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Description - Long-Term Outcomes in Psychopathology Research by Evelyn J. Bromet

Based on the 103rd annual meeting of the American Psychopathological Association, Long-Term Outcomes in Psychopathology Research: Rethinking the Scientific Agenda explores the long-term course of illness and functioning of individuals treated for mental health and substance use disorders and the outcomes research derived from these cases. Sections cover topics including: findings from long-term psychopathology outcome studies, problematic case definitions, differing perspectives on the concept of recovery, the need for continued long-term outcomes research, and research priorities for patients with chronic and severe disorders. The book employs the experiences of innovative mental health providers, reflecting the value of personal narratives in research conducted in cross-sectional increments with pre-formulated questions and response options. As psychiatry continues to refine its diagnostic categories and psychology demands greater attention to dimensionality, the need for interdisciplinary long-term studies is as critical as ever. This final volume in the American Psychopathological Association Series reflects on developments in outcomes research conducted in parallel with different disorders and offers suggestions for preserving long-term outcome studies as the mainstay of clinical knowledge.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199378821
ISBN-10: 0199378827
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 173mm x 28mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 2-Dec-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Evelyn J. Bromet

Dr. Evelyn J. Bromet is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University. She received her BA in history from Smith College, PhD in epidemiology from Yale University, and postdoctoral training at Stanford's Social Ecology Laboratory. She founded the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program at the University of Pittsburgh where she did research on the aftermath of the Three Mile Island accident and the neuropsychiatric effects of workplace exposures. At Stony Brook, she is the architect of the Suffolk County Mental Health Project, now in its 20th year of follow-up, and conducted longitudinal studies of Chernobyl evacuees and clean-up workers in Ukraine along with a national prevalence study. Her current research also focuses on mental-physical comorbidity among responders to the World Trade Center disaster.