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Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction (2003)

by Chris Frith, Eve Johnstone

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I read this to gain some background knowledge for a psychology assignment, but I found myself citing a few relevant points for the essay itself.

This book is a very concise and interesting introduction to the subject of schizophrenia, that has a surprising amount of breadth and depth for its short length. This introduction manages to introduce one to most areas of research regarding schizophrenia, including the history, treatments and fairly up to date research findings, without becoming too dry to hold the attentions of the laymen.

If you have even a passing interest in this mental disorder then I would wholeheartedly recommend you read this book, as it is the perfect place to start, and, due to its rather short length (though not as short as the title would have you believe) it can be read rather easily in a few hours.


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The Experience of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is the term applied to a severe form of mental disorder that exists in all countries and cultures and is more prevalent than you might think.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0192802216, Paperback)

The schizophrenic patient presented to the public in sensational press reports and lurid films bears little resemblance to reality of the illness. This book describes what schizophrenia is really like, how the illness progresses, and the treatments that have been applied. It also summarizes the most up-to-date knowledge available about the biological bases of this disorder. Finally it attempts to give some idea of what it is like to have schizophrenia and what this disorder tells us about the relationship between mind and brain.

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"Schizophrenia is the archetypal form of madness. It is a common disorder affecting roughly one in a hundred people (the same number who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis), and has a devastating effect on sufferers and their families." "This book lucidly and accurately describes what schizophrenia is really like, how the illness progresses, and the treatments that can be applied. Frith and Johnstone summarize the findings of the latest research on the biological basis of this disorder. Finally, they explore what this disorder tells us about the relationship between the mind and the brain."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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