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The application of epidemiology to mental disorders

Glyn H. Lewis, Antonia Errazuriz, Hollie V. Thomas, Mary Cannon and Peter B. Jones

in Oxford Textbook of Community Mental Health

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ISBN: 9780199565498
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199640478 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199565498.003.0022

Series: Oxford Textbooks

The application of epidemiology to mental disorders

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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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Subjects: Psychiatry ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Epidemiology

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