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If you're looking for a concise resource that examines child psychiatric epidemiology, then look no further. In this excellent volume, Verhulst and Koot answer a wide variety of questions pertaining to the etiology, the course, and therapy of child psychiatric conditions. Central issues related to diagnosis, assessment, sampling, and cross-cultural studies are presented in a highly readable fashion. Research on prevalence and patterns of childhood dysfunction and how these are influenced by such factors as age, sex, and social class are examined in detail. Verhulst and Koot also provide a detailed description of community surveys and offer a referral pathway to psychiatric care for children. Child Psychiatric Epidemiology provides critical, epidemiological concepts, designs, and information for psychiatrists, psychologists, researchers, health care providers and students. “This ...

Basic Concepts
Basic concepts

Epidemiology is concerned with the patterns of disease occurrence in human populations and with the factors that influence these patterns (Lilienfeld & Lilienfeld, 1980). Three closely related components characterize epidemiology. The first is the assessment of the frequency of the occurrence of a disease or disorder. This involves the quantification of disease occurrence. The second component is the assessment of the distribution of disease or disorder. This involves such questions as these: Who has the disease or disorder within a population, and when and where is it occurring? The last component is derived from the first two. It is necessary to study the frequency and distribution of disease or disorder to test which factors are associated with the variation of frequency and ...

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