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When the Wall Comes Tumbling Down: Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases

William R. Clark

in In Defense of Self: How the Immune System Really Works

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336634
eISBN:
9780199868568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336634.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

AIDS provides an example of destruction of the adaptive immune system by an external agent, HIV. But immune function can also be disrupted by natural mutations in any of the hundreds of genes that ... More


The Future of Newborn Screening

Stefan Timmermans and Mara Buchbinder

in Saving Babies?: The Consequences of Newborn Genetic Screening

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924977
eISBN:
9780226924991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924991.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The book concludes by enumerating at least five contemporary omens that signal the possible futures of newborn screening. The first omen suggests a future in which screening for rare genetic ... More


Neuropsychological Assessment

Brigitte Vallabhajosula

in Murder in the Courtroom: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Violence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199995721
eISBN:
9780190221584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199995721.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Surveys focusing on the use of psychological tests in the forensic setting have confirmed the widespread use of objective tests and measures. A review of all currently available tests and measures is ... More


Assessment of Distress, Disorder, Impairment, and Need in the Population

William W. Eaton, Ramin Mojtabai, Elizabeth A. Stuart, Jeannie-Marie Sheppard Leoutsakos, and Jaana Myllyluoma

in Public Mental Health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190916602
eISBN:
9780190916640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916602.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the most important devices for assessing the prevalence of mental disorders, as well as assessing levels of distress, impairment, and need. A brief discussion of the history of ... More


Development of the perinatal mental health service in Kyushu Japan: Research and clinical perspective

Keiko Yoshida and Hiroshi Yamashita

in Perinatal Psychiatry: The legacy of Channi Kumar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199676859
eISBN:
9780191918346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199676859.003.0013
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Postnatal depression (PND) in Japan, despite a traditional support system for perinatal women and cultural differences, is no less common than in western countries. Our previous two studies, which ... More


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