Behavioral Neurobiology of Schizophrenia and Its Treatment by Neal R. Swerdlow

By Neal R. Swerdlow

This e-book describes the state of the art of remedy of schizophrenia and displays its improvement in 22 chapters written by means of major specialists within the box

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Br J Psychiatry 191:30 37 Mausbach BT, Harvey PD, Goldman SR, Jeste DV, Patterson TL (2007) Development of a brief scale of everyday functioning in persons with serious mental illness. Schizophr Bull 33:1364 1372 Mausbach BT, Moore R, Bowie C, Cardenas V, Patterson TL (2009) A review of instruments for measuring functional recovery in those diagnosed with psychosis. Schizophr Bull 35:307 318 McDonald S, Flanagan S, Martin I, Saunders C (2004) The ecological validity of TASIT: a test of social perception.

37 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Abstract Schizophrenia patients have high prevalence of cardiovascular (CV) disease risk factors and high CV mortality, with increasing concern over the contribution of antipsychotic medications to cardiometabolic risk. The design of the NIMH-sponsored Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness (CATIE) Schizophrenia Trial was driven by a need to understand the efficacy and safety differences between atypical antipsychotics, and between atypical and typical antipsychotics.

Since studies utilizing direct observation in naturalistic environments are lacking, it is unclear to what extent verisimilitude approaches provide a meaningful representation of real-world behaviors (McKibbin et al. 2004b). For instance, the Test of Grocery Shopping Skills (TOGSS; Hamera and Brown 2000; Rempfer et al. 2003; Brown et al. 2006) observes subjects completing a shopping task in a naturalistic environment (Bellack et al. 2007), a medium-sized grocery store, that is novel to all subjects.

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