The Evolutionary Epidemiology of Mania and Depression: A Theoretical and Empirical Interpretation of Mood Disorders

The Evolutionary Epidemiology of Mania and Depression: A Theoretical and Empirical Interpretation of Mood Disorders

By: Gerald A. Cory (author), Daniel R. Wilson (author), Farid Dalili (foreword_author)Hardback

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This book lays the essential groundwork for the sub-discipline of evolutionary epidemiology as a theoretical and empirical science. The authors present an elaborate yet elegant model of neuromental evolution that not only moves evolutionary psychology beyond its present in-attention to either brains or genes but also operationally defines the normal limits of human sociality.

About Author

Daniel R. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Professor of Anthropology at Creighton University. He received his M.D. from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. Gerald A. Cory, Jr., Ph.D. is Senior Fellow at San Jose State University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University.


Foreword by Farid Dalili; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART ONE - The Evolutionary Framework of Health and Normality; The Evolution of Human Sociality; The Normal Limits of Sociality; Normality, Psychopathology and Beyond; PART TWO - The Evolutionary Legacy of Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology; Classical Genetics of Mania and Depression; Population and Quantitative Genetics of Mania and Depression; Molecular Genetics of Mania and Depression; Evolutionary Epidemiology: The Sickle Cell Anemia Paradigm; Evolutionary Epidemiology: "Excess" Prevalence of Bipolar Disorder; PART THREE - Bipolar Disorder and Other Neuropsychiatric Syndromes; Toward an Evolutionary Anthropology of Bipolar "Disorder"; Game Theory and Bipolar Disorder; The Basic Sociobiology of Bipolar Neuromentality; Toward an Evolutionary Epidemiology of the Neurotransmission of Social Rank and Alliance; The Bipolar Spectrum and Neuropathologies of Talent; Evolutionary Epidemiology: A Brief Review of Other Neuropsychiatric Syndromes and Related Issues; PART FOUR - Conclusion; Conclusion: Between Optimism and Caution; Bibliography; Name Index; Subject Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773452091
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 412
  • ID: 9780773452091
  • ISBN10: 0773452095

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