Practical Psychiatric Epidemiology (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198735564

Martin Prince; Robert Stewart; Tamsin Ford; Matthew Hotopf; Jayati Das-Munshi
448 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Jan 2020
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Epidemiology has been defined as the study of the distribution and determinants of health states or events in defined populations and its application to the control of health problems. Psychiatric epidemiology has continued to develop and apply these core principles in relation to mental health and mental disorders.

This long-awaited second edition of Practical Psychiatric Epidemiology covers all of the considerable new developments in psychiatric epidemiology that have occurred since the first edition was published. It includes new content on key topics such as life course epidemiology, gene/environment interactions, bioethics, patient and public involvement in research, mixed methods research, new statistical methods, case registers, policy, and implementation.

Looking to the future of this rapidly evolving scientific discipline and how it will to respond to the emerging opportunities and challenges posed by 'big data', new technologies, open science and globalisation, this new edition will continue to serve as an invaluable reference for clinicians in practice and in training. It will also be of interest to researchers in mental health and people studying or teaching psychiatric epidemiology at undergraduate or postgraduate level.


Section 1 Basic principles
1 Preface to the second edition a fourth age of psychiatric epidemiologya
2 Martin Prince and Kia-Chong Chua: Measurement in mental health
3 Brandon A. Kohrt and Vikram Patel: Culture and psychiatric epidemiology
4 Buddhika Lalanie Fernando and Athula Sumathipala: Ethics and research in psychiatry: consent, capacity and bioethics
5 Stephani L. Hatch, Billy Gazard and Diana Rose: Ethics and research in psychiatry: engagement with patients and public
Section 2 Study design
6 Tamsin Ford, Jayati Das-Munshi, and Martin Prince: Introduction to epidemiological study designs
7 Oana Mitrofan and Rose McCabe: Qualitative research
8 Jayati Das-Munshi: Ecological studies and studies which consider place and health
9 Martin Prince and Jayati Das-Munshi: Cross-sectional surveys
10 Lisa Aschan and Matthew Hotopf: The Case Control Study
11 Laura Goodwin and Nicola Fear: Cohort studies
12 Sube Banerjee, Rod Taylor, and Jennifer Hellier: Randomised controlled trials
13 Tamsin Ford, Rob Stewart, and Johnny Downs: Surveillance, Case Registers and Big Data
14 Marianna Purgato, Giovanni Ostuzzi, and Corrado Barbui: Research synthesis: systematic reviews and meta-analysis
Section 3: Interpretation
15 Robert Stewart: Inference 1: chance, bias and confounding
16 Robert Stewart: Inference 2: causation
17 Jo Thompson-Coon and Becca Abbott: Critical Appraisal
Section 4: Special topics
18 Lisa Aschan, Jayati Das-Munshi, Richard Hayes, Martin Prince, Marcus Richards, Peter Schofield, and Robert Stewart: Statistical techniques in Psychiatric Epidemiology
19 Fruhling Rijsdijk & Paul F. O Reilly: Genetic Epidemiology 1: Overview
20 Craig Morgan, Marta Di Forti, and Helen Fisher: Gene-environment interaction
21 Nicola Voyle, Maximilian Kerz, Steven Kiddle, and Richard Dobson: Bio-informatics and psychiatric epidemiology
22 Margaret Heslin, Paul McCrone, and Daniel Chisolm: Health economics for psychiatric epidemiology
23 Marcus Richards and Rebecca Hardy: Life course epidemiology
24 Valentina Iemmi, Nicole Votruba, and Graham Thornicroft: Evidence-based mental health policy
25 Martin Prince, Robert Stewart, Tamsin Ford, Matthew Hotopf, and Jayati Das-Munshi: Looking to the future

About the author: 

Martin Prince is Professor of Epidemiological Psychiatry, Head of the Health Services and Population Research Department at King's College London. Professor Prince serves as Director of the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Health System Strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa at King's College London (ASSET) and leads the 10/66 Dementia Group's research on ageing and chronic disease in India, China, and Latin America. In 2007 he co-edited the Lancet Global Mental Health series, and helped found the movement for Global Mental Health. ; Robert Stewart is Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Clinical Informatics at King's College London. He has a particular interest in the nexus point of physical and mental health and leads the Clinical and Population Informatics theme of the SLAM Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health. Since its inception in 2007, Professor Stewart has served as the academic lead for the Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS). ; Tamsin Ford is Professor of Child and Adolesscent Psychiatry at the University of Exeter. Upon completion of her PhD in psychiatry at King's College London she moved to the University of Exeter, where she leads a research group on the efficacy of mental health services and interventions for children and young people. From 2008 to 2014 she served as Editor for CAMH, ACAMH's journal, and was awarded a CBE for services to psychiatry in 2019. ; Matthew Hotopf is Professor of General Hospital Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London. He currently serves as Director of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre. Professor Hotopf has published over 300 peer reviewed papers, and was appointed Vice Dean Research of IoPPN in 2017. His main area of research is the intersection of medicine and psychiatry. In 2018 he was awarded a CBE for services to Pyschiatric Research. ; Jayati Das-Munshi is a consultant psychiatrist and Clinical Scientist Fellow working with the Academy of Medical Sciences and funded by the Health Foundation. Dr Das-Munshi's research focuses on physical health inequalities in those living with severe mental illness and the intersection of migration and ethnicity in patterning health disadvantage. An honorary consultant psychiatrist with South London and Maudsley Trust, Dr Das-Munshi runs an outpatient consultation liaison service for older adults with clinical gerontology at King's College Hoispital.

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