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Description - Childhood Onset of "Adult" Psychopathology by American Psychopathological Association

Age at onset studies have been an important approach to understanding disease across all medical specialties. Over the last few decades, genetic research has led to the identification of unique genes and, in some cases, physiologically different disorders. These advances bring us closer to identifying genetic vulnerability and implementing prevention programs for psychopathology. Childhood Onset of "Adult" Psychopathology: Clinical and Research Advances provides an understanding of the childhood onsets of adult psychiatric disorders, including when and in what sequence psychiatric disorders begin in childhood, and how these disorders evolve over the life span. This book examines * Studies on the growing volume of data on very early forms of depression, criminality, alcoholism, schizophrenia, and anxiety* Genetics, evolution, and the significance of age at onset in terms of individual variability and the course of disease* The biological manner in which early-onset disorders progress* New insights into the disease etiology of schizophrenia and the neurodevelopmental hypothesis* The long-debated subject of whether depressive disorder in preadolescent children is the same as depressive disorder in adults and studies of individuals at risk for disorders of anxiety and depression* The implications for prevention of adult psychiatric disorders, alcoholism, and antisocial personality disorder Complete with extensive references and tables, this text provides practitioners with a better understanding of adult psychopathology and insight into early detection and prevention methods.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780880488211
ISBN-10: 0880488212
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Pages: 440
Imprint: American Psychiatric Press Inc.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - American Psychopathological Association

Judith L. Rapoport, M.D. is Chief of the Child Psychiatry Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Rapoport is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Medical school. Her clinical training was at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, and at Children's Hospital in Washington, DC. Her research training was at the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm and the Laboratory of Psychology at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Her research has covered several aspects of child psychiatry including diagnosis, childhood hyperactivity, pediatric psychopharmacology and author of three professional books and over two hundred research journal articles. She is currently Chief of the Child Psychiatry Branch, National Institute of Mental Health. Work in her branch on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has recently focused on normal and abnormal brain development.