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The somatic symptom scale-8 (SSS-8): a brief measure of somatic symptom burden.
IMPORTANCE Somatic symptoms are the core features of many medical diseases, and they are used to evaluate the severity and course of illness. The 8-item Somatic Symptom Scale (SSS-8) was recentlyExpand
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Age- and gender-specific prevalence and risk factors for depressive symptoms in the elderly: a population-based study.
OBJECTIVES Information on the prevalence and risk factors for depressive disorders in old age is of considerable interest for the assessment of future needs of the health care system. The aim of theExpand
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Adjustment disorders: prevalence in a representative nationwide survey in Germany
ObjectivesThis is the first study to estimate the prevalence of adjustment disorder (AjD) in the general population. A new conceptualisation of AjD as a stress response syndrome was applied, whichExpand
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Dimensional assessment of depressive severity in the elderly general population: psychometric evaluation of the PHQ-9 using Rasch Analysis.
BACKGROUND The depression module of the Patient Health questionnaire (PHQ-9) is a wide-spread self-report instrument for the assessment of depression with compelling psychometric characteristics whenExpand
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Alters- und geschlechtspezifische Neunormierung der Fragen zur Lebenszufriedenheit (FLZM) für die Altersspanne von 14 bis 64 Jahre
Zusammenfassung. Theoretischer Hintergrund: Der FLZM-Fragebogen (Fragen zur Lebenszufriedenheit) ist ein okonomisches, reliables Verfahren zur Erfassung der allgemeinen Lebenszufriedenheit.Expand
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[Identifying depression in the general population - a comparison of PHQ-9, PHQ-8 and PHQ-2].
OBJECTIVE To examine the comparability of depression as defined by PHQ-9, PHQ-8 and PHQ-2 in the German general population. METHODS The PHQ-9 was assessed in a representative sample (N = 2524).Expand
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Investigating the Dynamics of Suicidal Ideation: Preliminary Findings From a Study Using Ecological Momentary Assessments in Psychiatric Inpatients
Background: Although the fluctuating nature of suicidal ideation (SI) has been described previously, longitudinal studies investigating the dynamics of SI are scarce. Aim: To demonstrate theExpand
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Attitudes Towards (Psychotherapy) Groups: Results of a Survey in a Representative Sample
Abstract Based upon observations indicating decreasing attractiveness of groups within and outside the clinical field, the present study aimed to determine attitudes toward, and expectations of,Expand
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Dimensionality, psychometric properties and population-based norms of the German version of the Revised Acquired Capability for Suicide Scale (ACSS-FAD)
The aim of the present study was the validation of the Acquired Capability for Suicide Scale-Fearlessness about Death (ACSS-FAD) in a large population sample to further establish its reliability andExpand
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(In)stability of Capability for Suicide in Psychiatric Inpatients: Longitudinal Assessment Using Ecological Momentary Assessments.
OBJECTIVE The study examines the temporal stability of capability for suicide (i.e., its state-like component), because it has been recently discussed that capability for suicide may be subject toExpand
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