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9780521121026

The Epidemiology of Schizophrenia

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521121026

  • ISBN10:

    0521121027

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-01
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
The Social Epidemiology of Schizophrenia: Introduction
Investigating socio-environmental influences in schizophrenia: conceptual and design issues
Geographical variation in incidence, course and outcome in schizophrenia: a comparison of developing and developed countries
Temporal variation in the incidence, course and outcome of schizophrenia
Urbanisation, migration and risk of schizophrenia
The Developmental Epidemiology of Schizophrenia: Introduction
Prenatal and perinatal risk factors for schizophrenia
Childhood development and later schizophrenia: evidence from genetic high risk and birth cohort studies
Prodrome, onset and early course of schizophrenia
The value of first-episode studies of schizophrenia
Schizophrenia at the extremes of life
The Genetic Epidemiology of Schizophrenia: Introduction
The 'classical' genetic epidemiology of schizophrenia
Molecular genetics and epidemiology in schizophrenia: a necessary partnership
Gene-environment correlation and interaction in schizophrenia
Investigating gene-environment interaction in schizophrenia using neuroimaging
Special Issues in the Epidemiology of Schizophrenia: Introduction
Mortality and physical illness in schizophrenia
The clinical epidemiology of suicide in schizophrenia
What is the relationship between substance abuse and schizophrenia?
Criminal and violent behaviour in schizophrenia
Future Directions and Emerging Issues: Introduction
Diagnosis and classification of schizophrenia: categories vs dimensions, distributions vs disease
The implications of epidemiology for service planning in schizophrenia
Prevention of schizophrenia - not an impossible dream
Glossary
Index
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