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  1. Monthly variation in the care-based incidence of psychopathology.

    Article - En anglais

    Monthly first-contact data from the Groningen Psychiatric Case Register were used to study seasonal variation in the care-based incidence of psychiatric morbidity.

    Both overall and diagnosis-specific rates for a 15-year period (1976-1990) were examined.

    Regression analysis of overall rates revealed significant monthly deviations from the linear trend.

    Inspection of diagnosis-specific rates showed that the monthly number of first contacts varied most in patients with relatively mild psychiatric problems such as neuroses.

    Seasonal variation is believed to be a consequence of both fluctuations in true psychiatric morbidity and'holiday effects'on supply of services and/or the inclination to ask for help.

    The relative influence of holiday effects is assumed to be inversely related to psychiatric severity.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Variation saisonnière, Admission hôpital, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Pays Bas, Europe, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Seasonal variation, Hospital admission, Incidence, Epidemiology, Netherlands, Europe, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0152161

    Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 21/07/1998.