The Resource 100 questions & answers about schizophrenia : painful minds, Lynn E. DeLisi
- 100 questions & answers about schizophrenia : painful minds, Lynn E. DeLisi
- Title remainder
- painful minds
- Statement of responsibility
- Lynn E. DeLisi
- Bibliography note
- Includes bibliographical references and index
- Foreword -- Introduction -- Part 1: Illness And Its Characteristics: -- Questions 1-21: Introduce the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia: -- 1: What is schizophrenia? -- 2: Is schizophrenia a split personality? -- 3: What are the first signs of this illness? How do I know whether I (or my relative) have schizophrenia? -- 4: Is being "schizophreniform" the same as having schizophrenia? -- 5: What does it mean to have a "schizoptypal personality"? -- 6: What is schizoaffective disorder? -- 7: How is schizophrenia different from bipolar disease (or manic depression)? -- 8: Is it possible to hear voices that are not there and not be ill? -- 9: What is catatonia? -- 10: What is the course of the illness over time? -- 11: What exactly is considered a delusion? -- 12: What is meant by "positive" and "negative" symptoms? -- 13: Do people with schizophrenia have language problems? -- 14: Do people with schizophrenia get depression? -- 15: Are memory problems symptoms of schizophrenia? -- 16: Do people with schizophrenia have a low IQ? -- 17: Are muscular problems associated with schizophrenia? -- 18: Do people with schizophrenia have a reduced life span or die from their illness? -- 19: Are there medical conditions that look like schizophrenia? -- 20: Do people with schizophrenia have fewer offspring? -- 21: Are there some societies in which no individuals develop schizophrenia? -- Part 2: Treatment: When, Where, By Whom, And With What?: -- Questions 22-41 review different options available to treat schizophrenia: -- 22: What type of professional can treat the first symptoms of schizophrenia? -- 23: Does a psychiatrist always need to be seen and how frequently? -- 24: Why do some psychiatrists not treat people with schizophrenia? -- 25: What if I do not have insurance or if my policy does not cover psychiatric care? -- 26: Do I have to be treated in a hospital if I have schizophrenia, and, if so, for how long? -- 27: What treatments were used before pharmaceutical companies introduced neuroleptic medication? -- 28: What are the current choices for medication? -- 29: Are combinations of different medications more effective than one alone? -- 30: What are the medication side effects? -- 31: What are the treatments for side effects? -- 32: How long does medication have to be taken? -- 33: Are there alternative treatments to medication? -- 34: What is cognitive behavioral therapy? -- 35: What can TMS do? -- 36: Can a specific diet help? -- 37: What about vitamins and fish oil? -- 38: Can psychotherapy help? -- 39: Can family therapy help? -- 40: Is electroconvulsive therapy used for schizophrenia? -- 41: What are the pros and cons of participating in research studies? --
- Part 3: Consideration Of Nongenetic Risk Factors: -- Questions 42-48 discuss nongenetic-based risk factors that can contribute to schizophrenia: -- 42: Do birth complications cause schizophrenia? -- 43: Is schizophrenia more common in some cultural or racial groups than others? -- 44: Can bad family relationships cause schizophrenia? -- 45: Can immigration from another country increase risk for schizophrenia? -- 46: Is it better to live in a rural area? -- 47: Is schizophrenia infectious? -- 48: Do viruses cause schizophrenia? -- Part 4: Genetic Risk: -- Questions 49-64 discuss the genetic risks associated with schizophrenia: -- 49: What are the lessons from history? -- 50: Is schizophrenia inherited, and if so, how? -- 51: If my aunt, uncle, or cousin has schizophrenia, what are the chances of my children getting it? -- 52: If I have a brother with schizophrenia and my partner does too, what are the chances of our children getting schizophrenia? -- 53: If I have an identical twin with schizophrenia, but I am well, what are my children's chances of having schizophrenia? -- 54: How has biologic genetic research on schizophrenia been conducted in the past? -- 55: What does linkage to a chromosome mean? -- 56: What are the methods developed to find gene functional and structural differences? -- 57: What are the current candidate genes for schizophrenia? -- 58: What do DNA Copy Number Variations (CNVs) have to do with schizophrenia? -- 59: How is it assumed that genes cause schizophrenia? -- 60: What is an intermediate phenotype (sometimes called endophenotype) for schizophrenia? -- 61: Will there be future DNA testing for schizophrenia? -- 62: Will DNA testing be useful to determine which medication to administer? -- 63: Can genetic research provide new treatments? -- 64: In this new genome age, what are ethical concerns for the future? -- Part 5: Biology Underlying Schizophrenia: Current Research Findings: -- Questions 65-72 provide information about the biologic findings on schizophrenia and the testing being done to determine the disease's effects on the body: -- 65: Are there any tests that can be taken from blood, urine, or spinal fluid? -- 66: Are there any differences in the brains of people who have schizophrenia? -- 67: Should an MRI scan be performed? -- 68: Are functional MRI scans useful? -- 69: Should an EEG be done on patients with schizophrenia? -- 70: Is schizophrenia a "chemical imbalance"? -- 71: When do the brain changes occur, and is schizophrenia considered a progressive brain disorder? -- 72: What is the neurodevelopmental hypothesis about schizophrenia? -- Part 6: Substance Abuse And Schizophrenia: -- Questions 73-77 review the effects of substance abuse in schizophrenia: -- 73: Can drug use in adolescence cause schizophrenia? -- 74: Can someone who has schizophrenia smoke marijuana? -- 75: Are there any specific drugs that more frequently cause schizophrenia-like symptoms? -- 76: Is it okay to drink alcohol if you have schizophrenia? -- 77: Why do people with schizophrenia smoke cigarettes excessively? -- Part 7: Violence And Aggression In Schizophrenia -- Questions 78-80 examine the connection between violent behavior and this mental illness: -- 78: Do people with schizophrenia frequently commit violent acts and crimes? -- 79: What should I do if my relative or friend is behaving violently? -- 80: How can violent behavior be predicted? --
- Part 8: Suicidal Behavior and Schizophrenia -- Questions 81-82 discuss how to best recognize someone at high risk for suicidal behaviors and prevent this tragic outcome: -- 81: What are the signs of suicidal thoughts in schizophrenia? -- 82: What can be done to prevent suicide attempts? -- Part 9: Issues For Women: -- Questions 83-87 review specific issues unique to female patients with schizophrenia: -- 83: Is schizophrenia different in women? -- 84: Should patients who are pregnant take medication for schizophrenia? -- 85: What is the risk of a postpartum relapse? -- 86: What about breast-feeding? -- 87: Can estrogen for birth control help suppress symptoms? -- Part 10: Homeless And Schizophrenia: -- Questions 88-90 discuss the connections between homelessness and mental illness: -- 88: How prevalent is schizophrenia among the homeless? -- 89: What causes homelessness? -- 90: Can homeless people be forced into shelters and hospitals? -- Part 11: Living With Schizophrenia -- Questions 91-94 provide information on the quality of daily life of someone with schizophrenia: -- 91: What are the origins of the stigma attached to having schizophrenia? -- 92: Can a person with schizophrenia be professionally creative? -- 93: Should I adopt a baby whose birth parent had schizophrenia? -- 94: Should a person with schizophrenia drive a car? -- Part 12: Ethical Issues: -- Questions 95-100 examine ethical issues relevant to someone who has schizophrenia: -- 95: What does "involuntary" hospital commitment involve? -- 96: What is the legal insanity defense? -- 97: Have there been abuses of the insanity defense? -- 98: Do patients with schizophrenia have the capacity to give informed consent for research and other procedures? -- 99: Can genetic information be abused? -- 100: What support groups, books, and Web sites can I go to for help? -- Resources -- Bibliography -- Glossary -- Index
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