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Description - The Spectrum of Psychotic Disorders by Daryl Fujii

The spectrum of psychotic disorders encompasses as many as 25 different etiologies, ranging from the primary psychoses through those secondary to medical conditions, drugs and medications, and sensory impairments. This book provides a one-stop, comprehensive review of these disorders and gives quick comparisons for diagnostic decision-making to help with difficult differential diagnoses. Every chapter is uniformly structured to show comparisons between each disorder of presentation, course, and underlying neuropathology. Evidence for each etiology is also rated, indicating the confidence level the reader can place in the current findings. The international team of authors also examines data supporting a unitary neurobiological model of psychosis and the hypothesis that psychosis is a neurobiological syndrome similar to aphasia or apraxia. This book represents a paradigm shift in understanding, classifying and diagnosing these disorders, providing directions for future research and treatment. It will be of great interest to psychiatrists and neuroscientists alike.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521850568
ISBN-10: 0521850568
Format: Hardback
(247mm x 174mm x 28mm)
Pages: 590
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Daryl Fujii

Daryl Fujii works as a clinical neuropsychologist at the Hawaii State Hospital and also has a private practice specializing in forensic neuropsychology. Iqbal Ahmed is a Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii.