Genetics and Mental Illness

Evolving Issues for Research and Society

  • Laura Lee Hall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Laura Lee Hall
    Pages 1-4
  3. Charles A. Kaufmann, Janet E. Johnson, Herbert Pardes
    Pages 5-28
  4. Robert Plomin
    Pages 29-50
  5. Irving I. Gottesman
    Pages 51-77
  6. Ming T. Tsuang, Stephen V. Faraone
    Pages 79-109
  7. Kay Redfield Jamison
    Pages 111-132
  8. Mary Ann Beall
    Pages 133-155
  9. Laura Lee Hall
    Pages 157-188
  10. Robert Mullan Cook-Deegan
    Pages 189-218
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 219-225

About this book


''Refreshing and informative....describe[s] the new complex research tools, directions and interpretations in a lucid and understandable fashion.'' --- Lancet, North American edition ''Beautifully crafted...The most significant contribution of this book involves its integration of areas that are not typically considered in genetic overviews.'' --- American Scientist, 1998 ''This book does an extraordinary job of making sense out of the many complex and controversial issues surrounding psychiatric genetics...It is worth the price.'' --- Journal of Genetic Counseling, Vol. 6, No. 3, 1997 This collection of essays clearly examines the complex nature of mental illness, focusing on the theory and state of the art of psychiatric genetics. This insightful volume is the first to present the diverse viewpoints of investigators, policy analysts, and psychiatric patients. Contributors explore the roles of genes in mental illness and describe various clinical, ethical, and social implications of psychiatric genetics. Additional discussions include trends in psychiatric genetic research, nature versus nurture in behavioral genetics, basic statistical principles of linkage analysis, and the many social domains relevant to psychiatric genetics.


ethics genes genetics mood disorder psychiatry

Editors and affiliations

  • Laura Lee Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.National Alliance for the Mentally IllArlingtonUSA

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