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The Scope of Epidemiological Psychiatry
Essays in Honour of Michael Shepherd

ISBN 9781138322806
Published September 17, 2020 by Routledge
552 Pages

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Book Description

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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