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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
Published New York, N.Y. ; London : Guilford, 2006


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Description xx, 412 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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
Summary "One of the central questions in the study of psychopathology is why certain people develop psychiatric and substance use disorders while others - even those with similar family backgrounds and life experiences - do not. This groundbreaking volume synthesizes the results of a landmark research program to shed new light on the ways genetic and environmental influences weave together to create risk for particular disorders."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-376) and indexes
"Publications from the VATSPSUD": pages 377-389
Subject Twins -- Longitudinal studies.
Mental illness -- Etiology.
Substance abuse -- Etiology.
Substance abuse -- Genetic aspects.
Mental illness -- Environmental aspects.
Psychiatric epidemiology.
Mental illness -- Genetic aspects.
Mental Disorders -- epidemiology.
Mental Disorders -- genetics.
Risk Factors.
Genre/Form Statistics.
Twin Study.
Author Prescott, Carol A.
LC no. 2006017070
ISBN 1593853165 hardback