The prevalence of culture-bound syndromes such as eating disorders in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe is unclear and comparative epidemiological studies are lacking. Before the political changes in 1989 we therefore investigated eating disorders, eating attitudes and psychological health in two Eastern European countries and in one Western… (More)
OBJECTIVES The following paper presents the results of a post-treatment examination on inpatients with personality disorders who received psychodynamic psychotherapy. The examination was carried out approximately 3.3 years after the patients were discharged. METHODS Of a group of 110 patients with personality disorders (ICD-10), 72 patients underwent… (More)
Youth and adolescence is one of great periods of upheaval during a human lifetime. Separation from parents and forming a stable individual identity are major themes. The present study outlines results relevant to this issue taken from three representative surveys of German population. The average results for various psycho-social parameters applying to… (More)
This study presents selected results from the poll of a representative cross-section of the German population during the Spring of 1996 was subjective data on health and illness investigated, inter alia. The majority of the questioned subjects stated good health with low impairment of their general condition by their general conditions by their health.… (More)
The contribution reports on the results of an epidemiological sociopsychiatric pilot study. Figures showing the attendance without appointment at a clinic in one district of Leipzig were used to obtain statistical data regarding morbidity (outpatient morbidity, age, sex and diagnosis distributions). Main attention was paid to the vocational situation of… (More)
Preliminary results obtained in epidemiological studies are reported. The data obtained shows extensive need for psychotherapy, with marked differences between urban and rural communities. Considerations on the present situation in psychotherapy are given and suggestions made for changes in the present system of treatment.