Lifetime and 12-month prevalence of DSM-III-R psychiatric disorders in the United States. Results from the National Comorbidity Survey.

@article{Kessler1994LifetimeA1,
  title={Lifetime and 12-month prevalence of DSM-III-R psychiatric disorders in the United States. Results from the National Comorbidity Survey.},
  author={Ronald C Kessler and Katherine A. McGonagle and Shibei Zhao and Christopher B. Nelson and Michael Hughes and S K Eshleman and Hans-Ulrich Wittchen and Kenneth S. Kendler},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1994},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={8-19}
}
BACKGROUND This study presents estimates of lifetime and 12-month prevalence of 14 DSM-III-R psychiatric disorders from the National Comorbidity Survey, the first survey to administer a structured psychiatric interview to a national probability sample in the United States. METHODS The DSM-III-R psychiatric disorders among persons aged 15 to 54 years in the noninstitutionalized civilian population of the United States were assessed with data collected by lay interviewers using a revised… CONTINUE READING
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