Causality and Psychopathology: Finding the Determinants of Disorders and their Cures

Hardcover | December 30, 2010

byPatrick E. Shrout, Katherine M. Keyes, Katherine Ornstein

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Part of the new American Pyschopathological Association Series. Containing contributions from leading scholars of causal thinking in epidemiology and psychopathology research, this volume is based on presentations at the ground-breaking 2008 meeting of the American PsychopathologicalAssociation. The authors explore the meaning of causal statements that are made from statistical and experimental evidence; then, they suggest novel approaches to analyze these statements and thus make them more informative and medically rigorous. The collection of chapters uniquely includes bothmethodological contributions and detailed assessments of how causal inferences can be made when considering research results on developmental psychopathology, clinical psychopharmacology, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and psychiatric genetics. In analyzing causalreferences, the authors examine controversies surrounding various disorders and their treatment.

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Part of the new American Pyschopathological Association Series. Containing contributions from leading scholars of causal thinking in epidemiology and psychopathology research, this volume is based on presentations at the ground-breaking 2008 meeting of the American PsychopathologicalAssociation. The authors explore the meaning of cau...

Patrick Shrout is Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology at New York University. Katherine Keyes, MPH, is Assistant Research Scientist in the Department of Clinical Phenomenology at New York State Psychiatric Institute. Katherine Ornstein, MPH, is at the Mailman School of Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology at C...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:December 30, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Causal Theory and Scientific Inference1. Patrick E. Shrout, PhD: Causal Thinking in Psychopathology Research2. Sharon Schwartz, PhD, Nicolle M. Gatto, PhD, Ulka B. Campbell, PhD: What Would Have Been is Not What Would Be: Counterfactuals of the Past and Potential Outcomes of the Future3. Judea Pearl, PhD: The Mathematics of Causal Relations4. Kenneth S. Kendler, MD: Causal Thinking in Psychiatry: A Genetic and Manipulationist Perspective5. Garnet L Anderson, PhD, Ross L Prentice, PhD: Understanding the Effects of Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Using the Women's Health Initiative Randomized Trials and Observational Study to Improve InferenceInnovations in Methods6. James Robins, MD, Thomas Richardson, PhD: Alternative Graphical Causal Models and the Identification of Direct Effects7. Bengt Muthen, PhD, Hendricks C. Brown, PhD, Aimee M. Hunter, PhD, Ian A. Cook, MD, Andrew F. Leuchter, MD: General Approaches to Analysis of Course: Applying Growth Mixture Modeling to Randomized Trials of Depression Medication8. Alena I. Oetting, M.S., Janet A. Levy, PhD, Roger D. Weiss, MD, Susan A. Murphy, PhD: Statistical Methodology for a SMART Design in the Development of Adaptive Treatment Strategies9. George Davey Smith MD, DSc: Obtaining Robust Causal Evidence from Observational Studies: Can Genetic Epidemiology Help?10. Matthew W. State, MD, PhD: Rare Variant Approaches to Understanding the Causes of Complex Neuropsychiatric DisordersCausal Thinking in Psychiatry11. E. Jane Costello, PhD, Adrian Angold, MRCPsych: Causal Thinking in Developmental Disorders12. Naomi Breslau, PhD: Causes of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder13. Donald F. Klein, MD, DSc: Causal Thinking for Objective Psychiatric Diagnostic Criteria: A Programmatic Approach in Therapeutic Context14. Robert F. Krueger, PhD, Daniel J. Goldman: The Need for Dimensional Approaches in Discerning the Origins of Psychopathology