Gender and age-specific first incidence of DSM-III-R psychiatric disorders in the general population. Results from the Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence Study (NEMESIS).

@article{Bijl2002GenderAA,
  title={Gender and age-specific first incidence of DSM-III-R psychiatric disorders in the general population. Results from the Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence Study (NEMESIS).},
  author={Rob V. Bijl and R. E. de Graaf and Anneloes Ravelli and Filip Smit and Wilma A. M. Vollebergh},
  journal={Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={37 8},
  pages={372-9}
}
BACKGROUND Prospective studies in the general population are needed to identify risk factors for mental disorders. Samples of sufficient size are needed, but large-scale studies that assess the incidence of psychopathology are rare. AIMS The aim of this study was to investigate the 12-month first incidence rates (IR) by age and gender for 15 specified DSM-III-R disorders in the general population. Methods The study was based on a representative sample (N = 5618) of the Dutch population aged… CONTINUE READING

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