Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 229 x 150 x 31 mm
"This volume describes a landmark study conducted on the life course of severe mental disorders. Aspects of the Iowa 500 study have been described in dozens of peer-reviewed papers, however, the essence of this very important and pioneering study are now included in one integrated and comprehensive volume. As such, it is a remarkable book, providing many unique and valuable insights into the life course and outcome of severe mental diseases. Equally important, Drs. Winokur and Tsuang should be warmly congratulated, since the book is clearly and concisely written and very readable. I recommend "The Natural History of Mania, Depression and Schizophrenia" highly to all students, clinicians, and researchers who are interested in severe psychiatric disorders."-- "Lewis Judd, M.D., Mary Gilman Marston Professor, Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, Former Director, National Institute of Mental Health"
"Using the power of the classical clinical approach and based on the landmark Iowa 500 study, Drs. Winokur and Tsuang--two of our leading naturalists--paint the definitive longitudinal portraits of the major psychiatric disorders. It is an historic achievement."-- "Hagop S. Akiskal, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the International Mood Clinic, University of California at San Diego"
"This is a landmark book. It summarizes a tremendous amount of data from the systematic, long-term follow-up of the Iowa 500 samples. George Winokur and Ming Tsuang began working on this study approximately 25 years ago, and it is a monument to their unflagging commitment, excellent judgment, and high standards concerning psychiatric investigation. The data are invaluable, but their discussion and critique are equally important. I can't imagine any psychiatrist who would not want to read this book or who would not gain greatly from doing so. I fully expect the book to win wide respect and even a prize or two."-- "Samuel B. Guze, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri"