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Genetics of Mental Disorders


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Introduction. The Basics: Epidemiologic Foundations of Psychiatric Genetics. Variations on a Theme: Causal and Clinical Heterogeneity. Mathematical Models of Inheritance. Molecular Genetics and Mental Illness. Clinical Applications of Psychiatric Genetics. The Future of Psychiatric Genetics. Glossary. Readings in Psychiatric Genetics. Appendix: Internet Resources for Psychiatric Genetics.


'[This book] is a strong candidate for becoming a basic text for those embarking on careers in research, teaching, or clinical practice. With its admirable blend of fundamental facts and clinical applications, the book will be helpful to professionals in various disciplines.' - Psychiatric Services 'An important introductory resource... The authors make a conscientious effort to define the terminologies and often use examples to help clarify the concepts. The book contains over 50 figures and 19 tables, which also aid the reader in understanding sometimes difficult concepts. The book is also well organized... Offers a comprehensive look at the present and future of psychiatric genetics.' - Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 'An easily read primer, leading the reader from very basic principles through a catalog of modern genetics theory and technique, using frequent clinical examples... The role of environmental influences is consistently pointed out. Perhaps most importantly, this is done with a free-flowing, enthusiastic style that is a pleasure to read... The authors have succeeded in creating a paradox; an easily read book that explains modern psychiatric genetics in less than 300 pages.' - Archives of Neurology 'Concise and original... Will be useful to many individuals without previous genetic training; undergradute and graduate students, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric residents, and practicing psychiatrists.' - Psychiatric Times 'This text will begin to prepare clinicians for the employment of genetic understandings and new technologies with their patients... It is a pleasure to read and should be on the bookshelf of every psychiatrist-in-training.' - Barbara Biesecker, MS, Section of Genetic Counselling Research and Training, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institute of Health

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