Long-Term Outcomes in Psychopathology Research: Rethinking the Scientific Agenda

Hardcover | December 16, 2015

EditorEvelyn J. Bromet

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Based on the 103rd annual meeting of the American Psychopathological Association, Long-Term Outcomes in Psychopathology Research: Rethinking the Scientific Agenda explores the long-term course of illness and functioning of individuals treated for mental health and substance use disorders andthe outcomes research derived from these cases. Sections cover topics including: findings from long-term psychopathology outcome studies, problematic case definitions, differing perspectives on the concept of recovery, the need for continued long-term outcomes research, and research priorities forpatients with chronic and severe disorders. The book employs the experiences of innovative mental health providers, reflecting the value of personal narratives in research conducted in cross-sectional increments with pre-formulated questions and response options. As psychiatry continues to refine its diagnostic categories and psychologydemands greater attention to dimensionality, the need for interdisciplinary long-term studies is as critical as ever. This final volume in the American Psychopathological Association Series reflects on developments in outcomes research conducted in parallel with different disorders and offerssuggestions for preserving long-term outcome studies as the mainstay of clinical knowledge.

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Based on the 103rd annual meeting of the American Psychopathological Association, Long-Term Outcomes in Psychopathology Research: Rethinking the Scientific Agenda explores the long-term course of illness and functioning of individuals treated for mental health and substance use disorders andthe outcomes research derived from these case...

Dr. Evelyn J. Bromet is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University. She received her BA in history from Smith College, PhD in epidemiology from Yale University, and postdoctoral training at Stanford's Social Ecology Laboratory. She founded the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program at the...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:December 16, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I FINDINGS FROM LONG-TERM OUTCOME STUDIES1. Evelyn J. Bromet: Past and Future Directions in Psychosis Research2. Kathleen Ries Merikangas, Nicole Jameson, and Mauricio Tohen: Course of Bipolar Disorder in Adults and Children3. Daniel N. Klein: Can Course Help Reduce the Heterogeneity of Depressive Disorders?4. Christine Timko, Rudolf H. Moos, and John W. Finney: The Course of Substance Use Disorders: Trajectories, Endpoints, and Predictors5. Ramin Mojtabai: Commentary: Divergent Views on Heterogeneity in Long-Term Course and Outcome of Adult Mental and Substance DisordersPart 2 ONGOING DEBATES ABOUT CASE DEFINITIONS: DIAGNOSTIC BOUNDARY ISSUES6. Peter Szatmari: Using Developmental Trajectories to Validate Diagnostic Categories: Comparing and Contrasting Asperger's Syndrome and Autism7. Gabrielle A. Carlson: Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: The Result of a Problem Looking for a Diagnosis8. Matthew A. Friedman: Deconstructing PTSD9. Roman Kotov: The Quantitative Classification of Mental Illness: Emerging Solution to Boundary ProblemsPart 3 DIFFERING PERSPECTIVES ON THE CONCEPT OF RECOVERY10. Maria Kovacs: Long-term Outcomes of Juvenile-Onset Depression: Is Recovery a Viable Concept?11. Zahava Solomon, Avigal SNir, Henry Fingerhut, and Michal Rosenberg: Long-term Trajectories and Recovery from PTSD12. Patrick McGorry and Sherilyn Goldstone: Preventive Strategies to Optimize Recovery In Psychosis13. Frederick J. Frese: Advocacy, Stigma, and Self-Disclosure: A Personal Perspective14. Edye Schwartz, Lisa Dixon: Organizational Change towards Recovery Oriented Service Provision: A Provider's PerspectivePart 4 THE NEED FOR CONTINUED LONG-TERM OUTCOMES RESEARCH15. Catherine R. Glenn, Adam C. Jaroszewski, Alexander J. Millner, Jaclyn C. Kearns, and Matthew K. Nock: Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: Old Problem, New Disorder, Limited Data16. Carlos N. Pato, Janet L. Sobell, Michele T. Pato: Blending Technological Innovations into Long-Term Prospective Research17. Erel Shvil, Katharine Reiner Van Der Hoorn, Santiago Papini, Gregory M. Sullivan, and Yuval Neria: Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) of PTSD: Current Status and Future DirectionsPart 5 EPILOGUE18. Robert B. Zipursky: Epilogue - Reconsidering Outcome Priorities for Serious Mental Illnesses

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"The long-term course of mental disorders has profound importance, particularly for those affected by it. Yet, standard textbooks give this topic scant coverage. Against this background Dr. Evelyn Bromet's new book, Long-term Outcomes and Psychopathology Research is essential reading for theclinician who cares for those with major mental disorders. Dr. Bromet is well known for her painstaking work with the long-term outcome of psychotic and stress related illnesses and she has gathered for this volume a group of contributors who are likewise renowned and who remain at the forefront ofwork on the classification and outcomes of mental disorders. Together they have produced a volume of exemplary coverage, depth and currency." --William H. Coryell, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA