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Practical Psychiatric Epidemiology


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Section 1 Basic principles 1: Preface to the second edition a fourth age of psychiatric epidemiologya 2: Martin Prince and Kia-Chong Chua: Measurement in mental health 3: Brandon A. Kohrt and Vikram Patel: Culture and psychiatric epidemiology 4: Buddhika Lalanie Fernando and Athula Sumathipala: Ethics and research in psychiatry: consent, capacity and bioethics 5: Stephani L. Hatch, Billy Gazard and Diana Rose: Ethics and research in psychiatry: engagement with patients and public Section 2 Study design 6: Tamsin Ford, Jayati Das-Munshi, and Martin Prince: Introduction to epidemiological study designs 7: Oana Mitrofan and Rose McCabe: Qualitative research 8: Jayati Das-Munshi: Ecological studies and studies which consider place and health 9: Martin Prince and Jayati Das-Munshi: Cross-sectional surveys 10: Lisa Aschan and Matthew Hotopf: The Case Control Study 11: Laura Goodwin and Nicola Fear: Cohort studies 12: Sube Banerjee, Rod Taylor, and Jennifer Hellier: Randomised controlled trials 13: Tamsin Ford, Rob Stewart, and Johnny Downs: Surveillance, Case Registers and Big Data 14: Marianna Purgato, Giovanni Ostuzzi, and Corrado Barbui: Research synthesis: systematic reviews and meta-analysis Section 3: Interpretation 15: Robert Stewart: Inference 1: chance, bias and confounding 16: Robert Stewart: Inference 2: causation 17: Jo Thompson-Coon and Becca Abbott: Critical Appraisal Section 4: Special topics 18: Lisa Aschan, Jayati Das-Munshi, Richard Hayes, Martin Prince, Marcus Richards, Peter Schofield, and Robert Stewart: Statistical techniques in Psychiatric Epidemiology 19: Fruhling Rijsdijk & Paul F. O Reilly: Genetic Epidemiology 1: Overview 20: Craig Morgan, Marta Di Forti, and Helen Fisher: Gene-environment interaction 21: Nicola Voyle, Maximilian Kerz, Steven Kiddle, and Richard Dobson: Bio-informatics and psychiatric epidemiology 22: Margaret Heslin, Paul McCrone, and Daniel Chisolm: Health economics for psychiatric epidemiology 23: Marcus Richards and Rebecca Hardy: Life course epidemiology 24: Valentina Iemmi, Nicole Votruba, and Graham Thornicroft: Evidence-based mental health policy 25: Martin Prince, Robert Stewart, Tamsin Ford, Matthew Hotopf, and Jayati Das-Munshi: Looking to the future

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Jayati Das-Munshi is a consultant psychiatrist and Clinical Scientist Fellow working with the Academy of Medical Sciences and funded by the Health Foundation. Dr Das-Munshi's research focuses on physical health inequalities in those living with severe mental illness and the intersection of migration and ethnicity in patterning health disadvantage. An honorary consultant psychiatrist with South London and Maudsley Trust, Dr Das-Munshi runs an outpatient consultation liaison service for older adults with clinical gerontology at King's College Hoispital. Tamsin Ford is Professor of Child and Adolesscent Psychiatry at the University of Exeter. Upon completion of her PhD in psychiatry at King's College London she moved to the University of Exeter, where she leads a research group on the efficacy of mental health services and interventions for children and young people. From 2008 to 2014 she served as Editor for CAMH, ACAMH's journal, and was awarded a CBE for services to psychiatry in 2019. Matthew Hotopf is Professor of General Hospital Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London. He currently serves as Director of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre. Professor Hotopf has published over 300 peer reviewed papers, and was appointed Vice Dean Research of IoPPN in 2017. His main area of research is the intersection of medicine and psychiatry. In 2018 he was awarded a CBE for services to Pyschiatric Research. Martin Prince is Professor of Epidemiological Psychiatry, Head of the Health Services and Population Research Department at King's College London. Professor Prince serves as Director of the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Health System Strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa at King's College London (ASSET) and leads the 10/66 Dementia Group's research on ageing and chronic disease in India, China, and Latin America. In 2007 he co-edited the Lancet Global Mental Health series, and helped found the movement for Global Mental Health. Robert Stewart is Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Clinical Informatics at King's College London. He has a particular interest in the nexus point of physical and mental health and leads the Clinical and Population Informatics theme of the SLAM Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health. Since its inception in 2007, Professor Stewart has served as the academic lead for the Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS).

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