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Psychiatric Epidemiology
     

Psychiatric Epidemiology

by Ming T. Tsuang (Editor), Mauricio Tohen (Editor), Gwendolyn E. P. Zahner (Editor)
 

TEXTBOOK IN PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY Edited by Ming T. Tsuang, Mauricio Tohen and Gwendolyn E. P. Zahner

A solid background in psychiatric epidemiology is essential for mental health specialists in either clinical or research settings. Including contributions from the major training centers in the United States, Textbook in Psychiatric Epidemiology offers a

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TEXTBOOK IN PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY Edited by Ming T. Tsuang, Mauricio Tohen and Gwendolyn E. P. Zahner

A solid background in psychiatric epidemiology is essential for mental health specialists in either clinical or research settings. Including contributions from the major training centers in the United States, Textbook in Psychiatric Epidemiology offers a comprehensive overview of this field. It covers the essential practical and theoretical aspects of this area to provide an ideal text for teaching and training.

The book opens with a summary of the history of psychiatric epidemiology. The text is then organized into three main sections: Study Designs and Methods, Assessment, and Epidemiology of Major Psychiatric Disorders. The first two sections feature detailed descriptions of the design of psychiatric studies, the interpretation of results, the evaluation of the validity/reliability of study measures, and the implementation of key professional resources such as the DSM-IV. The final section is a compilation of current epidemiological data on the major psychiatric disorders.

Specific topics covered in this textbook include:

  • Research designs
  • Analysis of categorized data
  • Assessing reliability and validity
  • Selecting the proper diagnostic instrument
  • Research on mental health services and epidemiology of psychiatric comorbidity
  • DSM-IV and its role in psychiatric epidemiology
  • Epidemiology of psychosis, bipolar disorder, depression/anxiety, substance abuse or dependence, personality disorders, and psychiatric disorders in geriatric populations

Textbook in Psychiatric Epidemiology is an authoritative resource for graduate or medical students in psychiatry, psychology, and allied mental health disciplines. With its extensive coverage of research methodologies, this book will also appeal to epidemiologists, biostatisticians, sociologists, health policy researchers, and public health professionals.

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Reviewer: Shirley Hartlage, PhD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book provides an introduction to current research methods and findings in the field of psychiatric epidemiology. After a historical overview, main sections include research methods in epidemiology, basic topics in assessment, and the epidemiology of major adult psychiatric disorders.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive yet understandable overview of methods and substantive information in psychiatric epidemiology. This is an important objective because no single textbook encompasses the field, is written on an appropriate level for graduate students, and focuses on psychiatry. The book largely meets this purpose.
Audience: The book is written primarily for students planning to become researchers in psychiatric epidemiology and biostatistics and for psychiatric residents and junior faculty of teaching hospitals who seek knowledge about psychiatric epidemiology and research design. It should also be useful to investigators wanting an introduction to topics in psychiatric epidemiology and to those who desire summary information on rates of common psychiatric disorders. Authors include many top investigators in the field today.
Features: The book contains ample tables and figures summarizing results of epidemiologic studies and even providing computer commands for data analyses along with sample output. The references are current and relevant. The index generally makes information easy to locate, although there are are occasional omissions. Overall, the book has an appealing appearance. A brief appendix of genetic and statistical terms is helpful, but limited.
Assessment: This is an excellent book. It should be useful as a textbook and also as a reference book providing an introduction and overview of topics in psychiatric epidemiology to those unfamiliar with the field. It is written by prominent authors and contains up-to-date information presented clearly and directly. I highly recommend it for purchase to meet the stated objectives.
4 Stars! from Doody
Shirley Hartlage
This book provides an introduction to current research methods and findings in the field of psychiatric epidemiology. After a historical overview, main sections include research methods in epidemiology, basic topics in assessment, and the epidemiology of major adult psychiatric disorders. The purpose is to provide a comprehensive yet understandable overview of methods and substantive information in psychiatric epidemiology. This is an important objective because no single textbook encompasses the field, is written on an appropriate level for graduate students, and focuses on psychiatry. The book largely meets this purpose. The book is written primarily for students planning to become researchers in psychiatric epidemiology and biostatistics and for psychiatric residents and junior faculty of teaching hospitals who seek knowledge about psychiatric epidemiology and research design. It should also be useful to investigators wanting an introduction to topics in psychiatric epidemiology and to those who desire summary information on rates of common psychiatric disorders. Authors include many top investigators in the field today. The book contains ample tables and figures summarizing results of epidemiologic studies and even providing computer commands for data analyses along with sample output. The references are current and relevant. The index generally makes information easy to locate, although there are are occasional omissions. Overall, the book has an appealing appearance. A brief appendix of genetic and statistical terms is helpful, but limited. This is an excellent book. It should be useful as a textbook and also as a reference book providing an introduction and overview of topics inpsychiatric epidemiology to those unfamiliar with the field. It is written by prominent authors and contains up-to-date information presented clearly and directly. I highly recommend it for purchase to meet the stated objectives.
Booknews
An overview of the field for graduate and medical students in psychiatry, psychology, and allied mental health disciplines. Topics include: research designs, analysis of categorized data, assessing reliability and validity, selecting the right diagnostic instrument, DSM-IV and its role in epidemiology, and the epidemiology of many disorders including psychosis, bipolar disorder, and substance abuse. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471593751
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.22(w) x 10.24(h) x 1.09(d)

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