Studying the Natural History Of Psychopathology

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTextbook in Psychiatric Epidemiology
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780470694671
StatePublished - Apr 19 2011


  • Compared to symptom intensification
  • Concepts and methods
  • DIS/DSM-III major depressive disorder prodromal period
  • Dichotomous view of onset
  • Expensive
  • Incidence data on specific psychiatric disorders
  • Increase in severity or intensity of symptoms
  • Level of population, ebbing and flowing of psychopathology to its final outcome
  • Measure of remission
  • Natural history of psychopathology
  • New cases epidemiologic catchment area program
  • Nset of psychiatric disorders, early in life
  • Onset, full criteria met
  • Operational criteria of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)
  • Period prior to meeting full-blown criteria of disorder
  • Prodromes and precursors, and prodrome
  • Study of natural history of psychopathology
  • Study of outcome ending with death
  • Thinking about development toward disease
  • using diagnostic criteria as a comparison or standard value

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  • Medicine(all)

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