Dependent and Dynamic Processes

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

Dependent and Dynamic Processes

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Although critiques of current epidemiologic methods frequently invoke concepts derived from a complexity framework, applications of these approaches to epidemiologic problems are scarce. Broader application awaits both conceptual and methodological development. This chapter describes the broad outlines of this approach to explore and envision its potential for psychiatric epidemiologic research. It also draws attention to some nascent examples on the horizon.

Keywords: epidemiology; risk factor studies; psychiatric disorders; conceptual development; methodologicl development

Chapter.  3666 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology ; Medical Statistics and Methodology

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