April 10, 2007

"The Early Course of Schizophrenia": Book Review

Dr. Ellen Tabor, M.D., medical director of Adult Inpatient Psychiatry, Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, wrote up her assessment of a new book, titled, "The Early Course of Schizophrenia". This book covers recent research in early stages of schizophrenia, covering the prenatal period through the premorbid period, finally discussing treatment of the early stages of schizophrenia.

The book is apparently more on a level for medical professionals rather than the lay public, but some others may be both interested and up to the challenge. Dr. Tabor feels that the book is a worthwhile summary of the current research in many areas of recognizing people at high risk of developing schizophrenia while they are still in a prodrome phase, and discusses early intervention while raising and discussing controversial questions.

Read the full book review: Book Review: The Early Course of Schizophrenia (free subscription may be required)

Click HERE for some recommended books on schizophrenia.

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Cognitive Therapy of Schizophrenia: Book Review

Free Psychiatry Text Book Available On-line

Minor Physical Anomalies May be Biomarker for Childhood Schizophrenia

New Book: "Overcoming Paranoid and Suspicious Thoughts"

Neurodevelopment and Schizophrenia


I've googled for the "Tonmoy Sharma", one of the book's authors, and found some controversial statements about him. I'm not sure if the allegations are true, but..


"Top Psych On The Run.

Psychiatrist Tonmoy Sharma, senior lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry in London UK has been busted for fraud and for lying about his credentials."


Posted by: CopperKettle at April 10, 2007 09:09 PM


Posted by: tim^ at April 11, 2007 04:25 AM

Thanks for the heads-up.

He has several books out there with good reviews.

This one is a summary of work already done in this area, and apparently some doctors think it is good - well-written with good information - as well.

His credentials in the area of medicine are not at issue.

As I understand it, at issue is whether or not he did shady work for pharmaceutical companies, and whether he can call himself "professor" when technically, he is not.

I leave that for the courts to decide.


Posted by: Jeanie at April 11, 2007 06:23 AM

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