Research in Psychiatry

Issues, Strategies, and Methods

  • L. K. George Hsu
  • Michel Hersen

Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. General Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Hussain Tuma, Al K. DeRoy, David J. Kupfer
      Pages 3-55
    3. William J. Winslade, John W. Douard
      Pages 57-70
  3. Research Design Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Michel Hersen
      Pages 73-105
    3. Ming T. Tsuang, Chung-Cheng Hsieh, Jerome A. Fleming
      Pages 107-132
    4. Gerald Goldstein
      Pages 133-148
    5. Joel B. Greenhouse, Brian W. Junker
      Pages 149-172
  4. Assessment Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Wendy Reich
      Pages 175-194
    3. Rolf G. Jacob, Carolyn Brodbeck, Duncan B. Clark
      Pages 195-233
    4. Stephen D. Samuelson, George Winokur
      Pages 235-263
  5. Research Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. James W. Thompson
      Pages 267-292
    3. Nancy L. Day
      Pages 293-308
    4. Silvia S. Gratz, George M. Simpson
      Pages 309-329
    5. Jacques P. Barber, Lester B. Luborsky
      Pages 331-357
    6. Donald W. Goodwin
      Pages 359-372
    7. Kent F. Burnett, Gail H. Ironson, C. Barr Taylor
      Pages 373-413
  6. Special Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. Dennis P. Cantwell
      Pages 417-425
    3. David A. Loewenstein, Carl Eisdorfer
      Pages 427-443
    4. Shirley M. Glynn
      Pages 445-460
  7. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 461-461
    2. Mark D. Sullivan, Gary J. Tucker
      Pages 463-476
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 477-481

About this book


This multiauthored textbook is directed to the psychiatric resident and other professionals who are interested in the issues, strategies, and methods of psychiatric research. Although the field of psychiatry has not attained the scientific rigor and clinical sophistication of some of its sister disciplines in the medical arena, considerable progress has been made in the last decade or two, and a full understanding of the types of articles that now appear in such publications as the American Journal of Psychiatry, the Archives of General Psychi­ atry, and the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry requires a fair amount of knowledge about research design and strategy. Whereas articles in psychiatric journals 20 years ago dealt mainly with psycho­ dynamic topics and utilized nonexperimental observations, today their counter­ parts are concerned mostly with psychobiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment, and employ scientific experimental designs. The trend of applying scientific methodology to research in psychiatry is increasing and undoubtedly will continue to do so in the future.


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Editors and affiliations

  • L. K. George Hsu
    • 1
  • Michel Hersen
    • 2
  1. 1.Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Center for Psychological StudiesNova UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA

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