SCHIZOPHRENIA INTO LATER LIFE
ebook

SCHIZOPHRENIA INTO LATER LIFE (ebook)

Editorial:
AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC PUBLISHING
ISBN:
9781585627349
Formato:
PDF
DRM
Si

Carl Cohen, one of the leading experts on social support, aging, and schizophrenia, has put together a book not just about schizophrenia into later life but really about schizophrenia across the life cycle. The book assembles a range of contributors with expertise in biology, sociology, neuropsychology, health services, and pharmacological and psychosocial treatment. Chapters on epidemiology, phenomenology, care giving, and policy delve much deeper than just the aging process. It contains both the sublime and the mundane in terms of material such as a theoretical comprehensive research model as well as up to date, but soon to be outmoded, current practice and pharmacological treatment. Clearly it is the most important effort in the last decade to address the topic of schizophrenia and the only truly important work on aging and schizophrenia that I know of. According to Professor Cohen, the editor, the population of older persons suffering from a lifetime of schizophrenia is expected to double over the next 30 years and as usual our society is ill-prepared to address their needs. Those of us who spend our careers working with these inspirational but complicated, confusing, and long-suffering people who struggle against all odds to make a life for themselves will deeply appreciate this book.