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Title The epidemiology of schizophrenia / editors Robin M. Murray ... [and others].

Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.

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 UniM BioMed  362.26 EPID    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 454 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents I Social epidemiology of schizophrenia -- 1 Investigating socioenvironmental influences in schizophrenia: conceptual and design issues / Michaeline Bresnahan, Ezra Susser 5 -- 2 Geographical variation in incidence, course and outcome of schizophrenia: a comparison of developing and developed countries / Michaeline Bresnahan, Paulo Menezes, Vijoy Varma, Ezra Susser 18 -- 3 Temporal variation in the incidence, course and outcome of schizophrenia / Michaeline Bresnahan, Jane Boydell, Robin Murray, Ezra Susser 34 -- 4 Urbanization, migration and risk of schizophrenia / Jane Boydell, Robin Murray 49 -- II Developmental epidemiology of schizophrenia -- 5 Prenatal and perinatal risk factors for schizophrenia / Mary Cannon, Robert Kendell, Ezra Susser, Peter Jones 74 -- 6 Childhood development and later schizophrenia: evidence from genetic high-risk and birth cohort studies / Mary Cannon, C. Jane Tarrant, Matti O. Huttunen, Peter Jones 100 -- 7 Prodrome, onset and early course of schizophrenia / Heinz Hafner 124 -- 8 Value of first-episode studies in schizophrenia / Mary Clarke, Eadbhard O'Callaghan 148 -- 9 Schizophrenia at the extremes of life / Kenneth G. D. Orr, David J. Castle 167 -- III Genetic epidemiology of schizophrenia -- 10 'classical' genetic epidemiology of schizophrenia / Alastair Cardno, Robin M. Murray 194 -- 11 Molecular genetics and epidemiology in schizophrenia: a necessary partnership / Stanley Zammit, Glyn Lewis, Michael J. Owen 220 -- 12 Gene-environment correlation and interaction in schizophrenia / Jim van Os, Pak Sham 235 -- 13 Investigating gene-environment interaction in schizophrenia using neuroimaging / Theo G. M. van Erp, Timothy L. Gasperoni, Isabelle M. Rosso, Tyrone D. Cannon 254 -- IV Special issues in the epidemiology of schizophrenia -- 14 Mortality and physical illness in schizophrenia / Preben Bo Mortensen 275 -- 15 Clinical epidemiology of suicide in schizophrenia / Hannele Heila, Jouko Lonnqvist 288 -- 16 What is the relationship between substance abuse and schizophrenia? / Robin M. Murray, Anton Grech, Peter Phillips, Sonia Johnson 317 -- 17 Criminal and violent behaviour in schizophrenia / Elizabeth Walsh, Alec Buchanan 343 -- V Future directions and emerging issues -- 18 Diagnosis and classification of schizophrenia: categories versus dimensions, distributions versus disease / Jim van Os, Helene Verdoux 364 -- 19 Implications of epidemiology for service planning in schizophrenia / Graham Thornicroft, Michele Tansella 411 -- 20 Prevention of schizophrenia - not an impossible dream / John McGrath 427.
Summary The nature and causes of schizophrenia have been debated since it was first defined in the nineteenth century. In this book, an international team of leading researchers and clinicians provide the first comprehensive, epidemiological overview of this multifaceted and still perplexing disorder, and address some of the key questions it raises. How important is 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.
Other author Murray, Robin M., 1944-
Subject Schizophrenia -- Epidemiology.
ISBN 052177540X (hbk.)