This work is designed to help anyone involved with schizophrenia, directly, personally or professionally. It aims to help to minimize the devastating effects of scizophrenia and points out the pitfalls that patients and their families can encounter. This concise "field manual" is designed to help caregivers understand the stage at which a schizophrenic patient is operating, and makes many practical suggestions for treatment. In particular, a wide variety of decision trees and flow charts help the reader grasp the various options available to help manage this disease. The authors are acknowledged experts in the field and regularly advise families, hospitals and governmental agencies regarding the challenges presented by this illness.
Schizophrenia - some facts; entering the field - initial and recurrent symptoms; roles of families, friends and society; medical care and rehabilitation system; the legal system; the essence of treatment - follow-up.