Early Intervention in Psychotic Disorders

  • Tandy Miller
  • Sarnoff A. Mednick
  • Thomas H. McGlashan
  • Jan Libiger
  • Jan Olav Johannessen

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASID, volume 91)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. J. W. Carter, S. A. Mednick
    Pages 29-45
  3. R. K. R. Salokangas, M. Heinimaa, T. Ilonen, T. Suomela, J. Korkeila, M. Plathin et al.
    Pages 47-69
  4. H. Häfner, K. Maurer
    Pages 71-100
  5. Patrick D. McGorry, Lisa J. Phillips, Alison R. Yung
    Pages 101-122
  6. Thomas H. McGlashan, Tandy J. Miller, Scott W. Woods, Ralph E. Hoffman, Larry Davidson
    Pages 135-149
  7. Jan Olav Johannessen, Tor Ketil Larsen, Marthe Horneland, Inge Joa, Sigurd Mardal, Rune Kvebæk et al.
    Pages 151-166
  8. Gary Remington, Shitij Kapur, Bob Zipursky
    Pages 167-180
  9. Jan Libiger
    Pages 181-195
  10. John Kraus, Diana O. Perkins, Jeffrey A. Lieberman
    Pages 231-252
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 253-289

About this book

Introduction

Multiple voices throughout the last century have preached the merits of various treatments for schizophrenia, ranging from cold baths to the currently accepted standards such as neuroleptic medication. Along with these ongoing treatments, there have been quiet commentaries, made mostly from the sidelines, suggesting the need to shift and refocus the way we think and talk about schizophrenia. Harry Stack Sullivan noted in 1927 that, 'The psychiatrist sees too many end states and deals professionally with too few of the pre­ psychotic" (Sullivan 192711994, p. 135). Similar thoughts have been echoed by purveyors of modem treatment for psychosis such as Thomas H. McGlashan: "Like others before me, I tried to make a difference . . . but like the others my efforts were largely in vain. I came upon the scene too late; most of the damage was already done" (McGlashan, 1996). Similar interest in the early phase of schizophrenia has developed across the globe and consolidated into a tentative, yet meaningful deliberation about the potential for prevention of psychotic illness through early identification and intervention. In the past decade, international support has grown from: Ian Falloon's prodromal intervention project in Great Britain (Falloon et aI. , 1996); Patrick McGorry's and Jane Edward's first episode psychosis program in Melbourne, Australia (McGorry et al.

Keywords

assessment epidemiology intervention neurobiology pathophysiology physiology psychiatric disorder psychotic disorder

Editors and affiliations

  • Tandy Miller
    • 1
  • Sarnoff A. Mednick
    • 2
  • Thomas H. McGlashan
    • 1
  • Jan Libiger
    • 3
  • Jan Olav Johannessen
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Social Science Research InstituteUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Psychiatric Center PraguePragueCzech Republic
  4. 4.Rogaland Psychiatric HospitalStavangerNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0892-1
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6750-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0892-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-123X
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