By Martin Stefan
This complete colour atlas covers the scientific gains, etiology, pathophysiology, and remedy of schizophrenia together with glossy advancements in remedy and instructions of latest learn. It describes schizophrenia's profound results on notion, figuring out, conversation, and social habit; its identifiable antecedents in early mind development and improvement; and morphological info from structural mind imaging and autopsy reports. The atlas presents examples of the newest study advancements in neuropsychology, psychophysiology and useful imaging besides in vivo receptor imaging and different advances in psychopharmacology.
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Antipsychotics are therefore the mainstay of treatment in schizophrenia and knowledge of the chemistry and pharmacology of these medications has led to a greater understanding of the neurochemical basis of schizophrenia. 1 The classification of antipsychotic drugs. The relevance of classifying antipsychotics according to their chemical class is seen when switching antipsychotics. Patients who do not respond to a medication coming from a particular chemical class should be switched to a medication of a different chemical class.
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