The Epidemiology of Schizophrenia

The Epidemiology of Schizophrenia
  • Edited by Robin M. Murray

    Edited by Peter B. Jones

    Edited by Ezra Susser

    Edited by Jim Van Os

    Edited by Mary Cannon

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

    Online Publication Date:September 2009

    Online ISBN:9780511544118

    Hardback ISBN:9780521775403

    Paperback ISBN:9780521121026

  • Book DOI:

    Subjects: Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology

An international team of leading researchers and clinicians provides the first comprehensive, epidemiological overview of this multi-faceted and still-perplexing disorder. Controversial issues such as the validity of discrete or dimensional classifications of schizophrenia and the continuum between psychosis and 'normality' are explored in depth. Separate chapters are devoted to topics of particular relevance to schizophrenia such as suicide, violence and substance abuse. Finally, new prospects for treatment and prevention are considered.


"This is a refreshing and helpful book that presents an up-to-date and comprehensive understanding of schizophrenia. The sections on medical health, suicide, and substance abuse are helpful for clinical practice." John Claro Onate, Doody's Review Service

"This is an impressive book. It brings together a remarkable array of evidence...this book is a very useful compendium of epidemiologic findings concerning schizophrenia and it should be of interest and helpful not only to psychiatrists interested in schizophrenia but also to geneticists, physicians of disciplines other than psychiatry, and public health decision makers." American Journal of Psychiatry

"I recommend this book highly. All the ingredients required for an understanding of the epidemiology of schizophrenia are between its covers. The editors have made a remarkable effort to organize the material into a consolidated work." The New England Journal of Medicine

"The Epidemiology of Schizophrenia is the most comprehensive assembly of existing knowledge to date...a substantial achievement in the compilation of scientific knowledge on this subject." The Times Higher Education Supplement

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