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9780521775403

The Epidemiology of Schizophrenia

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521775403

  • ISBN10:

    052177540X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-01-13
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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An international team of leading researchers and clinicians here provide the first comprehensive, epidemiological overview of this multi-faceted and still perplexing disorder, and address some of the key questions it raises. How important in the genetic contribution to schizophrenia? Do pregnancy and birth complications increase the risk for schizophrenia? Is the incidence of schizophrenia changing? Why is the rate higher among immigrants and in those born in cities? Controversial issues such as the validity of discrete or dimensional classifications of schizophrenia and the continuum between psychosis and 'normality' are explored in depth, and 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. Drawing together the findings from social, genetic, developmental and classical epidemiology of schizophrenia, this text will prove an invaluable resource for clinicians and researchers.

Table of Contents

List of contributors
viii
Preface xiii
Foreword xv
William Carpenter
I The social epidemiology of schizophrenia
Introduction
3(2)
Investigating socioenvironmental influences in schizophrenia: conceptual and design issues
5(13)
Michaeline Bresnahan
Ezra Susser
Geographical variation in incidence, course and outcome of schizophrenia: a comparison of developing and developed countries
18(16)
Michaeline Bresnahan
Paulo Menezes
Vijoy Varma
Ezra Susser
Temporal variation in the incidence, course and outcome of schizophrenia
34(15)
Michaeline Bresnahan
Jane Boydell
Robin Murray
Ezra Susser
Urbanization, migration and risk of schizophrenia
49(25)
Jane Boydell
Robin Murray
II The developmental epidemiology of schizophrenia
Introduction
71(3)
Prenatal and perinatal risk factors for schizophrenia
74(26)
Mary Cannon
Robert Kendell
Ezra Susser
Peter Jones
Childhood development and later schizophrenia: evidence from genetic high-risk and birth cohort studies
100(24)
Mary Cannon
C. Jane Tarrant
Matti O. Huttunen
Peter Jones
Prodrome, onset and early course of schizophrenia
124(24)
Heinz Hafner
The value of first-episode studies in schizophrenia
148(19)
Mary Clarke
Eadbhard O'Callaghan
Schizophrenia at the extremes of life
167(27)
Kenneth G. D. Orr
David J. Castle
III The genetic epidemiology of schizophrenia
Introduction
193(1)
The `classical' genetic epidemiology of schizophrenia
194(26)
Alastair Cardno
Robin M. Murray
Molecular genetics and epidemiology in schizophrenia: a necessary partnership
220(15)
Stanley Zammit
Glyn Lewis
Michael J. Owen
Gene-environment correlation and interaction in schizophrenia
235(19)
Jim van Os
Pak Sham
Investigating gene-environment interaction in schizophrenia using neuroimaging
254(21)
Theo G. M. van Erp
Timothy L. Gasperoni
Isabelle M. Rosso
Tyrone D. Cannon
IV Special issues in the epidemiology of schizophrenia
Introduction
273(2)
Mortality and physical illness in schizophrenia
275(13)
Preben Bo Mortensen
The clinical epidemiology of suicide in schizophrenia
288(29)
Hannele Heila
Jouko Lonnqvist
What is the relationship between substance abuse and schizophrenia?
317(26)
Robin M. Murray
Anton Grech
Peter Phillips
Sonia Johnson
Criminal and violent behaviour in schizophrenia
343(21)
Elizabeth Walsh
Alec Buchanan
V Future directions and emerging issues
Introduction
363(1)
Diagnosis and classification of schizophrenia: categories versus dimensions, distributions versus disease
364(47)
Jim van Os
Helene Verdoux
The implications of epidemiology for service planning in schizophrenia
411(16)
Graham Thornicroft
Michele Tansella
Prevention of schizophrenia - not an impossible dream
427(14)
John McGrath
Glossary of epidemiological terms 441(6)
Index 447

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