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A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders examines the interplay of social and biological factors in the production of a wide range of mental disorders throughout life, from the peri-natal period through to old age.

The aging into adulthood of numerous birth cohorts, especially over the past twenty years, has provided increasing evidence that mental disorders previously perceived to emerge in adulthood may have their origins early in life. This book brings together, in a single resource, the research in life course epidemiology of mental disorders, forging a consensus on the current science and pointing the way forward for the field.

Assembling researchers across disparate disciplines including epidemiology, developmental psychopathology, psychiatric genetics, sociology, developmental cognitive neuroscience, and epigenetics the book reviews the methods and synthesizes existing knowledge about the life course epidemiology of mental disorders in populations. It also presents discussions of the mechanisms that drive the production of mental disorders over the life course including emerging areas of research in the field.

A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders brings together the state-of-the-art science of life course epidemiology to inform training, research, practice and policy with regard to mental disorders. The first comprehensive articulation of a life course perspective in the area, it will be a key resource for academics, researchers and students.


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ISBN-13: 9780199657018
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP Oxford)
Publication date: October, 2013
Pages: 336
Weight: 522g
Availability: Available
Subcategories: Counselling & Therapy, Epidemiology, General Issues, Genetics, Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Public Health

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This book is unprecedented in its presentation, depth, and purpose. It is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary initiative that examines the influence of social and biological factors on the development of mental disorders over a lifetime. This is an exciting book. It provides an accurate and updated list of mental disorders' causes and progression. Each of the 27 chapters are written by specialists in the relevant subject. They are therefore characterised by insight and commitment, and they contain many concrete examples from the research and a wealth of references. This release provides probably the most comprehensive presentation of the life course epidemiology in psychiatru.