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BACKGROUND ICD-10 acute and transient psychotic disorder (ATPD; F23) and DSM-IV brief psychotic disorder (BPD; 298.8) are related diagnostic concepts, but little is known regarding the concordance of the two definitions. METHOD During a 5-year period all in-patients with ATPD were identified; DSM-IV diagnoses were also determined. We systematically(More)
OBJECTIVE We prospectively investigated a sample of 42 patients with acute and transient psychotic disorder (ATPD) as defined by the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10; F23) to determine the clinical and demographic features of this entity and its relationship to cycloid psychoses. METHODS During a 5-year period, all(More)
OBJECTIVE This study explores psychopathological aspects of acute and transient psychotic disorders (ATPD), a diagnostic category introduced with ICD-10, to elucidate its relationship with schizophrenia and schizoaffective psychoses. METHODS We recruited all consecutive inpatients fulfilling the ICD-10 criteria of ATPD (F23) during a 5-year period as well(More)
BACKGROUND Temperament is an important factor in affective illness. There is some indication that mixed episodes result from an admixture of inverse temperamental factors (e.g. depressive and/or anxious) to a manic syndrome. To test this hypothesis, which has been first formulated by Akiskal [Clin. Neuropharmacol. 15 (Suppl. 1A) (1992) 632-633], we compared(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the German version of the TEMPS-A questionnaire. Besides the reliability of the temperament scales, validity was the focus of interest. Therefore, the relationship between the TEMPS-A and the well-established personality questionnaire NEO-FFI, whose factors show theoretical(More)
Although both DSM-IV and ICD-10 define schizoaffective mixed states, they have not received much attention-neither in the clinical nor in research context. We present preliminary results of a prospective study of bipolar affective (n = 100) and bipolar schizoaffective (n = 177) patients. 25% of the bipolar affective and 32% of the bipolar schizoaffective(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to reassess former child and adolescent psychiatric patients as adults with regard to their further development. METHODS We used a 'catch-up' design. A former child and adolescent psychiatric patient cohort and controls (matched for sex and age) were assessed as adults with standardized instruments (Schedules for(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about acute and transient psychotic disorders (ATPD), a diagnostic category introduced with ICD-10. AIMS To determine the clinical and sociodemographic features, course and outcome of ICD-10 ATPD in a prospective and longitudinal study. METHOD We recruited all consecutive inpatients fulfilling the ICD-10 criteria of ATPD(More)
PURPOSE To analyze whether affective symptoms during psychiatric treatment in childhood or adolescence could predict the later development of depressive symptoms. METHOD We used a "catch-up" design. A cohort of former child and adolescent psychiatric patients was assessed in adulthood with standardized instruments according to the criteria of ICD-10(More)
OBJECTIVE Little is known concerning the frequency of disability payments due to depressive and bipolar affective disorders in Germany. METHOD 177 consecutive psychiatric in-patients were assessed with standardized interviews concerning diagnosis (SCID-I, DSM-IV) and illness history. To compare unipolar depressive and bipolar affective patients, a(More)