Practical Psychiatric Epidemiology

Paperback | September 18, 2003

EditorMartin Prince, Robert Stewart, Tamsin Ford

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Epidemiology is a practical discipline involving the systematic study of health, disease, and human behaviour in the natural world. It aims to describe the extent and pattern of a problem: who, when and where people become ill, and then to explain these observations. Practical Psychiatric Epidemiology provides a general introduction to epidemiological techniques for psychiatric research. As demand grows for evidence based practice in psychiatry, there is increasing use of epidemiological methods for studies into causes, prognosis and treatment of psychiatricdisorders; however, working in the field of mental health throws up its own particular challenges. This book explains how to adapt the tried and tested methods used in generic epidemiology to the special circumstances of psychiatric epidemiology. The result is a comprehensive introduction to the field, accessible to clinicians, in practice and in training, as well as those embarking on a career in mental health research. It will also be of interest to those from outside the sphere of mental health, interested in the special methodologicaldifficulties encountered.

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Epidemiology is a practical discipline involving the systematic study of health, disease, and human behaviour in the natural world. It aims to describe the extent and pattern of a problem: who, when and where people become ill, and then to explain these observations. Practical Psychiatric Epidemiology provides a general introduction ...

Martin Prince, Robert Stewart, Tamsin Ford, and Matthew Hotopf are all at King's College, London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.86 inPublished:September 18, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198515510

ISBN - 13:9780198515517

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Section 1 - Basic Principles1. Prince, Stewart, Ford and Hotopf: The development of psychiatric epidemiology2. Prince: Measurement in psychiatry3. Patel: Cultural issues in measurement and research4. Kessel and Silverton: Ethics and research in psychiatrySection 2 - Study Design5. Ford: Introduction to epidemiological study designs6. Neeleman: Ecological and cross-level studies7. Prince: Cross-sectional surveys8. Hotopf: The case-control study9. Weich and Prince: Cohort studies10. Banerjee: Randomised controlled trials11. Moncrieff: Research synthesis: Systematic reviews and meta-analysisSection 3 - Interpretation12. Stewart: Inference 1: chance, bias and confounding13. Stewart: Inference 2: causation14. Dewey: Statistical methods in psychiatric epidemiology I: a statistician's perspective15. Prince: Statistical methods in psychiatric epidemiology II: an epidemiologist's perspective16. Churchill: Critical appraisalSection 4 - Special Topics17. Sham and Rijsdijk: Genetic epidemiology I: behavioural genetics18. Collier and Li: Genetic epidemiology II: molecular genetics19. Chisholm and McCrone: Health economics for psychiatric epidemiology20. Murray: Qualitative research21. Prince, Stewart, Ford and Hotopf: Psychiatric epidemiology - looking to the future