The Epidemiology of Schizophrenia

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Robin M. Murray, Peter B. Jones, Ezra Susser, Jim Van Os, Mary Cannon
Cambridge University Press, Oct 1, 2009 - Medical - 472 pages
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An international team of leading researchers and clinicians provide the first comprehensive, epidemiological overview of this multi-faceted and still perplexing disorder, and address some of the key questions it raises. Controversial issues on the nature and cause of schizophrenia are explored in depth, and separate chapters are devoted to topics such as suicide, violence and substance abuse. Finally, new prospects for treatment and prevention are considered. Drawing together the findings from social, genetic, developmental and classical epidemiology of schizophrenia, this text will prove an invaluable resource for clinicians and researchers.

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Peter B Jones MB, MSc, MA, PhD, FRCP, MRCPsych, FmedSci is Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. He read for his first degree in anatomy and neurobiology at King's College, London, before qualifying in medicine from Westminster Medical School. Following 3 years of general medical posts, Professor Jones began psychiatry at the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals in London where, after completing a masters degree in clinical epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and his PhD in psychiatric epidemiology, he was appointed as Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in1993. In 1997 he took up the Chair of Psychiatry and Community Mental Health in Nottingham, moving to Cambridge in 2000. Professor Jones' research concerns epidemiology of mental illness, particularly the psychoses, early life course influences on adult mental health and illness, and the interface between population-based and biological investigations and explanations, including genetics. Clinically, he directs a new service for people with first episode psychosis(CAMEO, www.cameo.nhs.uk) jointly with Professor Ed Bullmore, and is presently a non-executive Director of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

Chair of the Division of Epidemiology at the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; and Head of the Epidemiology of Brain Disorders Department at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Born 13/7/1952.

Van Os is of the University of Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Senior Lecturer and Wellcome Trust Advanced Research Fellow in the Division of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. Born 2/6/1965.

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