Jørgen Achton Nielsen

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This study reports on the findings from a WHO sponsored cross-national investigation of life events and schizophrenia. Data are presented from a series of 386 acutely ill schizophrenic patients selected from nine field research centers located in developing and developed countries (Aarhus, Denmark; Agra, India; Cali, Colombia; Chandigarh, India; Honolulu,(More)
Community psychiatry in Denmark has been criticized because of drop-outs of the patients with severe mental illness. In order to deal with these problems, the first Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) project in Denmark was started in the Tønder region on 1 May 2001. Before starting the clinical study, an epidemiological analysis of severe mental illness(More)
OBJECTIVE People with psychiatric diseases have a severely increased risk for physical morbidity and premature death from physical diseases. The aims of the study were to investigate the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), diabetes (DM) and obesity in schizophrenia and depression in three different geographical areas - Asia (Japan), Africa(More)
Census data from the Danish island of Samsø have provided information on all but 20% of the population. Fifty per cent of the population with past or present mental illness had been referred to the psychiatric service during the 18-year-period 1957--74; the proportion varied from 85% for patients with psychoses (100% for schizophrenic patients, and 90% for(More)