Nature and Nurture in Psychiatry: A Predisposition-Stress Model of Mental Disorders / Edition 1

Nature and Nurture in Psychiatry: A Predisposition-Stress Model of Mental Disorders / Edition 1

by Joel Paris
     
 

ISBN-10: 088048781X

ISBN-13: 9780880487818

Pub. Date: 05/01/1999

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

The age-old debate of nature versus nurture is nothing new to psychiatry. Most in the field recognize the importance both have in contributing to the development of psychiatric disorders. However, very few clinicians use an interactive approach to uncover the complex causes of mental disorders.

Presenting cutting-edge research on the biological and psychosocial

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Overview

The age-old debate of nature versus nurture is nothing new to psychiatry. Most in the field recognize the importance both have in contributing to the development of psychiatric disorders. However, very few clinicians use an interactive approach to uncover the complex causes of mental disorders.

Presenting cutting-edge research on the biological and psychosocial factors contributing to mental illness, Nature and Nurture in Psychiatry demonstrates how the predisposition-stress model goes a long way towards addressing the complex origins of psychopathology.

Evidence from twin, adoption, and family history studies; biological markers; and genetic mapping shows how individual variations in susceptibility are measured. This book reviews the mechanisms by which genes shape predispositions to medical and psychiatric illness as well as the mechanisms by which environmental stressors precipitate mental disorders.

Specifically, this resource illustrates the application of the predisposition- stress model to major psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, depression, anxiety disorders, attention deficit and conduct disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, posttraumatic stress disorder, and personality disorders. It also discusses how the model can be used as a guide in treating and preventing these disorders.

Dr. Paris examined hundreds of research reports and drew from his own 25 years of clinical experience to create an invaluable reference for the practicing clinician. It is complete with an extensive reference list of over 600 publications to aid you in further research.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880487818
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part I: Theory. Historical overview. Genetic predispositions to disease. The role of environmental stressors. The psychoanalytic model. Nature and nurture in the social sciences. Predisposition and stress in medical illness. Part II: Mental Disorders. Disorders, diagnoses, and traits. Schizophrenia. Mood disorders. Anxiety disorders and other neuroses. Posttraumatic stress disorder. Substance abuse. Eating disorders. Disorders arising in childhood. Personality disorders. Part III: Implications. Clinical implications. Preventive and research implications. Index.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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