Author(s): E. Fuller Torrey
Since its first publication in 1983, Surviving Schizophrenia has become the standard reference book on the disease and has helped thousands of patients, their families and mental health professionals. In clear language, this much-praised and important book describes the nature, causes, symptoms, treatment and course of schizophrenia and also explores living with it from both the patient and the family's point of view. This new, completely updated sixth edition includes the latest research findings on what causes the disease as well as information about the newest drugs for treatment and answers to the questions most often asked by families, consumers and providers.
"[Torrey] is comprehensive in his coverage of topics and thorough in his discussion."--NAMI Advocate
E. Fuller Torrey M.D. is a clinical and research psychiatrist specializing in schizophrenia. He is the Director of the Stanley Medical Research Institute, founder of the Treatment Advocacy Center, and Professor of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is the author of 20 books, including The Roots of Treason which was nominated by the National Book Critics Circle as one of the five best biographies of 1983. He has appeared frequently on national television, including Oprah, 60 Minutes, and 20/20.