2013, 66 Seiten, 1 Abb., Springer Healthcare Ltd.
Handbook of Treatment-resistant Schizophrenia is a concise review of treatment-resistant schizophrenia’s definition, measurement tools, adherence issues, substance abuse, optimal dosing, clinician–patient relationships, and current management approaches. The book was originally commissioned with the intention of creating a comprehensive text focusing on treatment-resistant schizophrenia and its management. The book explores many aspects of the background and practice- and research-based evidence for treating this complex subset of schizophrenia, including psychopharmacological, somatic, and nonpharmacological treatment approaches. While exploring the various therapies for treatment-resistant schizophrenia, Dr Citrome also emphasizes the importance of building strong and trusting relationships between patients and their clinicians so the clinician can best manage their patient’s adherence and overall treatment.
Introduction.- A general treatment approach.- Adherence – the great masquerade of treatment-resistance.- Dosing of antipsychotics – what evidence do we use?.- Psychopharmacological approaches.- Somatic treatments.- Nonpharmacological approaches.- Conclusions.
Comprehensive synopsis of pharmacological, somatic, and nonpharmacological therapies, assessment tools, and treatment methods based on clinical trials
Easily accessible text and tables reviews the major clinical trials
Focus on patient support, which prepares clinicians to tailor their treatment strategies for each individual patient, which in turns helps build a stronger therapeutic alliance