Compliance with Treatment in Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that usually appears in late adolescence or early
adulthood.Characterized by delusions,hallucinations, and other cognitive difficulties,
schizophrenia can often be a lifelong struggle. Schizophrenia most commonly strikes
between the ages of 16 and 30,and males tend to show symptoms at a slightly younger
age than females. In many cases, the disorder develops so slowly that the individual
does not know that they havehadit for many years.However,in other cases,it can strike
suddenly and develop quickly. Schizophrenia affects approximately 1 percent of all
adults,globally.Experts say schizophrenia is probably many illnesses masquerading as
one. This Facts book provides a concise and up-to-date account of the underlying
causes and symptoms of schizophrenia, as well as current theories about the disorder.
This book will provide a welcome source of information both for families of
schizophrenicsand those involvedin caringfor them.
Contents: 1. Introduction, 2. Basic Symptoms of Schizophrenia, 3. Schizophrenia and
Mental Disorders, 4. Causes of Schizophrenia, 5. Mechanisms of Schizophrenia,
6. Diagnosis of Schizophrenia, 7. Management of Schizophrenia, 8. Aspects of
Compliance withTreatment inSchizophrenia.