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A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders

Karestan C. Koenen, Sasha Rudenstine, Ezra Susser, and Sandro Galea

Abstract

A life course approach to mental disorders is concerned with the interplay of social and biological factors in the production of mental illness over the life span – from the postnatal period to old age. Life course epidemiology considers this interplay in the population-based context with specific focus on its relevance to public health. The ageing into adulthood of numerous birth cohorts, especially over the past twenty years, has provided increasing evidence that mental disorders previously perceived to emerge in adulthood may have their origins early in life. Although the ageing of birth co ... More

Keywords: life course, epidemiology, mental disorders, cognitive neuroscience, epigenetics, development, birth cohort

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199657018
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657018.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karestan C. Koenen, editor
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, USA

Sasha Rudenstine, editor
Columbia University Epidemiology Merit Fellow, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, USA

Ezra Susser, editor
Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, and New York State Psychiatric Institute, USA

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Part 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 Life course approaches to mental illness: the emergence of a concept

Karestan C. Koenen, Sasha Rudenstine, Ezra Susser, and Sandro Galea

Part 2 Methods in life course approaches

Part 3 Life course approach to specific mental disorders

Chapter 6 Schizophrenia and related psychosis

Golam M. Khandaker, Mary Clarke, Mary Cannon, and Peter B. Jones

Chapter 7 Bipolar disorder

Leslie Hulvershorn and John Nurnberger, Jr.

Chapter 9 Life course epidemiology of anxiety disorders

Renee D. Goodwin, Katja Beesdo-Baum, Susanne Knappe, and Dan J. Stein

Chapter 10 Epidemiology of post-traumatic stress disorder

Nicole R. Nugent, Ruth Brown, Kelcey Stratton, and Ananda B. Amstadter

Chapter 11 Life course approach to substance use

Jennifer Ahern and Hannah H. Leslie

Chapter 12 The life course perspective: a framework for autism research

Michaeline Bresnahan, Traolach Brugha, and Ezra Susser

Chapter 13 Life course epidemiology of eating disorders

Karen S. Mitchell and Cynthia M. Bulik

Chapter 15 Conduct disorder across the life course

Sara R. Jaffee and Candice L. Odgers

Part 4 Understanding mechanisms

Chapter 18 Life course approaches to the genetic epidemiology of mental illness

Elise B. Robinson, Lauren M. McGrath, and Susan L. Santangelo

Chapter 24 Social–biological interplay over the life course

Kelly Skelton, Kerry Ressler, Elisabeth Binder, and Bekh Bradley-Davino

Part 5 New directions in the life course epidemiology of mental illness

Chapter 25 Intergenerational transmission

Virginia Warner and Myrna M. Weissman

Part 6 Conclusions

End Matter