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Author Kendler, Kenneth S., 1950-

Title Genes, environment, and psychopathology : understanding the causes of psychiatric and substance use disorders / Kenneth S. Kendler, Carol A. Prescott.

Publication Info. New York : Guilford Press, [2006]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  616.89 K33G    Check Shelf
Description xx, 412 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-376) and indexes.
"Publications from the VATSPSUD": pages 377-389.
Contents The scientific and social context of the Virginia Adult Twin Study of Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders -- Methodology used in the VATSPSUD -- Twinning and twin models -- Internalizing disorders -- Externalizing and substance use disorders -- Twin model assumptions -- Childhood experiences and risk for psychopathology -- Adult experiences and risk for psychopathology -- Sex differences -- Genetic and environmental influences on stability and change -- The genetics of what?: comorbidity, general versus specific effects, and risk indicators -- Three extensions of the twin model -- The genetics of the environment -- Mechanisms for genetic control of exposure to the environment -- Is the relation between environmental risk factors and psychiatric disorders causal? -- Genetic control of sensitivity to the environment -- Integrative models.
Subject Mental illness -- Genetic aspects.
Mental illness -- Environmental aspects.
Psychiatric epidemiology.
Mental Disorders -- epidemiology.
Mental Disorders -- genetics -- Statistics.
Risk Factors -- Statistics.
Twin Studies as Topic -- Statistics.
Added Author Prescott, Carol A.
ISBN 1593853165 cloth
Standard No. 9781593853167
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