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Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology

The International Journal for Research in Social and Genetic Epidemiology and Mental Health Services

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13.02.2019 | Original Paper

Social support network and continuity of care: an ego-network study of psychiatric service users

Over several decades, the organisation of care for severely mentally ill people [ 1 , 2 ] has shifted from a system based on long-term hospital care to a set of services in the community. This has had many positive consequences for users [ 3 – 5 ] …

13.02.2019 | Original Paper Open Access

Recognising autism: a latent transition analysis of parental reports of child autistic spectrum disorder ‘red flag’ traits before and after age 3

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulties in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviours [ 1 ]. It is commonly described as a childhood disorder, as symptoms often first …

13.02.2019 | Original Paper Open Access

Major depression and household food insecurity among individuals with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in South Africa

Despite the political advances in South Africa since the transition to democracy, there has been little progress in addressing household food insecurity (21.3% in 2017 versus 21.2% in 2011 [ 1 ]). Food security, defined as access by all people at …

12.02.2019 | Original Paper

The influence of parental offending on the continuity and discontinuity of children’s internalizing and externalizing difficulties from early to middle childhood

The offspring of parents who engage in criminal or antisocial behaviour are at a greater risk of engaging in similar behaviours themselves [ 1 – 5 ]. Some evidence also suggests that these children are at risk of a broader range of developmental …

11.02.2019 | Original Paper Open Access

Psychiatric comorbidity as a risk factor for the mortality of people with bulimia nervosa

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Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology is intended to provide a medium for the prompt publication of scientific contributions concerned with all aspects of the epidemiology of psychiatric disorders - social, biological and genetic.

In addition, the journal has a particular focus on the effects of social conditions upon behaviour and the relationship between psychiatric disorders and the social environment. Contributions may be of a clinical nature provided they relate to social issues, or they may deal with specialised investigations in the fields of social psychology, sociology, anthropology, epidemiology, health service research, health economies or public mental health.

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