This book is designed to help anyone involved with schizophrenia, directly or indirectly, personally or professionally. Highly practical in every way, this "field manual" is aimed at helping to minimize the devastating effects of schizophrenia, and points out the pitfalls that patients and their families can encounter. It is designed to help caregivers understand the stage at which a schizophrenic patient is operating, and makes many practical suggestions for treatment. In particular, a wide variety of innovative decision trees and flow charts help the reader grasp the various options available to help manage this disease. The authors are widely acknowledged experts in this field, and regularly advise families, hospitals, and governmental agencies regarding the challenges presented by this illness.