Lifetime and six-month prevalence of mental disorders in the Munich follow-up study

  title={Lifetime and six-month prevalence of mental disorders in the Munich follow-up study},
  author={Hans-Ulrich Wittchen and Cecilia Ahmoi Essau and Detlev von Zerssen and J{\"u}rgen-Christian Krieg and Michael Zaudig},
  journal={European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience},
The Lifetime and 6 month DSM-III prevalence rates of mental disorders from an adult general population sample of former West Germany are reported. The most frequent mental disorders (lifetime) from the Munich Follow-up Study were anxiety disorders (13.87%), followed by substance (13.51%) and affective (12.90%) disorders. Within anxiety disorders, simple and social phobia (8.01%) were the most common, followed by agoraphobia (5.47%) and panic disorder (2.39%). Females had about twice the rates… CONTINUE READING
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