The Impact of the Environment on Psychiatric Disorder / Edition 1

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The Impact of the Environment on Psychiatric Disorder explores the relationship between the environment and mental health, and suggests that environmental factors can play a role in the causation of psychiatric illness.
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"Freeman and Stansfeld have produced an excellent, comprehensive and concise introduction to environmental research in psychiatry. Equally, the book's clarity of thinking will serve as a useful reference within the field. Finally, it provides a timely reminder that a new generation of studies will be required; directly capapble of elucidating the complex, life course associations between genes, individuals and their environments, if we are to further our understanding of psychiatric disorders." - James Kirkbride, British Journal of Psychiatry, Feb 2009
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415116183
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/18/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Hugh Freeman is Honorary Visiting Fellow, Green College, Oxford. He is also Honorary Professor at the University of Salford, and was formerly Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry.

Stephen Stansfeld is Professor of Psychiatry at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London.

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Table of Contents

Freeman, Stansfeld, Introduction. Tsuang, Stone, Johnston, Gene-environment Interactions in Mental Disorders: A Current View. Curtis, Geographical Perspectives on Psychiatric Disorder. Stansfeld, Weich, Clark, Boydell, Freeman, Urban–rural Differences, Socioeconomic Status and Psychiatric Disorder. Evans, Lepore, Psychosocial Processes Linking the Environment and Mental Health. Brugha, Stansfeld, Freeman, Social Support, Environment and Psychiatric Disorder. Bhui, Migration and Mental Health. Freeman, Housing and Mental Health. Stansfeld, Clark, Noise and Psychiatric Disorder. McGrath, Parker, Seasonality and Mental Health: Mood Disorders, Suicide and Schizophrenia. McFarlane, Psychiatric Morbidity Following Disasters: Epidemiology, Risk and Protective Factors.

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