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The Epidemiology of Schizophrenia

The Epidemiology of Schizophrenia

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William Carpenter, Michaeline Bresnahan, Ezra Susser, Paulo Menezes, Vijoy Varma, Jane Boydell, Robin Murray, Mary Cannon, Robert Kendell, Peter Jones, C. Jane Tarrant, Matti O. Huttunen, Mary Clarke, Eadbhard O'Callaghan, Kenneth G. D. Orr, David J. Castle, Alastair Cardno, Stanley Zammit, Glyn Lewis, Michael J. Owen, Jim van Os, Pak Sham, Theo G. M. van Erp, Timothy L. Gasperoni, Isabelle M. Rosso, Tyrone D. Cannon, Preben Bo Mortensen, Hannele Heilä, Jouko Lönnqvist, Anton Grech, Peter Phillips, Sonia Johnson, Elizabeth Walsh, Alec Buchanan, Hélène Verdoux, Graham Thornicroft, Michele Tansella, John McGrath
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  • Date Published: January 2003
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521775403

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  • An international team of leading researchers and clinicians provides the first comprehensive, epidemiological overview of this multi-faceted and still-perplexing disorder. Controversial issues such as the validity of discrete or dimensional classifications of schizophrenia and the continuum between psychosis and 'normality' are explored in depth. Separate chapters are devoted to topics of particular relevance to schizophrenia such as suicide, violence and substance abuse. Finally, new prospects for treatment and prevention are considered.

    • One of the first books devoted solely to the epidemiology of schizophrenia
    • Written by an international team of experts in the field
    • Incorporates social, genetic and developmental epidemiological approaches, as well as chapters on issues uniquely relevant to schizophrenia
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This is a refreshing and helpful book that presents an up-to-date and comprehensive understanding of schizophrenia. The sections on medical health, suicide, and substance abuse are helpful for clinical practice." John Claro Onate, Doody's Review Service

    "This is an impressive book. It brings together a remarkable array of evidence...this book is a very useful compendium of epidemiologic findings concerning schizophrenia and it should be of interest and helpful not only to psychiatrists interested in schizophrenia but also to geneticists, physicians of disciplines other than psychiatry, and public health decision makers." American Journal of Psychiatry

    "I recommend this book highly. All the ingredients required for an understanding of the epidemiology of schizophrenia are between its covers. The editors have made a remarkable effort to organize the material into a consolidated work." The New England Journal of Medicine

    "The Epidemiology of Schizophrenia is the most comprehensive assembly of existing knowledge to date...a substantial achievement in the compilation of scientific knowledge on this subject." The Times Higher Education Supplement

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    • Date Published: January 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521775403
    • length: 470 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 180 x 29 mm
    • weight: 1.15kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword William Carpenter
    Preface
    Part I. The Social Epidemiology of Schizophrenia: Introduction
    1. Investigating socio-environmental influences in schizophrenia: conceptual and design issues Michaeline Bresnahan and Ezra Susser
    2. Geographical variation in incidence, course and outcome in schizophrenia: a comparison of developing and developed countries Michealine Bresnahan, Paulo Menezes, Vijoy Varma and Ezra Susser
    3. Temporal variation in the incidence, course and outcome of schizophrenia Michaeline Bresnahan, Jane Boydell, Robin Murray and Ezra Susser
    4. Urbanisation, migration and risk of schizophrenia Jane Boydell and Robin Murray
    Part II. The Developmental Epidemiology of Schizophrenia: Introduction
    5. Prenatal and perinatal risk factors for schizophrenia Mary Cannon, Robert Kendell, Ezra Susser and Peter Jones
    6. Childhood development and later schizophrenia: evidence from genetic high risk and birth cohort studies Mary Cannon, C. Jane Tarrant, Matti O. Huttunen and Peter Jones
    7. Prodrome, onset and early course of schizophrenia Heinz Häfner
    8. The value of first-episode studies of schizophrenia Mary Clarke and Eadbhard O'Callaghan
    9. Schizophrenia at the extremes of life Kenneth G. D. Orr and David J. Castle
    Part III. The Genetic Epidemiology of Schizophrenia: Introduction
    10. The 'classical' genetic epidemiology of schizophrenia Alastair Cardno and Robin Murray
    11. Molecular genetics and epidemiology in schizophrenia: a necessary partnership Stanley Zammit, Glyn Lewis and Michael J. Owen
    12. Gene-environment correlation and interaction in schizophrenia Jim van Os and Pak Sham
    13. Investigating gene-environment interaction in schizophrenia using neuroimaging Theo G. M. van Erp, Timothy L. Gasperoni, Isabelle M. Rosso and Tyrone D. Cannon
    Part IV. Special Issues in the Epidemiology of Schizophrenia: Introduction
    14. Mortality and physical illness in schizophrenia Preben Bo Mortensen
    15. The clinical epidemiology of suicide in schizophrenia Hannele Heilä and Jouko Lönnqvist
    16. What is the relationship between substance abuse and schizophrenia? Robin Murray, Anton Grech, Peter Phillips and Sonia Johnson
    17. Criminal and violent behaviour in schizophrenia Elizabeth Walsh and Alec Buchanan
    Part V. Future Directions and Emerging Issues: Introduction
    18. Diagnosis and classification of schizophrenia: categories vs dimensions, distributions vs disease Jim van Os and Hélène Verdoux
    19. The implications of epidemiology for service planning in schizophrenia Graham Thornicroft and Michele Tansella
    20. Prevention of schizophrenia - not an impossible dream John McGrath
    Glossary
    Index.

  • Editors

    Robin M. Murray, Institute of Psychiatry, London

    Peter B. Jones, University of Cambridge

    Ezra Susser, Columbia University, New York

    Jim Van Os, Universiteit Maastricht, Netherlands

    Mary Cannon, Institute of Psychiatry, London

    Contributors

    William Carpenter, Michaeline Bresnahan, Ezra Susser, Paulo Menezes, Vijoy Varma, Jane Boydell, Robin Murray, Mary Cannon, Robert Kendell, Peter Jones, C. Jane Tarrant, Matti O. Huttunen, Mary Clarke, Eadbhard O'Callaghan, Kenneth G. D. Orr, David J. Castle, Alastair Cardno, Stanley Zammit, Glyn Lewis, Michael J. Owen, Jim van Os, Pak Sham, Theo G. M. van Erp, Timothy L. Gasperoni, Isabelle M. Rosso, Tyrone D. Cannon, Preben Bo Mortensen, Hannele Heilä, Jouko Lönnqvist, Anton Grech, Peter Phillips, Sonia Johnson, Elizabeth Walsh, Alec Buchanan, Hélène Verdoux, Graham Thornicroft, Michele Tansella, John McGrath

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