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The Overlap of Affective and Schizophrenic Spectra
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1. The paradigms of the overlapping of the affective and schizophrenic spectra: schizo-affective conditions Andreas Marneros; 2. The overlapping of the spectra: overlapping genes and genetic models John R. Kelsoe; 3. The continuum of psychosis and its genetic basis T. J. Crow; 4. Functional psychoses - molecular-genetic evidence for a continuum Hans H. Stassen, Christian Scharfetter and Jules Angst; 5. State- and trait-related deficits in sustained attention in bipolar disorder: are there any overlaps with schizophrenia? Luke Clark; 6. The concept of schizoaffective disorder - utility versus validity and reliability: a transcultural perspective Ahmed Okasha; 7. Phenomenological approaches to the schizoaffective spectrum William Coryell; 8. Clinical course of schizoaffective disorders M. Reinares, E. Vieta, A. Benabarre and A. Marneros; 9. Depressive syndromes in schizophrenia Wolfgang Gaebel, Ellen Bittner and Wolfgang Woelwer; 10. The overlapping of the spectra - brief and acute psychoses Frank Pillmann and Andreas Marneros; 11. Overlapping of the spectra: physical comorbidity between schizophrenia and affective disorders William S. Stone, Andrea H. Roe and Ming T. Tsuang; 12. The overlapping of the spectra: suicide Simavi Vahip; 13. Biological treatment of schizoaffective disorders Christopher Baethge; 14. Psychological therapies and shizoaffective disorders Jan Scott; 15. Epilogue: the interface of affective and schizophrenic disorders: a cross between two spectra? Hagop S. Akiskal.

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An international team of experts examine the overlap between schizophrenic and affective spectra to provide guidance for clinicians and researchers.

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Andreas Marneros is Professor and Head of the Psychiatric Department of the Martin Luther University Halle, Germany Hagop S. Akiskal is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the International Mood Center, University of California at San Diego

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'The book is well written and provides an excellent and accessible overview of relevant research ... provides a wealth of useful, clinically relevant information that will be of interest to any reader who accepts the importance of taking account of a patient's illness beyond simple allocation to an operational diagnostic category. All psychiatrists involved in the management of individuals with mood and psychotic illnesses should read this book.' British Journal of Psychiatry 'If this book is not of interest, the reader has no business being a psychiatrist... The book is well written and provides an excellent and accessible overview of relevant research. ... This book provides a wealth of useful, clinically relevant information that will be of interest to any reader who accepts the importance of taking account of a patient's illness beyond simple allocation to an operational diagnostic category. All psychiatrists involved in the management of individuals with mood and psychotic illnesses should read this book.' British Journal of Psychiatry

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