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  1. Prevalence of psychiatric disorder in the general population : Results of the Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence Study (NEMESIS).

    Article - En anglais

    This article reports the initial results of a prospective study on the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in the Dutch population aged 18-64.

    The objectives and the design of the study are described elsewhere in this issue.

    A total of 7076 people were interviewed in person in 1996.

    The presence of the following disorders was determined by means of the CIDI : mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, schizophrenia and other non-affective psychoses, and substance use disorders.

    Psychiatric disorders were found to be quite common.

    Some 41.2% of the adult population under 65 had experienced at least one DSM-III-R disorder in their lifetime, among them 23.3% within the preceding year.

    No gender differences were found in overall morbidity.

    Depression, anxiety, and alcohol abuse and dependence were most prevalent, and there was a high degree of comorbidity between them.

    The prevalence rate encountered for schizophrenia was lower (0.4% lifetime) than generally presumed.

    A comparison with findings from other countries is made.

    Relevant determinants of psychiatric morbidity were analysed.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Prévalence, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Pays Bas, Europe, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Prevalence, Incidence, Epidemiology, Mental health, Netherlands, Europe, Human

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

    Cote : 99-0014445

    Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 31/05/1999.