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Christchurch Psychiatric Epidemiology Study, Part I: Methodology and Lifetime Prevalence for Specific Psychiatric Disorders
In 1986 the Christchurch Psychiatric Epidemiology Study obtained interviews with a probability sample of 1498 adults aged 18 to 64 years. The Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS) was used to enableExpand
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Prevalence of three bulimia syndromes in the general population.
Prevalence of bulimia was estimated from a cross-sectional general population survey of 1498 adults, using the Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS) administered by trained lay interviewers. LifetimeExpand
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Christchurch Psychiatric Epidemiology Study, Part II: Six Month and other Period Prevalences of Specific Psychiatric Disorders
The Christchurch Psychiatric Epidemiology Study determined the occurrence (over 2 weeks, 1 month, 6 months, 12 months and life-time) of a number of specific DWDSM-III psychiatric diagnoses in theExpand
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Perceived barriers to care in St. Louis (USA) and Christchurch (NZ): reasons for not seeking professional help for psychological distress
This paper examines perceived barriers to mental health care reported in two very similar community surveys in two cities that are not only on opposite sides of the world but that differExpand
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Epidemiology of pain in New Zealand
&NA; Information on the prevalence of pain in the general population has relevance for the allocation of health services and for understanding of chronic pain. In 1986 a sample of 1498 adults wereExpand
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Bulimia comorbidity in the general population and in the clinic.
This study compares rates of comorbidity of lifetime psychiatric disorder in a clinical sample of women with bulimia, with general population base rates, and with rates of comorbidity among bulimicExpand
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Early access and help seeking: practice implications and new initiatives
Aim: Seeking appropriate help for early signs and symptoms of psychological distress can reduce the long‐term impact of many mental disorders. This article describes practice implications and newExpand
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The nature and prevalence of psychological problems in New Zealand primary healthcare: a report on Mental Health and General Practice Investigation (MaGPIe).
AIMS This paper describes the methods used in a study of the prevalence and types of common mental disorders among patients attending New Zealand general practices, and reports some key findings fromExpand
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Do patients want to disclose psychological problems to GPs?
BACKGROUND GPs are an accessible health care provider for most patients with mental disorders and are gatekeepers to specialist care. The extent to which patients consider their primary care team asExpand
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Frequency of consultations and general practitioner recognition of psychological symptoms.
  • J. Bushnell
  • Medicine
  • The British journal of general practice : the…
  • 1 November 2004
BACKGROUND General practitioners (GPs) are widely reported to 'miss' half of the psychological problems present in their patients. AIMS To describe the relationship between frequency ofExpand
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