Roland Simon

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AIMS To provide 12-month prevalence and disability burden estimates of a broad range of mental and neurological disorders in the European Union (EU) and to compare these findings to previous estimates. Referring to our previous 2005 review, improved up-to-date data for the enlarged EU on a broader range of disorders than previously covered are needed for(More)
A cross-sectional study of 120 male workers was conducted to determine the prevalence of increased polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) absorption as well as the presence of potentially related clinical and metabolic abnormalities. Three exposure categories ("exposed", "nominally exposed", "nonexposed") were defined. Complete work histories, clinical histories,(More)
The authors propose a prototype for the development of anorexia nervosa on the basis of a series of clinical interviews with 11 women with this disorder. Grounded Theory analysis of the narrative data-generated themes suggested the following prototype: Women with the personality characteristics of compliance and perfectionism who are encouraged by families(More)
When prognostic indexes have been tested in a second population, they have often performed less well. Since this is believed to be inevitable, methodologic differences that may explain the discrepancies have been overlooked. Data from a prospective study of 232 patients undergoing noncardiac surgery were used to examine the effect of methodologic(More)
BACKGROUND The spectrum of disorders of the brain is large, covering hundreds of disorders that are listed in either the mental or neurological disorder chapters of the established international diagnostic classification systems. These disorders have a high prevalence as well as short- and long-term impairments and disabilities. Therefore they are an(More)
BACKGROUND The availability of new psychoactive substances (NPS) in Europe has rapidly increased over the last decade. Although prevalence levels of NPS use remain low in the general European population, there are serious concerns associated with more problematic forms of use and harms in particular populations and settings. It has thus become a priority to(More)
AIM A central task for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) is to produce an annual report of the latest data available on drug demand and drug supply in Europe. This paper is intended to facilitate a better understanding of, and easier access to, the main quantitative European level data sets available in 2015. METHODS The(More)
BACKGROUND Supervised injectable heroin (SIH) treatment has emerged over the past 15 years as an intensive treatment for entrenched heroin users who have not responded to standard treatments such as oral methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) or residential rehabilitation. AIMS To synthesise published findings for treatment with SIH for refractory(More)