Astrid Chevalier

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BACKGROUND This study aims to examine diagnosis-specific sickness absence as a risk marker for all-cause mortality. METHODS Prospective occupational cohort (the GAZEL study). Medically certified sickness absence spells >7 days for 15 diagnostic categories, 1990-1992, were examined in relation to all-cause mortality, January 1993-February 2007. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The study sought to determine whether an organized health promotion intervention during medical consultations improves the outcome for patients who meet the ICD10 criteria for anxiety or depressive disorders. METHODS In 2001, physicians used the MINI to screen 9743 employees on sick leave and consulting physicians in 21 medical centres of a(More)
A study of the frequency of life events was conducted in a group of subjects selected from the general population over a period of 9 months. Four assessments were made, using an events questionnaire and the Psychiatric Symptom Index (PSI), at 3-monthly intervals. The results show a significant relationship (maintained over time) between PSI score and the(More)
BACKGROUND The study of the relationship between life events and mental illness has progressed considerably over the last 30 years. Practically all mental disorders have been explored using a variety of methods of variable value. The results are in favor of the existence of a temporal link between life events and illness. The part played by life events is(More)
The aim of the present study is to point out the most significant sociodemographic and medical parameters related to psychiatric diagnoses, such as registered at the Alfred-Binet Child Mental Health Center (Paris). Statistical analysis shows the specific tendencies of each diagnosis and their similarities. Some diagnoses are particularly associated to(More)
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