What Is Schizophrenia?

Editors: Flack, William F. Jr., Miller, Daniel R., Wiener, Morton (Eds.)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4613-9157-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4613-9159-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

William F. Flack, Jr., Daniel R. Miller, and Morton Wiener What is schizophrenia?l This was the seemingly simple question posed to a diverse group of investigators asked to present their views at a conference sponsored by the Frances L. Hiatt School of Psychology at Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, in June, 1990. The plan was to have a small group of theoretically minded clinicians and investigators from different professions and orientations convene to discuss and debate conceptual and metatheoretical issues surrounding "schizophrenia." Instead of concentrating on the latest empirical findings, we were primarily interested in having a series of exchanges 2 about the very different meanings and uses of this concept. In our review of the literature on schizophrenia, we uncovered what seemed to us to be multiple, non-overlapping uses of the term. For some investigators, it appears to be used to specify certain kinds of people; for others, it is employed to refer to certain kinds of behaviors. For still others, the term is grounded in biochemical events, or in socioculturally specific actions. A number of alternatives are explored in the contributors' papers in this volume.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • The Concept of Schizophrenia in Europe During the Past One Hundred Years

    Bleuler, Manfred

    Pages 1-15

  • Schizophrenia from an American Perspective

    Zubin, Joseph (et al.)

    Pages 17-31

  • Autism: Core of the Schizophrenic Reaction

    Strömgren, Erik

    Pages 33-44

  • Schizophrenia Is a Word

    Cromwell, Rue L.

    Pages 45-57

  • Schizophrenia: A Medical View of a Medical Concept

    Kendell, Robert E.

    Pages 59-72

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4613-9157-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4613-9159-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
What Is Schizophrenia?
Editors
  • William F. Jr. Flack
  • Daniel R. Miller
  • Morton Wiener
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-9157-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-9157-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-9159-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 270
Topics