Significant advances have been made on several fronts in fathoming and combating this debilitating mental illness—from genetics to neuroscience to the psychosocial aspects of the disorder.
The August issue of the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science, published by the Association for Psychological Science, is a state-of-the-art summary of the latest research on every facet of schizophrenia. Edited by Emory University psychological scientist and schizophrenia expert Elaine Walker, the issue includes overviews of prenatal factors; neurological development; prognosis and recovery; brain abnormalities; social cognition and functioning; and promising new avenues for treatment on these various fronts.
In this special issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science:
Neurodevelopment and Schizophrenia: Broadening the Focus – Elaine Walker, Dan Shapiro, Michelle Esterberg, and Hanan Trotman
Prenatal Factors in Schizophrenia – Suzanne King, Annie St-Hilaire, and David Heidkamp
Current Research on the Genetic Contributors to Schizophrenia – Michael F. Pogue-Geile, and Jessica L.Yokley
Schizophrenia Course, Long-Term Outcome, Recovery, and Prognosis – Thomas H. Jobe and Martin Harrow
Structural and Functional Brain Abnormalities in Schizophrenia – Katherine H. Karlsgodt, Daqiang Sun, and Tyrone D. Cannon
Social Factors in Schizophrenia – Jill M. Hooley
Social Cognition in Schizophrenia – Michael F. Green and William P. Horan
Cognitive Functioning and Disability in Schizophrenia – Philip D. Harvey
Emotion in Schizophrenia: Where Feeling Meets Thinking – Ann M. Kring and Janelle M. Caponigro
Psychosocial Treatments for Schizophrenia – Jean Addington, Danijela Piskulic, and Catherine Marshall
Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, publishes concise reviews on the latest advances in theory and research spanning all of scientific psychology and its applications. For a copy of “Special Issue on Schizophrenia,” please contact Keri Chiodo at 202-293-9300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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