Hans-Juergen Rumpf

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AIMS For the first time, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5) introduces non-substance addictions as psychiatric diagnoses. The aims of this paper are to (i) present the main controversies surrounding the decision to include internet gaming disorder, but not internet addiction more globally, as a non-substance addiction in the(More)
Short screening questionnaires for mental health are useful tools for research and clinical practice, e.g. they could play a major role in detecting patients with psychiatric disorders in primary care. The present study tests the validity of the five-item Mental Health Inventory (MHI-5) screening test using DSM-IV Axis I diagnoses as a gold standard and(More)
OBJECTIVE Our goal was to analyze the retest reliability and validity of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) in a primary-care setting and recommend a cut-off value for the different alcohol-related diagnoses. METHOD Participants recruited from general practices (GPs) in two northern German cities received the AUDIT, which was embedded(More)
Most screening questionnaires are developed in clinical settings and there are few data on their performance in the general population. This study provides data on the area under the receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) curve, sensitivity, specificity, and internal consistency of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), the consumption(More)
This study is aimed at investigating the association between trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), smoking, and nicotine dependence. Data were collected in a representative population sample of 4075 adults aged 18 to 64 with the Composite International Diagnostic Interview. Findings show increased odds ratios (ORs) for smoking (OR: 1.28; 95% CI:(More)
BACKGROUND Prevalence studies of Internet addiction in the general population are rare. In addition, a lack of approved criteria hampers estimation of its occurrence. AIMS This study conducted a latent class analysis (LCA) in a large general population sample to estimate prevalence. METHODS A telephone survey was conducted based on a random digit(More)
Objective Inspite of the worldwide relevance of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), there is a substantial lack of data on comorbidity in OCD and subclinical OCD in the general population. Methods German versions of the DSM-IV adapted Composite International Diagnostic Interview were administered to a representative sample of 4075 persons aged 18–64 years,(More)
The aim of the present study was to analyze comorbid Axis I-disorders in a sample of individuals with at-risk, problem, and pathological gambling. A number of 164 adult gamblers derived from a random sample of 15,023 individuals were compared with a general population sample. The lifetime prevalence of any psychiatric disorder was 93.6% among pathological(More)
BACKGROUND The Fagerström test for nicotine dependence (FTND) has been widely used in clinical samples but seldom in population samples. Data are particularly lacking for a large range of ages. The goal was to describe the FTND sum score distribution in the adult population and to show potential variation according to the number of years of smoking. (More)
AIMS To estimate probabilities of alcohol high-risk drinking, alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence on grounds of smoking-behaviour related variables and single nicotine dependence criteria. DESIGN Cross-sectional population-based study. SETTING Adult population of a region in north Germany. PARTICIPANTS Cigarette smokers (n = 2437) among a random(More)