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Management of schizophrenia

01 June 1999

Mental Health Practice

Management of schizophrenia

This article provides an overview of the management of schizophrenia, including both the pharmacological and psychosocial treatment of this disabling disease

Revisiting RD Laing: the role of nurture

01 March 2009

Mental Health Practice

Talking therapy

A new optimism is emerging towards psychological approaches to psychosis. Whereas previously the emphasis in services has been almost solely on drug treatments, the...

Can we help people with schizophrenia stop smoking?

01 December 2005

Mental Health Practice

Health promotion

Rates of cardiovascular and respiratory disease are dramatically higher in people with schizophrenia compared to the general population. This may be partially...

Why do adults with schizophrenia have poorer physical health than the rest of the population?

01 December 2005

Mental Health Practice

General

Over the past 60 years research has shown that the prevalence of circulatory disorders, digestive diseases and diabetes mellitus are all significantly raised in...

Schizophrenia: what’s in a name?

01 April 2010

Mental Health Practice

Feature

Originally termed dementia praecox, schizophrenia was also variously called hebephrenia, catatonia, délire chronique and démence precoce. It was a difficult disorder...

Schizophrenia: Diagnosis and an introduction to interventions

01 April 2001

Mental Health Practice

CPD

There can never be one generic approach to schizophrenia as there are too many variables. In the last decade, there have been major changes in treatment options and...

Carer burden in schizophrenia: considerations for nursing practice

01 December 2010

Mental Health Practice

Feature

In the UK, half a million people care for people with severe mental illnesses (Princess Royal Trust for Carers 2002). This article reviews the findings of a study of...

Genetics in mental health nursing: is it part of your role?

01 September 2006

Mental Health Practice

General

Did the experiences of Sarah, as outlined in Scenario 1, on the previous page, resonate with you? Like Sarah, have you found that family history, or new or different...

Schizophrenia at the tipping point

13 September 2008

Mental Health Practice

General

The opening statement on the US-based National Institute of Mental Health’s website devoted to schizophrenia reads: ‘Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe and disabling...

Aripiprazole: a new option for people with schizophrenia

01 May 2007

Mental Health Practice

General

Schizophrenia is a complex mental disorder characterised by a range of positive, negative and cognitive symptoms (Box 1). Positive symptoms are associated with...