Jørgen Achton Nielsen

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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)
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)
BACKGROUND Physical comorbidities and substance use are commonly reported in patients with mental disorders. AIM To examine somatic comorbidity in patients with substance use disorders (SUD) compared to patients with mental disorders but no SUD. METHODS Lifetime prevalence data on mental and physical health status were collected from inpatients in 12(More)
An analysis has been made of patients aged 15 + referred to the community psychiatric service in a Danish rural population during 18 years. The mean referral rate per year was 17.9 per 1,000. The majority of the patients (79 per cent) were referred to the clinic by the general practitioners, and it is stressed that a close and good co-operation between the(More)
Regulation of spermatogonial maintenance in the human testis is currently not well understood. One pathway suggested to be involved is activated by fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3), which is expressed in a subset of spermatogonia. FGFR3-activating mutations have been identified in spermatocytic seminoma, thought to originate from clonal expansion(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)
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