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Chapter 8: Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

Chapter Overview

In Chapter 8, we will discuss matters related to schizophrenia spectrum disorders to include their clinical presentation, diagnostic criteria, epidemiology, comorbidity, etiology, and treatment options. Our discussion will include schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, brief psychotic disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and delusional disorder. We will depart from our usual convention of describing the epidemiology, comorbidity, etiology, and treatment for each disorder separately because there is a great deal of overlap among these for the various schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Be sure you refer Chapters 1-3 for explanations of key terms (Chapter 1), an overview of the various models to explain psychopathology (Chapter 2), and descriptions of the various therapies (Chapter 3). 

Chapter Outline

  • 8.1 Clinical Presentation of Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
  • 8.2 Epidemiology and Comorbidity
  • 8.3 Etiology
  • 8.4 Treatment 

Chapter Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the symptoms of schizophrenia spectrum disorders.
  • Distinguish between the various schizophrenia spectrum disorders
  • Describe the epidemiology of schizophrenia spectrum disorders.
  • Describe comorbidity in relation to schizophrenia spectrum disorders.
  • Describe the etiology of schizophrenia spectrum disorders.
  • Describe treatment options for schizophrenia spectrum disorders.

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