Offering an up-to-date perspective on the complexity of mental illness, Psychotic Disorders: Using Co-Morbidity Diagnoses to Enhance Treatment provides unique insight by presenting schizophrenia and psychosis as a cormorbid disorders. Comprehensive coverage of the five comorbidity subtypes includes everything from definitions of the comorbidity syndrome (with DSM-5 criteria) and how to interview to specific symptoms for the psychotic diagnosis, diagnosis, and treatment. This first-of-its-kind reference is a valuable clinical resource for psychiatrists, neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, psychologists, and clinicians in training, as well as a useful tool for exam review.
- Reflects current research, diagnosis, and treatment options for schizophrenia and other disorders including anxiety, panic, and obsessive disorders.
- Reviews the diagnosis-specific significance and roles of dopamine, hypofrontality, trauma, and genetics.
- Highlights the secondary signs and symptoms of comorbidity alone and in conjunction with psychosis.
- Covers treatment options including medication, psychotherapy, course, improved outcome, and timespan.
- Includes sample patient interview questions and biological tests for each diagnosis.