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The contribution of epidemiology to psychiatric aetiology

Scott Henderson

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696758
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743221 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0037
The contribution of epidemiology to psychiatric aetiology

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The epidemiology of psychiatric disorders has shown the extent to which these are present in all human populations. It has also provided a large body of knowledge about aetiology. Now that biological including genetic information can be added to data on environmental exposures, opportunities for further advancement carry much promise.

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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