3. Genetic Epidemiology

  1. Ming T. Tsuang4,5,
  2. Mauricio Tohen6,7 and
  3. Peter B. Jones8
  1. Stephen V. Faraone1,2,
  2. Stephen J. Glatt1 and
  3. Ming T. Tsuang3,4,5

Published Online: 14 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470976739.ch3

Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Third Edition

Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Faraone, S. V., Glatt, S. J. and Tsuang, M. T. (2011) Genetic Epidemiology, in Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Third Edition (eds M. T. Tsuang, M. Tohen and P. B. Jones), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470976739.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Center for Behavioral Genomics, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla CA 92039, USA

  2. 5

    Harvard Institute of Psychiatric Epidemiology & Genetics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

  3. 6

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio, USA

  4. 7

    Division of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7526 Louis Pasteur Drive, San Antonio TX 78229-3900, USA

  5. 8

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Box 189, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Neuroscience and Physiology, Medical Genetics Research Center, SUNY Upstate Medical University, NY, USA

  2. 2

    Center for NeuroPsychiatric Genetics, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Weiskotten Hall 3285, Syracuse NY 13210, USA

  3. 3

    Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA, USA

  4. 4

    Center for Behavioral Genomics, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla CA 92039, USA

  5. 5

    Harvard Institute of Psychiatric Epidemiology & Genetics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470694671

Online ISBN: 9780470976739

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Keywords:

  • genetics;
  • epidemiology;
  • methods;
  • statistics

Summary

Psychiatric genetics is a multidisciplinary field with roots in human genetics, psychiatry, molecular biology, statistics and epidemiology. Thus, its students face a difficult challenge: to acquaint themselves with diverse methodologies and specialise in those needed to achieve their scientific goals. This chapter introduces these methods and provides references for more advanced applications.