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Psychiatric Epidemiology: Searching for the Causes of Mental Disorders
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Psychiatric Epidemiology: Searching for the Causes of Mental Disorders

Publication Year: 2006
Edition: 1st
Authors/Editor: Susser, Ezra; Schwartz; Morabia, Alfredo; Bromet, Evelyn J.; Begg, Melissa D.; Gorman, Jack M.; King, Mary-Claire
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
ISBN: 978-0-195-10181-2
Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 95
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This book is an invaluable resource for any clinician or researcher trying to track the causes of mental health disorders.

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.

Uniting theory and practice in very clear language,Psychiatric Epidemiology makes a wonderful contribution to both epidemiologic and psychiatric research. Rather than attempting to review the descriptive epidemiology of mental disorders, this book gives 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 casual relationships.

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Susser, Ezra; Schwartz; Morabia, Alfredo; Bromet, Evelyn J.; Begg, Melissa D.; Gorman, Jack M.; King, Mary-Claire
  • ISBN: 978-0-195-10181-2
  • Specialty:
    Epidemiology
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1st
  • Pages: 544
  • Illustrations: 26
  • Year: 2006
  • Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 95

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