Methodological and conceptual problems in the study of mortality in psychiatry.

  title={Methodological and conceptual problems in the study of mortality in psychiatry.},
  author={Robert L. Martin},
  journal={Psychiatric developments},
  volume={3 4},
The study of mortality has a long tradition in Psychiatry. The specificity required to define risks associated with particular disorders and to monitor the effects of changing patterns of treatment necessitates rigorous attention to methodology. The strengths and limitations of particular study designs and how these must be considered when interpreting results are reviewed. Sampling of the study population involves deciding whether to define a group retrospectively or prospectively, the type of… CONTINUE READING

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