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Sets out clear recommendations for healthcare staff (based on the best available evidence) on how to diagnose and manage adults who have schizophrenia, in order to significantly improve their treatment and care.
Commissioned by the (UK) National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
This new edition is based on recent evidence about the use of some psychological and psychosocial interventions and antipsychotic drugs and new reviews of early intervention services.
Includes new chapters on access and engagement for minority ethnic groups and on service user and carer experiences.
The CD-ROM contains all of the evidence on which the recommendations are based, presented as profile tables (that analyse quality of data) and forest plots (plus, info on using/interpreting forest plots). This material is not available anywhere else.
Mental healthcare professionals, plus those providing and working in services for people with schizophrenia.
RCPsych Publications have co-published all other titles in this series, the recent best-selling ones being: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, from Mar 2009, ISBN: 978 1 854334 71 8 and Dementia, from 2007, ISBN: 978 1 854334 51 0.
RCPsych Publications is the publishing arm of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (based in London, United Kingdom), which has been promoting excellence in mental health care since 1841. Produced by the same editorial team who publish The British Journal of Psychiatry, they sell books for both psychiatrists and other mental health professionals; and also many written for the general public. Their popular series include the College Seminars Series, the NICE mental health guidelines and the Books Beyond Words series for people with intellectual disabilities.
RCPsych publishes in all areas of psychiatry and mental health, including but not limited to:
Clinical psychiatric practice
Mental health services for children, adolescents, adults and the elderly
Family mental health
RCPsych Publications books can help with the following disorders:
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Borderline personality disorder
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
Perinatal psychiatric disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)