Journals Higher Education

$75.00

Hardcover

01 June 2006

544 Pages | 5 halftones, 21 line illus.

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780195101812


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Psychiatric Epidemiology

Searching for the Causes of Mental Disorders

Ezra Susser, M.D., Sharon Schwartz, Alfredo Morabia, M.D., and Evelyn J. Bromet
with Melissa D. Begg, Jack M. Gorman, and Mary-Claire King

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. Starting out by tracing the brief history of psychiatric epidemiology, this 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.

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