By Martin Stefan
This complete colour atlas covers the medical good points, etiology, pathophysiology, and remedy of schizophrenia together with sleek advancements in remedy and instructions of recent examine. It describes schizophrenia's profound results on conception, knowing, verbal exchange, and social habit; its identifiable antecedents in early mind development and improvement; and morphological facts from structural mind imaging and autopsy reviews. The atlas offers examples of the most recent learn advancements in neuropsychology, psychophysiology and sensible imaging besides in vivo receptor imaging and different advances in psychopharmacology.
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Many drugs of abuse, such as ketamine, amphetamine, cocaine, and LSD, are psychotomimetic and can induce an acute schizophrenia-like psychosis. Psychoactive substance misuse both precedes and follows the onset of psychotic symptoms. Some patients state that they receive transient symptom relief and are using the drugs as a form of ‘self-medication’. However, it is also clear that abuse of certain drugs can increase the risk of schizophrenia. Evidence concerning cannabis comes from the Swedish army study19 in which army recruits were interviewed about their drug consumption and then followed-up for a decade and a half.
Figure reproduced with permission from Bilder RM, Goldman RS, Robinson D, et al. Neuropsychology of firstepisode schizophrenia: initial characterization and clinical correlates. 2015). These are almost certainly a primary feature of the disorder. Some neuropsychological deficits are present long before the onset of schizophrenia. 21)16. Childhood ‘schizoid’ personality traits may reflect deficits in cognition and in social behavior that are part of the disease process itself. Abnormalities of social behavior, movement and posture have also been reported (for example, in studies based on old home movies of affected and unaffected siblings).
Some neuropsychological deficits are present long before the onset of schizophrenia. 21)16. Childhood ‘schizoid’ personality traits may reflect deficits in cognition and in social behavior that are part of the disease process itself. Abnormalities of social behavior, movement and posture have also been reported (for example, in studies based on old home movies of affected and unaffected siblings). The antecedents of schizophrenia may therefore become identifiable long before the clinical onset of the illness.
An Atlas of Schizophrenia by Martin Stefan