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Lifetime and 12-month prevalence of DSM-III-R psychiatric disorders in the United States. Results from the National Comorbidity Survey.
TLDR
The prevalence of psychiatric disorders is greater than previously thought to be the case, and morbidity is more highly concentrated than previously recognized in roughly one sixth of the population who have a history of three or more comorbid disorders.
Posttraumatic stress disorder in the National Comorbidity Survey.
TLDR
Progress in estimating age-at-onset distributions, cohort effects, and the conditional probabilities of PTSD from different types of trauma will require future epidemiologic studies to assess PTSD for all lifetime traumas rather than for only a small number of retrospectively reported "most serious" traumAs.
Risk of psychiatric disorders among individuals reporting same-sex sexual partners in the National Comorbidity Survey.
TLDR
Homosexual orientation, defined as having same-sex sexual partners, is associated with a general elevation of risk for anxiety, mood, and substance use disorders and for suicidal thoughts and plans.
Does marriage have positive effects on the psychological well-being of the individual?
TLDR
It is shown that in the present data, marital status is the most powerful predictor of the mental health variables considered and that it is the quality of a marriage and not marriage per se that links marriage to positive mental health.
Prevalence and correlates of drug use and dependence in the United States. Results from the National Comorbidity Survey.
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Use and dependence were found to be more common in cohorts born after World War II than those born before the end of the war and these, in turn, differed from the predictors of recent dependence among people with a lifetime history of dependence.
Living Alone, Social Integration, and Mental Health
TLDR
The results raise the posibility that socially integrated relationships which provide not only direct social rewards through reinforcement and increased meaning in life but also regulation of behavior through mechanisms of social constraint, obligation, and responsibility, may entail not only rewards but also costs.
The impact of physical attractiveness on achievement and psychological well-being.
Physical attractiveness has been linked to mental health, intelligence, ability and performance. Most of the studies on attractiveness have been experimental in nature and focused on perceptions of
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