Lucas Verhaegen

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Schizophrenia generates a great deal of cost and burden. The aim of this study was to assess the direct costs for schizophrenia patients receiving standard treatment in different settings in Belgium. Costs were calculated for patients and for the Belgian insurance system. Data from Belgium's largest sickness fund were used to estimate health expenditures(More)
This study concerns a population of 900 Belgian adolescents aged 16 to 21, i.e. 300 students, 300 workers and 300 unemployed. They accepted to answer a detailed questionnaire including a French version of the CES-D scale (Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression). The prevalence rates of depressive symptoms observed in Belgium are higher than those(More)
The association of employment status and depressive symptoms was assessed by means of the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression (CES-D) scale in a population of 898 male and female subjects aged 16 to 21. The unemployed subjects (N = 300) scored significantly higher on depressive symptoms than did the students (N = 300) or the employed workers (N =(More)
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