Ezra Susser, Sharon Schwartz, Alfredo Morabia and Evelyn J. Bromet

in Psychiatric Epidemiology

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780195101812
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864096 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Series


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This chapter begins with a discussion of three recent developments in epidemiology. It then argues that an integrated approach to investigating disease and its prevention will necessarily encompass these elements: life course trajectories, levels of causation, and the interconnections among different causes and disease domains. To describe this emergent way of thinking, it proposes the term eco-epidemiology.

Keywords: epidemiology; schizophrenia; eco-epidemiology; life course trajectories; levels of causation; disease domains

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology ; Medical Statistics and Methodology

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