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Psychiatric Genetics


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ContributorsPrefacePart 1: General PrinciplesChapter 1. Psychiatric Genetics: A PrimerChapter 2. Principles of Genetic CounselingChapter 3. Risk Communication: Simple Tools to Foster UnderstandingPart 2: Genetics of Specific DisordersChapter 4. Genetics of Childhood-Onset Psychiatric DisordersChapter 5. Genetics of Schizophrenia and Psychotic DisordersChapter 6. Genetics of Mood and Anxiety DisordersChapter 7. Genetics of Alzheimer's DiseaseChapter 8. Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Genetic DisordersPart 3: Special TopicsChapter 9. Perinatal Psychiatry and TeratogenicityChapter 10. Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Psychiatric Genetics and Genetic CounselingChapter 11. The Road AheadGlossaryIndex

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Jordan W. Smoller, M.D., Sc.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health; Assistant Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital; Director of the Psychiatric Genetics Program in Mood and Anxiety Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry; co-Director of the Genetics and Genomics Unit of the Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Program; and a faculty member in the Center for Human Genetic Research at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Beth Rosen Sheidley, M.S., CGC, is Associate Professor of the Practice and Co-Director of Research and Professional Development in the Genetic Counseling Program in the Department of Biology at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts; and Genetic Counselor in the Division of Genetics and Metabolism at Tufts Medical Center, Floating Hospital for Children, in Boston, Massachusetts. Ming T. Tsuang, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., is Behavioral Genomics Endowed Chair and University Professor at the University of California; Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Behavioral Genomics in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, California; Adjunct Professor and Director of the Harvard Institute of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Genetics in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts; and Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center Academic Division of Public Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts


It serves both as a clinical reference and teaching text, and professionals in multiple disciplines would find it an excellent source for training. The format, structure, llustrations, and chapter order all contribute to a clean, orderly progression of knowledge. The selected authors all demonstrate significant expertise in their fields, and the editors have produced a valuable work that introduces a substantial amount of information in a relatively brief space. * PsycCRITIQUES *
This book succeeds admirably, distilling a vast amount of information into an easily readable volume emphasizing practical implications of genetics. * The Journal of Neuropsychiatryand Clinical Neurosciences, Richard Kennedy, M.D., Ph.D. *

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