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Physical illness and schizophrenia [electronic resource] : a review of the evidence /
Stefan Leucht ... [et al.].
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
description
xv, 208 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0521882648 (pbk.), 9780521882644 (pbk.)
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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
isbn
0521882648 (pbk.)
9780521882644 (pbk.)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8370210
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-201) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Stefan Leucht is Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in the Technical University, Munich, Germany Mario Maj is Professor of Psychiatry and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, University of Naples, Italy Norman Sartorius is President of the International Association for the improvement of Mental Health Programmes and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University
Reviews
Review Quotes
'...a quick and easy reference guide and a good starting point for trainees and readers interested in co-morbidity...' Journal of Psychological Medicine
'... beyond its enormous merit in giving more salience to the issue of physical comorbidity in patients with schizophrenia, the book of Leuch et al. will hopefully ignite a new global research offensive in this field. The book is certainly uniquely suited to achieving this task.' Journal of Psychosomatic Research
'This book is well worth looking at: a forceful reminder to clinicians not to focus too narrowly on the mental disorders of patients who are twice as likely to be suffering from something else as well.' Journal of Mental Health
"This book will be particularly useful for those doing research on co-occurring medical illness and those researching schizophrenia both in psychiatry and in general medicine. Those involved in public policy regarding service delivery and research funding will find a wealth of information, as well as an appreciation for the limits of our current knowledge." - Marie Hobart, Psychiatric Services
"This is a highly valuable review of the available literature on a greatly underappreciated topic. It is likely that this book will become a source document for many future efforts in the long road ahead to improve the status of prevention and treatment for physical health conditions in individuals with major mental disorders like schizophrenia. From this perspective, the book is an important starting place for any discussion of how we can do better in the prevention of disease for this population." PsycCRITIQUES
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Summaries
Main Description
It is well established that people suffering from schizophrenia have a higher prevalence of serious physical illness and a higher mortality than the general population. This book provides the first comprehensive and systematic review of current research evidence on the prevalence of physical diseases in people with schizophrenia, a disorder afflicting approximately 1% of the global population, and a group with mortality rates twice as high as the general population. The epidemiological data described in this book will provide the basis for improved awareness of these problems and better treatment for patients. This is the first in a series of books addressing an issue emerging as a priority in the mental health field: the timely and proper recognition of physical health problems in people with mental disorders. They should be read by policy makers, service managers, mental health professionals and general practitioners.
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The first comprehensive and systematic review of current research evidence on the prevalence of physical diseases in people with schizophrenia, a disorder afflicting approximately 1% of the global population, and a group with mortality rates twice as high as the general population.
Main Description
It is well established that people suffering from schizophrenia have a higher prevalence of serious physical illness and a higher mortality than the general population. This book provides the first comprehensive and systematic review of current research e
Bowker Data Service Summary
This title provides a comprehensive and systematic review of research evidence on the prevalence of physical diseases in people with schizophrenia.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xii
List of abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Methodp. 3
Resultsp. 7
Bacterial infections and mycosesp. 7
Borrelia burgdorferip. 7
Tuberculosisp. 7
Virus diseasesp. 9
Influenza virusp. 9
Herpes simplex type 1 and 2, rubella virus, measles virus, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virusp. 10
Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1p. 10
Borna disease virusp. 11
Human immunodeficiency virusp. 11
Hepatitis B and C virusesp. 14
Hepatitis GB-C/HG and TT virusesp. 15
Parasitic diseasesp. 15
Toxoplasma gondiip. 15
Chlamydial infectionsp. 16
Intestinal parasitic infectionsp. 16
Neoplasmsp. 17
Musculoskeletal diseasesp. 27
Osteoporosisp. 28
Digestive system diseasesp. 32
Coeliac diseasep. 32
Acute appendicitisp. 33
Gastric ulcerp. 35
Acute intermittent porphyriap. 36
Irritable bowel syndromep. 37
Cancers of the digestive systemp. 39
Miscellaneousp. 40
Stomatognathic diseasesp. 40
Oral dyskinesiap. 40
Dental diseasep. 41
Temporomandibular disordersp. 42
Respiratory tract diseasesp. 42
Respiratory health: asthma, bronchitis, upper respiratory tract infections, emphysema, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseasep. 42
Cancers of the respiratory tractp. 43
Otorhinolaryngologic diseasesp. 43
Middle ear diseasep. 43
Vestibular response abnormalitiesp. 44
Deafnessp. 44
Diseases of the nervous systemp. 47
Folate statusp. 47
Autoimmune diseases of the nervous systemp. 47
Autonomic nervous system diseasesp. 48
Central nervous system diseasesp. 48
Chronobiology disordersp. 50
Cranial nerve diseasesp. 50
Demyelinating diseasesp. 50
Nervous system malformationsp. 51
Nervous system neoplasmsp. 51
Neurocutaneous syndromep. 51
Neurodegenerative diseasesp. 51
Neurological manifestationsp. 53
Neuromuscular diseasesp. 54
Neurotoxicity syndromesp. 55
Sleep disordersp. 55
Trauma, nervous systemp. 56
Eye diseasesp. 56
Cataracts and hyperpigmentations of the lens and corneap. 56
Albinismp. 56
Blindnessp. 56
Urological and male genital diseasesp. 57
Urinary incontinencep. 57
Sexual dysfunctionp. 57
Cancers of the urinary systemp. 59
Prostate cancerp. 60
Cancer of the testisp. 62
Female genital diseases and pregnancy complicationsp. 62
Obstetric and neonatal complicationsp. 62
Galactorrhoeap. 84
Amenorrhoeap. 86
Breast cancerp. 86
Cancer of the cervix uterip. 87
Cancer of the corpus uterip. 87
Cancer of the ovaryp. 87
Cardiovascular diseasesp. 87
Haemic and lymphatic diseasesp. 111
Laboratory abnormalitiesp. 111
Cancer of the lymphatic and haemapoietic systemp. 111
Congenital, hereditary and neonatal diseases and abnormalitiesp. 114
Klinefelter's syndromep. 115
Neurological abnormalitiesp. 115
Skin and connective tissue diseasesp. 115
Allergic skin reactionsp. 115
Hyperpigmentation of the skinp. 115
Lupus erythematodesp. 116
Tuberous sclerosisp. 116
Pellagrap. 116
Skin cancer and malignant melanomap. 117
Rheumatoid arthritisp. 117
Nutritional and metabolic diseasesp. 129
Overweight, obesity, diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndromep. 129
Polydipsiap. 151
Idiopathic unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia (Gilbert's syndrome)p. 156
Homocystinuriap. 156
Endocrine diseasesp. 157
Thyroid function abnormalitiesp. 157
Thyroid cancerp. 165
Immune system diseasesp. 165
Autoimmune diseasesp. 165
Allergiesp. 166
Disorders of environmental originp. 166
Animal diseasesp. 166
Pathological conditions, signs and symptomsp. 166
Discussionp. 167
Most important findings of the reviewp. 167
Limitations of the reviewp. 169
Causes for the increased physical comorbidity in patients with schizophreniap. 171
Disease-related factorsp. 171
Factors related to drug treatmentp. 172
System-related factors and stigmas on mental illnessp. 172
Psychiatrist-related factorsp. 173
What could be done to change this unsatisfactory situation?p. 173
Summaryp. 175
Referencesp. 177
Indexp. 202
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