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Epidemiology of psychiatric disorder in childhood and adolescence 

Epidemiology of psychiatric disorder in childhood and adolescence
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Epidemiology of psychiatric disorder in childhood and adolescence
Author(s):

E. Jane Costello

and Adrian Angold

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0209
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date: 23 August 2019

This chapter has covered a lot of ground; from the first stirrings of understanding about childhood psychiatric disorders to the possibility of using molecular genetics to identify gene–environment interactions that can generate psychiatric disorder. There are fuzzy boundaries between epidemiology and developmental psychopathology, life course epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, services research, and clinical psychiatry. It will be important to keep these boundaries pervious, to share a common language where possible, and to learn and use one another's methods.

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