Medicine And Books


BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 17 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:433
  1. J W G Tiller

    Ed Steven R Hirsch, Daniel R Weinberger Blackwell Science, £69.50, pp 740 ISBN 0 632 03276 6

    Schizophrenia is a useful, timely review of these important and disabling disorders, with contributions from internationally recognised experts in each aspect. It critically assesses the evolution from old aetiological concepts of faulty early parenting to developments in neurobiology, pharmacotherapy, the psychosocial context of these illnesses, their treatment, and prevention of relapse.

    The book reflects changes in our understanding of the brain and brain function, but does not ignore clinical aspects in favour of biology. Several chapters …

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