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The application of epidemiology to mental disorders 

The application of epidemiology to mental disorders
Chapter:
The application of epidemiology to mental disorders
Source:
Oxford Textbook of Community Mental Health
Author(s):

Glyn H. Lewis

, Antonia Errazuriz

, Hollie V. Thomas

, Mary Cannon

, and Peter B. Jones

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199565498.003.0022

In this chapter we shall present the main tools used by epidemiologists to measure the occurence and aetiology of disease in populations, and we shall summarize the results of epidemiological studies when applied to mental disorders.

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