Psychiatric Epidemiology

Psychiatric Epidemiology

by Ming T. Tsuang
     
 

Includes new chapters on child psychiatry, community studies, and perinatal studies.
* Includes discussions on assessment and diagnosis as well as the epidemiologic evidence for major psychiatric disorders.
* Presents coverage of research designs, analysis of categorized data, assessing reliability and validity, selecting the right diagnostic instrument, and DSM…  See more details below

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Includes new chapters on child psychiatry, community studies, and perinatal studies.
* Includes discussions on assessment and diagnosis as well as the epidemiologic evidence for major psychiatric disorders.
* Presents coverage of research designs, analysis of categorized data, assessing reliability and validity, selecting the right diagnostic instrument, and DSM-IV and its role in epidemiology.

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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)

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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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