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Beyond Nature and Nurture in Psychiatry
Genes, Environment and their Interplay



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ISBN 9780415373005
Published October 16, 2006 by CRC Press
256 Pages

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For much of the last century, the so-called nature-nuture debate polarised opinion about the aetiology of mental illness. But the extreme biological or environmental positions adopted in the past are not supported by the recent evidence. Based on lectures presented as part of the third European Foundation for Psychiatry at the Maudsley (EFPM) meeting, this book will show that genes and environment are both important, and may correlate or interact with one another.

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Biography

James MacCabe is MRC Special Training Fellow in Health of the Public Research, Division of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, London, United Kingdom.

Owen O’Daly is PhD Student at the Division of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, London, United Kingdom.

Robin Murray is Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, London, United Kingdom.

Peter McGuffin is Professor of Psychiatric Genetics and Director of the MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at the Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London, United Kingdom.

Padraig Wright is Honorary Consultant, Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK.