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Psychiatric Epidemiology: Searching for the Causes of Mental Disorders

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Searching for the causes of mental disorders is as exciting as it it complex. The relationship between pathophysiology and its overt manifestations is exceedingly intricate, and often the causes of a disorder are elusive at best. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone trying to track these causes, whether they be clinical researchers, public health practitioners, o ...more
Hardcover, 516 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Lori
May 14, 2009 Lori rated it liked it
Breaks down the elements of epidemiologic research design nicely, but often skims certain basic elements and details since it's geared towards an advanced epi audience. It also stops in the middle of explanation at times when it gets too advanced and then refers you to a later chapter. So there is some redundancy among chapters that could throw you off in your reading. I wasn't so into the constant reference to the Dutch Famine study, but that's one of Susser's famous studies so it makes sense. ...more
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Mar 19, 2008 Allan rated it really liked it
A more nuanced approach to epidemiologic principles than Aschengrau or Rothman and Greenland. Gave me new insight into the use of the case-control design.
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