A fascinating and worthy text that presents new insights into a hugely important area of mental health.Health-related quality of life impairment is a core domain of prevalent mental disorders such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective, mood and anxiety disorders.The authors present a new conceptual framework for this field by explaining how HRQL impairment arises from interactions between various multidimensional factors.They suggest several ways in which further research could enhance our understanding of HRQL impairment, its biological basis, and its relevance to psychopathology. The work includes brand new, highly revealing insights from neuroscience.Readers will also find discussion of the current findings, issues and concerns regarding instruments for measuring HRQL, and quality of life impairment in specific mental disorders. This essay collection, written by leading researchers in this field presents a comprehensive framework for analyzing HRQL impairment in both theoretical and practical aspects.Table of contents Contributors; Foreword; Part One Key Methodological Issues 1. The Distress/Protection Vulnerability Model of the quality of life impairment syndrome: current evidence and new directions for research, Ritsner MS; 2. Role of dopamine in pleasure, reward and subjective responses to drugs: the neuropsychopharmacology of quality of life in schizophrenia, Voruganti L.N.P., and Awad A.G.; 3. Neuroendocrine functions, mood and quality of life, Mazza, M., and Mazza, S; 4. In the Eyes of the Beholder: Neuronal mediators for the effect of emotional experience on quality of life, Hendler T, Admon R., and Papo D.; 5. Cross-cultural quality of life research in mental health: conceptual approaches, assessment strategies, empirical results and potential impact, Bullinger M, Schmidt S, and Naber D.; 6. Measuring the value of health-related quality of life, Hawthorne G; 7. Comparison of instruments for measuring quality of life impairment syndrome in severe mental disorders: Q-LES-Q versus QLS and LQOLP, Ritsner MS; 8. Integrative bottom-up approach to quality of life measurement, Pukrop R and Bechdolf A.
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Titolo: Quality of Life Impairment in Schizophrenia - Mood and Anxiety Disorders - New Perspectives on Research and Treatment
Autori: Ritsner - Awad
Editore: Springer Verlag
Finitura: Copertina rigida
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