Psychiatric Epidemiology

Psychiatric Epidemiology : Searching for the Causes of Mental Disorders

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Searching for the causes of mental disorders is as exciting as it is complex. The relationship between pathophysiology and its overt manifestations is exceedingly intricate, and often the causes of a disorder are elusive at best. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone trying to track these causes, whether they be clinical researchers, public health practitioners, or psychiatric epidemiologists-in-training. Uniting theory and practice in very clear language, it makes a wonderful contribution to both epidemiologic and psychiatric research. Rather than attempting to review the descriptive epidemiology of mental disorders, this book gives a much more dynamic exposition of the thinking and techniques used to establish it. Starting out by tracing the brief history of psychiatric epidemiology, the book describes the study of risk factors as causes of mental disorders. Subsequent sections discuss approaches to investigation of biologic, genetic or social causes and the statistical analysis of study results. The book concludes by following some of the problems involved in the search for genetic causes of mental disorders, and more complex causal relationships.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 186 x 250 x 38mm | 1,138.53g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 5 halftones, 21 line illustrations, tables
  • 0195101812
  • 9780195101812
  • 1,643,355

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Psychiatric Epidemiologyis an excellent text which sets a new benchmark for epidemiological thinking in mental health research and goes a long way towards making the concepts of the discipline accessible to psychiatric researchers in general, as well as to cliniciana and students. * Psychological Medicine, Vol 37 *show more

Table of contents

PART I PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY, THEN AND NOW; PART II RISK FACTORS AS CAUSES OF MENTAL DISORDERS; PART III COHORT DESIGNS IN PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY; PART IV CASE-CONTROL DESIGNS IN PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY; PART V CASE-CONTROL DESIGNS IN BIOLOGIC PSYCHIATRY; PART VI ANALYZING THE DATA; PART VII THE SEARCH FOR GENETIC CAUSES OF MENTAL DISORDERS; PART VIII COMPLEX CAUSAL RELATIONSHIPSshow more

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