Psychosocial Intervention in Schizophrenia: An International View

H. Stierlin, L.C. Wynne, M. Wirsching
Springer Science & Business Media, 9 mrt. 2013 - 254 pagina's
Today, more than 70 years after Eugen Bleuler introduced the term schizophrenia, the human condition so labeled continues to pose a formidable challenge to the helping professions. In recent years it may seem that this challenge can be met most successful ly by biologicalIy oriented researchers and therapists: AlI over the world neuroleptic drugs have made it possible to control disturbing symptoms and shorten hospital stays. Ever more refined technologies permit study of intricate neurophysiological and pharma cological processes that seem to underlie, if not contribute to, schizophrenic disorders. Most recently, the discovery of the endorphins promises a new therapeutic breakthrough. At the same time, a vast and growing research litera ture confirms the importance, if not primacy, of hereditary and neurophysiological fac tors in the etiopathogenesis of these disorders. And yet, as Loren Mosher notes in this volume, after 2 decades of almost universal usage of neuroleptics, it is now dear that they do not cure schizophrenia. It is also c1ear that they have serious, sometimes irreversible toxicities, that recovery may be impaired by them in at least some schizophrenics, and that they have little effect on long-term psychosocial adjustment.

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General Introduction
Family Factors Related to the Onset of Schizophrenia
Bibliography Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia in Community Psychiatry
Family Factors Associated with the Courseof Schizophrenia
Crosscultural Validity of Expressed Emotion
Psychiatric Legislation
TheEstablishment of Transference in the Psychoanalysisof Schizophrenics
Disorders ofRelated Individuation

General Therapeutic Consequences
Implementation of Treatment Activities
Results System Change
TheUnconscious Transmission of Hidden Imagesand the Schizophrenic Process
References APsychoeducational Model of Family Treatment
Connecting withthe Family
Conceptual Observations on the Method

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