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The Scope of Epidemiological Psychiatry

Essays in Honour of Michael Shepherd, 1st Edition

Edited by Paul Williams, Greg Wilkinson, Kenneth Rawnsley


548 pages

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The late Professor Michael Shepherd was one of the most eminent and respected international figures in psychiatry. His contributions to the field in general were enormous but it is probably in epidemiological and social psychiatry that his work has had the greatest influence.

Originally published in 1989, this volume of essays, written specifically in Professor Shepherd’s honour, is concerned with the scientific approach to epidemiological psychiatry. The distinguished contributors, many of whom were close colleagues or former students, were drawn from a conspicuously wide range of scientific disciplines, medical and non-medical, and their contributions reflect the far-reaching applications of epidemiological methods to mental health problems.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures. List of Contributors. Foreword 1 Gerald Russell Foreword 2 Norman Sartorius General Introduction Paul Williams, Greg Wilkinson and Kenneth Rawnsley Section 1: The Scientific Principles of Epidemiological and Social Enquiry in Psychiatry Introduction Historical Origins 1. Who Is Mad? The Exchange between Hippocrates and Democritus Jean Starobinski 2. Victorian Origins of Epidemiological Psychiatry William Bynum The Social Sciences 3. A Sociological and Socio-Anthropological Perspective Annette Lawson 4. The Contribution of Psychology Monica Briscoe 5. Economic Appraisal Greg Wilkinson and Anthony Pelosi Quantitative Methods 6. The Mental Health of Populations Geoffrey Rose 7. The Biostatistical Approach Morton Kramer 8. Screening for Psychiatric Disorder David Goldberg 9. The Impact of Information Technology David Hand and Eric Glover Section 2: Epidemiological Studies of Mental Disorder Introduction Charting Historical Trends 10. Psychiatric Disorders in Early Modern England Michael MacDonald 11. Longitudinal Investigations in Psychiatric Epidemiology Erik Strömgren 12. The Study of Episodes of Psychiatric Morbidity Graham Dunn and Nigel Smeeton Completing the Clinical Picture of Disease and the Delineation of New Syndromes 13. Continuities and Discontinuities in Anxiety Disorders Gerald Klerman and Myrna Wiessman 14. Personality Disorder Anthony Mann and Glyn Lewis 15. The Relationship between Physical and Psychological Morbidity Robin Eastwood Identification of Causal Factors and the Computation of Individual Morbid Risks 16. Schizophrenic Psychoses: Causal Factors and Risks John Wing 17. Psychosocial Adversity and Impaired Growth in Children: In Search of Causal Mechanisms David Skuse 18. The Epidemiological Contribution to Research on Late-Life Dementia Brian Cooper 19. Women and Mental Illness Rachel Jenkins and Anthony Clare Section 3: The Evaluation of Psychiatric Intervention Introduction Specific Treatment Approaches 20. Clinical Trials in Psychiatry Malcolm Lader 21. Tranquillizer Use: Epidemiological and Sociological Aspects Paul Williams and Jonathan Gabe 22. The Evaluation of Social Interventions Roslyn Corney and Joanna Murray 23. Behavioural Approaches in the Family Management of Schizoprenia Ian Falloon Service Organization 24. Appraisal of Institutional Psychiatry David Watt 25. Evaluating Community Psychiatric Services Michele Tansella 26. The Psychiatry of General Practice Deborah Sharp and David Morrell 27. The Interface between Primary and Secondary Psychiatric Care Geraldine Strathdee and Michael King 28. The Relationship between Psychiatric Research and Public Policy Leon Eisenberg Section 4: The International Perspective Introduction 29. An Overview of the World Health Organization Multi-Centre Studies of Schizophrenia Assen Jablensky 30. The NIMH Epidemiological Research Program: Past, Present, and Future Darrel Regier 31. Case Definition and Case Identification in Cross-Cultural Perspective Jair Mari, Biswajit Sen and Tai-Ann Cheng Section 5: The Scientific Approach to Epidemiological and Social Psychiatry: The Contribution of Michael Shepherd 32. The Contribution of Michael Shepherd Kenneth Rawnsley. Name Index. Subject Index.

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Routledge Library Editions: Psychiatry

Psychiatry is a medical field concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health conditions. Routledge Library Editions: Psychiatry (24 Volume set) brings together titles, originally published between 1958 and 1997. The set demonstrates the varied nature of mental health and how we as a society deal with it. Covering a number of areas including child and adolescent psychiatry, alternatives to psychiatry, the history of mental health and psychiatric epidemiology.

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PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health