Originally published in 1986, the impetus for this volume developed from a conference organized by Barbara Snell Dohrenwend and the editors on behalf of the Society for Life History Research in Psychopathology, the Society of the Study of Social Biology, and the Center for Studies of Mental Health of Aging at the National Institute of Mental Health. The theme of the conference was life span research on the prediction of psychopathology, and the goal was to bring together outstanding researchers who were engaged in longitudinal investigations at the time and whose work, collectively, covered the entire life-span, from infancy to old age. The papers that were presented at the conference were updated, so that the chapters that follow represented current, state-of-the-art considerations in some of the best ongoing studies concerned with the prediction of psychopathology at that time.
Table of Contents
Preface. Introduction - The Prediction of Psychopathology Across the Life-Span: The Value of Longitudinal Research Nancy E. Miller 1. Long-Term Implications of the Prenatal Endocrine Milieu for Sex-Dimorphic Behavior Heino F. L. Meyer-Bahlburg, Anke A. Ehrhardt, Judith F. Feldman 2. Early Soft Neurological Signs and Later Psychopathology David Shaffer, Cornelius S. Stokman, Patricia A. O’Connor, Stephen Shafer, Joseph E. Barmack, Suzanne Hess, D. Spalten, Irvin S. Schonfeld 3. Prospective Longitudinal Study of Firstborn Neonates Elsie R. Broussard 4. Discussion of Chapters 1-3 Rachel Gittelman 5. Discussion: Causal Models in Life-Span Research on Psychopathology Sheppard G. Kellam 6. Children at High Risk for Schizophrenia: Predictions from Infancy to Childhood Functioning Yvonne Marcuse, Barbara Cornblatt 7. Children at High Risk for Schizophrenia: Predictions from Childhood to Adolescence Barbara Cornblatt, Yvonne Marcuse 8. MMPI Profiles in Adolescence as Indicators of Achievement and Adjustment in Young Adulthood Joseph Lowman, M. David Galinsky 9. Methodological Issues in the Prediction of Psychopathology: A Life-Span Perspective Erich W. Labouvie 10. Improving Prediction in Longitudinal Research: Equivalence Developmental Stages, and Other Issues Denise B. Kandel 11. A Life-Span Developmental View of Childhood Predictors of Later Psychopathology: Commentary Richard M. Lerner 12. A 15- to 20-Year Follow-Up of Married Adult Psychiatric Patients John A Clausen 13. Predictors of Poor and Good Outcome in Schizophrenia M. T. Tsuang 14. The Chronicity of Depression Among the Elderly David E. Wilder, Barry J. Gurland, Ruth G. Bennett 15. Gender, Generations, and Well-Being: The Midtown Manhattan Longitudinal Study Leo Srole, Anita Kassen Fischer 16. Discussions of Chapters by Clausen, Wilder and Srole Lee N. Robins 17. Life History Research in Psychopathology is Like a Dog Walking on its Hind Legs or Discussion of Chapters 12-15 George E. Vaillant 18. Depressive Symptoms as a Risk Factor for Mortality and for Major Depression Myrna M. Weissman, Jerome K. Myers, W. Douglas Thompson, Arthur Belanger 19. Toward the Prediction of Dementias Arising in the Senium Asenath La Rue, Lissy F. Jarvik 20. Prediction in the Onset and Detection of Huntington’s Disease Arthur Falek, Richard H. Myers, Ray Craddick 21. Discussion: Two Views of Time Ernest M. Gruenberg. Author Index. Subject Index.
L. Erlenmeyer-Kimling, Nancy E. Miller