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Schizophrenia - Recent Advances and Patient-Centered Treatment Perspectives

Jane Yip

Autism Parent Care, LLC

Founder and Clinical Director at Autism Parent Care, LLC (US), specialized in brain mapping services and treatment for children and adults on the autism spectrum. Dr. Yip was previously affiliated with the University of Boston, currently works as a visiting professor of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences at Purdue University, and is the founder and Director of a non-governmental organization off United Nations, Indiana Brain Mapping.

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Symptoms and Diagnosis Incidence and Prevalence Patient Care Risk Factors Cross-Cultural Studies the Neurobiology of Schizophrenia the Genetics of Schizophrenia Genetic-Epidemiology of Schizophrenia Neuroimaging in Schizophrenia Psychopharmacology of Schizophrenia Psychosocial Intervention New Pharmacotherapeutics

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About the book

Like any disease, schizophrenia research is dedicated to patients with the diagnosis, their loved ones, and their community. The advancement in treatment depends on research, dissemination, evidence translation that must be easily available to researchers internationally with both transparency and commitment to the highest ethical values that are patient-centered. This book aims to inform the patient, the researchers, and clinicians, and bring together the stakeholders a multi-disciplinary approach to an understanding of the perplexing puzzle of schizophrenia.

This book is meant as a reference for researchers and students with education in mind as well as for the clinician to hand to their patients and families.

The chapters in this book will be organized into various topics with the intent of taking the readers on a journey of understanding of schizophrenia and its symptoms & diagnosis, epidemiology, mechanisms of actions, brain imaging, psychopharmacology, psycho-behavioral intervention, social inclusion, community care, social action, diversity & inclusion, novel therapeutics, and future direction. People with schizophrenia often face stigma in society, and this book intends to inform on improvement in diagnostics, management of clinical trajectories, and therapeutic intervention to provide the much need relief of help that is on the way. 

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Date completed: March 1st 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: May 28th 2022

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Review results due: August 16th 2022

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Expected publication date: October 15th 2022

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About the editor

Jane Yip

Autism Parent Care, LLC

Jane Yip obtained her PhD from the University of Newcastle, Australia, specializing in neuropharmacology. She completed her post-doctoral training at Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, USA. Her research is on the brain circuit that underlies neurological disorders including autism, schizophrenia, and depression. She has published in peer-review journals. Although trained in drug development, she emphasizes the application of the science of behavior to treat mental disorders, and uses natural environment modification as a treatment modality. She pioneered the use of portable brain imaging to guide behavior treatment in autism. She has a practice that offers brain mapping. The practice also treats patients with autism using applied behavior analysis (ABA). She is the director of a clinical center for the treatment of autism, Autism Parent Care. As a member of ABA international, multicultural alliance, and an NGO member of United Nations, she works on outreach projects in Asia to advance the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Bill aiming to promote better recognition of individuals with mental disabilities, including autism. Her overarching aim to is advance treatment intervention for autism.

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