According to the World Health Organization, schizophrenia affects more than 21 million people worldwide, causing distortions in thinking, perception, emotions, language, sense of self, behavior, and hallucinations. Cognitive and Behavioral Dysfunction in Schizophrenia provides an overview of topics and theories related to cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia.
This book discusses what schizophrenia is and its relationship with the cognitive domains including, but not limited to, learning, working memory, attention, and both deductive and inductive reasoning. This book also reviews theories as to why some individuals develop schizophrenia following cannabis and amphetamine abuse and how these relate to additional cognitive problems. The book further discusses recent topics related to religious delusions in psychotic patients, impact of sleep on psychosis, how urban life increases the likelihood of developing schizophrenia, as well as sexual dysfunction in schizophrenia patients.
Unlike other books, Cognitive and Behavioral Dysfunction in Schizophrenia covers many cognitive domains related to the occurrence and development of positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Advanced students and researchers in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, and psychotherapy will find it useful for a well-rounded understanding of the subject.
- Covers neural and behavioral studies addressing the symptomology of schizophrenia
- Discusses recent studies of the relationship between cognition and schizophrenia symptoms
- Reviews the development of schizophrenia due to genetic and environmental factors
Dr. Ahmed A. Moustafa is an associate professor in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience at the Marcs Institute for Brain, Behavior, and Development, and in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University. He is trained in computer science, psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science. His early training took place at Cairo University in mathematics and computer science. Before joining Western Sydney University as a lab director, he spent 11 years in America studying psychology and neuroscience. He
researches computational and neuropsychological studies of addiction, schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease, PTSD, and depression. He has published more than 150 papers in high-ranking journals including Science, PNAS, Journal of Neuroscience, Brain, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, and Neuron.
Part I: Behavioral impairment in schizophrenia and related disorders 1. Masking Impairments in Schizophrenia and Schizotypal Personality Disorder 2. Working Memory Impairment in Schizophrenia and Schizotypal Personality Disorder 3. Deductive Reasoning Abilities in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders: A Systematic Review 4. A Review on inductive Reasoning Abilities in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders
Part II: Recent topics in schizophrenia and related disorders 5. Religious Delusions in Psychotic Patients: Prevalence, Possible Origin and Effects 6. Urbanicity and familial liability interact and influence auditory verbal hallucinations in first-episode schizophrenia patients 7. Sexual Dysfunctions in Male Schizophrenia Patients 8. Case studies of the treatment of Schizophrenia patients 9. Prevalence of Depression in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders 10. Sleep and psychosis
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