Practical Psychiatric Epidemiology

Practical Psychiatric Epidemiology

Martin Prince, Robert Stewart, Tamsin Ford, and Matthew Hotopf

Print publication date: Aug 2003

ISBN: 9780198515517

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This resource provides a general introduction to epidemiological techniques for psychiatric research. As demand grows for evidence based practice in psychiatry, there is increasing use of epidemiological methods for studies into causes, prognosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders, although working in the field of mental health throws up its own particular challenges. This resource explains how to adapt the tried and tested methods used in generic epidemiology to the special circumstances of psychiatric epidemiology.