ISBN 9780230299863
Publication Date August 2014
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Palgrave Insights in Psychology series

This comprehensive introduction to schizophrenia is an ideal starting point for students. It covers the theoretical foundations of different perspectives of schizophrenia, including medical, evolutionary and social, to give readers a solid grounding and then discusses the various forms of treatments and the arguments surrounding each perspective.

Kevin Silber is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, UK. Educated at Manchester University in Physiology and Psychology, he then went onto a lecturing career that now spans 29 years. During that time he has been a lecturer, a programme leader and a head of department, and he has also examined A level psychology. During this time his focus has been on learning and teaching and, especially the transition from secondary to tertiary education. He has authored two previous biological psychology texts and was the series editor for the Modular Psychology series.

1. What is Schizophrenia?

2. Inheriting Schizophrenia

3. Neurotransmitter Explanations

4. Brain Correlates of Schizophrenia

5. Alternative Biological and Evolutionary Explanations

6. Social and Cognitive Explanations

7. Psychodynamic Explanations and Family Functioning

8. Biological Treatments

9. Psychosocial Approaches to Treatment

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