Dominique Eich

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BACKGROUND The boundaries of bipolarity have been expanding over the past decade. Using a well characterized epidemiologic cohort, in this paper our objectives were: (1). to test the diagnostic criteria of DSM-IV hypomania, (2). to develop and validate criteria for the definition of softer expressions of bipolar-II (BP-II) disorder and hypomania, (3). to(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES (1) To describe the prevalence and prospective course of insomnia in a representative young-adult sample and (2) to describe the cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between insomnia and depression. DESIGN Longitudinal cohort study. SETTING Community of Zurich, Switzerland. PARTICIPANTS Representative stratified population(More)
To describe lifetime prevalence rates, course and comorbidity of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), obsessive-compulsive syndromes (OCS) and OC-symptoms (OC-sx) up to age 41. In the Zurich community cohort study 591 subjects were selected after screening at the age of 19 and studied prospectively by 6 interviews from 20 to 40; they represent 1599 subjects(More)
OBJECTIVE The Zurich study is a longitudinal study in psychiatric epidemiology that started in the late 1970s. The sixth interview in 1999 provides the basis to investigate and update the participation and drop-out patterns of the Zurich subjects. METHOD Aside from descriptive analyses, particular attention was paid to the Symptom Checklist 90-R(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Obesity has become a major health problem with increasing prevalence. Given the limited availability of effective treatment of weight problems, the identification of potentially modifiable risk factors may lead to preventive approaches to obesity. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that short sleep duration is associated(More)
The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence rate of exposure to potentially traumatic events (PTE) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a representative sample of the general population. A representative community–based cohort from the canton of Zurich, Switzerland was interviewed in 1993 and 1999 at the age of 34/35 and 40/41 years,(More)
OBJECTIVE Several factors influence whether individuals with affective disorders seek help. The Zurich cohort study provides an opportunity to explore patient-based factors without confounding with problems of access. This study aims to identify features which predict help-seeking behaviour in symptomatic individuals and to explore failure of help seeking(More)
Atypical depression (AD) exhibits distinct patterns of gender,bipolar–II disorder, genetic, and neuro–biological measures. Using prospective data from a community sample, this paper identifies criteria (and correlates) for an AD syndrome that maximizes the association with female sex and bipolar–II. The Zurich cohort study is composed of 591 subjects(More)
In general, suicide frequencies peak in spring and early summer and depict a low in autumn and winter months. Suicide seasonality is a ubiquitous phenomenon; however, recent studies have indicated that it is related particularly to violent suicide methods. We investigated differences in suicide seasonalities by suicide methods using Swiss mortality data.(More)
BACKGROUND In order to minimise retrospective recall in developing estimates of the prevalence of mental disorders in the general population, we conducted a prospective study of a cohort of youth from Zurich, Switzerland. METHOD A 20 year prospective study of a community-based cohort aged 19-20 from Zurich Switzerland. The sample was enriched by subjects(More)