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; Part Two Quality of Life Impairment Syndrome in Severe Mental Disorders 9. Health related quality of life in subjects at risk for a first episode of psychosis, Bechdolf, A., Veith, V, Pukrop, R., Klosterkötter J; 10. Quality of life impairment syndrome in schizophrenia, Ritsner MS and Gibel A; 11.Insight and quality of life in schizophrenia spectrum disorders: An examination of their paradoxical relationship, Lysaker PH, and Louanne D; 12. Quality of life and major depression: current findings and future perspectives, Berlim MT, and Fleck MPA; 13. Quality of life impairment in bipolar disorder, Michalak EE, Murray G, Young AH and Lam RW; 14. Quality of life impairment in anxiety disorders, Koury MA and Rapaport MH; 15. Quality of life in in obsessive-compulsive disorder, Bobes J, García-Portilla MP, Bascaran M-T, Saiz P-A, Bobes-Bascaran M-T,Bousoño M; Part Three Treatment and Rehabilitation Issues 16. Antipsychotic medications, schizophrenia and the issue of quality of life, Awad A.G., and Voruganti L.N.P.; 17. Quality of life outcomes of ECT, Rosenquist PB, and McCall WV.; 18. Quality of life in mental health services, Evans S.; 19. Subjective quality of life in relation to psychiatric rehabilitation and daily life, Eklund M.; 20. Cost-utility analysis: research and practical applications, Dernovsek MZ, Rupel VP, and Tavcar R.; INDEX.
A fascinating and worthy text that presents new insights into a hugely important area of mental health. Health-related quality of life (HRQL) 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 Distress/Protection Vulnerability model of HRQL impairment
New insights from neuroscience
Integrative approach to quality of life measurement
Comparative data regarding severe mental disorders
Treatment and Rehabilitation Issues