A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders

Paperback | November 24, 2013

EditorKarestan C. Koenen, Sasha Rudenstine, Ezra Susser

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A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders examines the interplay of social and biological factors in the production of a wide range of mental disorders throughout life, from the peri-natal period through to old age. The aging into adulthood of numerous birth cohorts, especially over the past twenty years, has provided increasing evidence that mental disorders previously perceived to emerge in adulthood may have their origins early in life. This book brings together, in a single resource, the research in lifecourse epidemiology of mental disorders, forging a consensus on the current science and pointing the way forward for the field. Assembling researchers across disparate disciplines including epidemiology, developmental psychopathology, psychiatric genetics, sociology, developmental cognitive neuroscience, and epigenetics the book reviews the methods and synthesizes existing knowledge about the life course epidemiology ofmental disorders in populations. It also presents discussions of the mechanisms that drive the production of mental disorders over the life course including emerging areas of research in the field. A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders brings together the state-of-the-art science of life course epidemiology to inform training, research, practice and policy with regard to mental disorders. The first comprehensive articulation of a life course perspective in the area, it will be a keyresource for academics, researchers and students.

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A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders examines the interplay of social and biological factors in the production of a wide range of mental disorders throughout life, from the peri-natal period through to old age. The aging into adulthood of numerous birth cohorts, especially over the past twenty years, has provided increasing evide...

Dr Koenen is a licensed clinical psychologist and epidemiologist who uses a life course epidemiologic approach to examine the interplay of genetic and environmental factors in the production of stress-related mental disorders. In particular, her work has sought to identify the determinants of stress-related mental disorders at multipl...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:November 24, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part One: Introduction1. Karestan C. Koenen, Sasha Rudenstine, Ezra Susser, and Sandro Galea: Life course approaches to mental illness: The emergence of a conceptPart Two: Methods in life course approaches2. Stephen L. Buka and Mary E. Lacy: Study designs3. Patricia Cohen: Measurement issues in limited or longitudinal epidemiological studies of origins and/or course of psychiatric disorders4. Leah Li: Analytic considerations in a life course perspective5. Kerry Keyes and Charley Liu: Age, birth cohort, and period effects in psychiatric disorders in the United StatesPart Three: Life course approach to specific mental disorders6. Golam M. Khandaker, Mary Clarke, Mary Cannon and Peter B, Jones: Schizophrenia and related psychosis7. Leslie Hulvershorn and John Nurnberger: Bipolar disorder8. Sasha Rudenstine: Applying a life course perspective to depression9. Renee D. Goodwin, Katja Beesdo-Baum, Susanne Knappe and Dan J. Stein: Life course epidemiology of anxiety disorders10. Nicole R. Nugent, Ruth Brown, Kelcey Stratton and Ananda B. Amstadter: Epidemiology of posttraumatic stress disorder11. Jennifer Ahern and Hannah Leslie: Life course approach to substance use12. Michaeline Bresnahan, Traolach Brugha and Ezra Susser: The life course perspective: A framework for autism research13. Karen S. Mitchell and Cynthia M. Bulik: Life course epidemiology of eating disorders14. Larry Seidman and Jessica Agnew-Blais: ADHD over the life course15. Sara R. Jaffee and Candice L. Odgers: Conduct disorder across the life course16. Andrew E. Skodol: Borderline, schizotypal, avoidant, obsessive compulsive, and other personality disordersPart Four: Understanding mechanisms17. Marcus Richards: Cognitive function over the life course18. Elise B. Robinson, Lauren M. McGrath and Susan L. Santangelo: Life course approaches to genetic epidemiology of mental illness19. Pam Factor-Litvak: Impact of early environmental exposures on mental disorders across the life course20. Stephen E. Gilman and Jessica Daniel: The role of the social environmental over the life course in the etiology of psychiatric disorders21. Arijit Nandi and Lauren Welsh: Social context and mental health over the life course22. Monica Uddin and Levent Sipahi: Epigenetic influences on mental illness over the life course23. Kate A. McLaughlin, Margaret A. Sheridan and Charles A. Nelson: Adverse childhood experiences and brain development: Neurological mechanisms linking the social environment to psychiatric disorders24. Kelly Skelton, Kerry Ressler, Elisabeth Binder and Bekh Bradley-Davino: Social-biological interplay over the life coursePart Five: New directions in the life course epidemiology of mental illness25. Virginia Warner and Myrna M. Weissman: Intergenerational transmission26. Laura D. Kubzansky and Ashley Winning: Mental disorders and the emergence of physical disordersPart Six: Conclusions27. Demetris Pillas, Kiyuri Naicker, Ian Colman and Clyde Hertzman: Public health, policy, and practice: Implications of life course approaches to mental illness