From childhood to adult age: 18-year longitudinal results and prediction of the course of mental disorders in the community

@article{Fichter2009FromCT,
  title={From childhood to adult age: 18-year longitudinal results and prediction of the course of mental disorders in the community},
  author={Dipl.-Psych Prof. Manfred M. Fichter and Gabriele Kohlboeck and Norbert Quadflieg Dipl.-Psych and Anne Wyschkon Dipl.-Psych and Dipl.-Psych G{\"u}nter Esser},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={44},
  pages={792-803}
}
This prospective longitudinal study of a representative community sample of children and adolescents (N = 269) examined the long-term course and predictive power of psychiatric symptoms in childhood/adolescence for diagnostic outcome (ICD-10) 18 years later at adult age. At both cross-sectional assessments, baseline (1980–1984) and the 18-year follow-up (2001–2004), psychiatric symptoms were assessed using the ‘Standardized Psychiatric Interview’ (Goldberg et al. in Br J Prev Soc Med 24:18–23… CONTINUE READING

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