The Epidemiology of Schizophrenia

The Epidemiology of Schizophrenia

by Robin M. Murray, Peter B. Jones, Ezra Susser, Jim Van Os
     
 

A comprehensive epidemiological overview of schizophrenia including findings from social, genetic, developmental and classical epidemiology.See more details below

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A comprehensive epidemiological overview of schizophrenia including findings from social, genetic, developmental and classical epidemiology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521121026
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface
Foreword
IThe social epidemiology of schizophrenia
1Investigating socioenvironmental influences in schizophrenia: conceptual and design issues5
2Geographical variation in incidence, course and outcome of schizophrenia: a comparison of developing and developed countries18
3Temporal variation in the incidence, course and outcome of schizophrenia34
4Urbanization, migration and risk of schizophrenia49
IIThe developmental epidemiology of schizophrenia
5Prenatal and perinatal risk factors for schizophrenia74
6Childhood development and later schizophrenia: evidence from genetic high-risk and birth cohort studies100
7Prodrome, onset and early course of schizophrenia124
8The value of first-episode studies in schizophrenia148
9Schizophrenia at the extremes of life167
IIIThe genetic epidemiology of schizophrenia
10The 'classical' genetic epidemiology of schizophrenia194
11Molecular genetics and epidemiology in schizophrenia: a necessary partnership220
12Gene-environment correlation and interaction in schizophrenia235
13Investigating gene-environment interaction in schizophrenia using neuroimaging254
IVSpecial issues in the epidemiology of schizophrenia
14Mortality and physical illness in schizophrenia275
15The clinical epidemiology of suicide in schizophrenia288
16What is the relationship between substance abuse and schizophrenia?317
17Criminal and violent behaviour in schizophrenia343
VFuture directions and emerging issues
18Diagnosis and classification of schizophrenia: categories versus dimensions, distributions versus disease364
19The implications of epidemiology for service planning in schizophrenia411
20Prevention of schizophrenia - not an impossible dream427
Glossary of epidemiological terms441
Index447

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