Kerstin Damström-Thakker

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Mental health problems are common in the general population. The aim of this study was to investigate differences in frequencies of self-reported psychiatric symptoms, harmful alcohol use and healthcare contacts, in an urban and a rural area in Sweden. Two samples of 10,441 (urban site) and 3538 (rural site) subjects, aged 20-64, responded to a(More)
BACKGROUND Inpatient care for alcohol intoxication is increasing in Sweden, especially among young women. Since it is well known that alcohol disorder is a chronic relapsing illness, this study examines the extent to which people return for more care. METHOD All inpatients with alcohol-related diagnoses in Stockholm County during 1997 were followed(More)
BACKGROUND The Swedish National Alcohol Helpline was developed with the intention to provide an easily available, low threshold service to hazardous and harmful alcohol users in the community. The primary aim of this study was to describe the 12-month outcome of a cohort of clients and to evaluate whether these varied as a function of the intensity of(More)
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