The word--"schizophrenia" is one of the most stigmatized and dreaded words in our lexicon of medical terms. Public awareness of this illness is remote and generally associated with horrific and random acts of inexplicable violence in our society, or within families. Yet, even within the medical community, from psychiatry to neurology, there is little consensus or agreement on definition, diagnosis, and treatment. Still, progress has been made toward understanding and treatment in many areas. So, when this word "schizophrenia" is first heard, whether as a possible personal diagnosis, or of a friend or family member, or a stranger in the news . . . this book is the first place to look for a greater awareness, understanding, and comprehensive overview of this illness. Marvin Ross has covered in depth all aspects of symptoms, diagnosis, research, treatment, and prognosis. I have personally researched this illness and never found a more complete, coherent, or global source of information. This book offers a much needed awareness, and enhanced understanding, plus hope--for practitioners, patients, family members and society in coming to terms with this illness. A highly recommended and useful book to read, study, and retain as a ready-reference on schizophrenia.
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