Raffaela Bloeink

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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)
To describe consequences of the presence of a comorbid personality disorder (PD) in inpatients with a major depressive disorder (MDD) on variables connected to course and outcome of the unipolar affective illness, 117 inpatients with a major depressive episode were assessed at various times during inpatient treatment. Trait markers (including personality(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)
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)
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)
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 with nocturnal enuresis as young adults and to compare them with former patients without enuretic symptoms and with a comparison group from the general population. METHOD We used a 'catch-up' design. From a former child and adolescent psychiatric(More)
Acute and transient psychotic disorder (ATPD) is supposed to differ from schizophrenia, but little research has been done on the subject. In a prospective longitudinal case control study we compared all inpatients with ATPD (ICD-10 F23) treated at Halle University Hospital during a 5-year period with matched controls with "positive" schizophrenia (PS) and(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)