The natural course of DSM-IV somatoform disorders and syndromes among adolescents and young adults: a prospective-longitudinal community study.

@article{Lieb2002TheNC,
  title={The natural course of DSM-IV somatoform disorders and syndromes among adolescents and young adults: a prospective-longitudinal community study.},
  author={Roselind Lieb and Petra Zimmermann and Robert H. Friis and Michael Hoefler and Sven Tholen and Hans Ulrich Wittchen},
  journal={European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={321-31}
}
OBJECTIVE Although somatoform disorders are assumed to be chronic clinical conditions, epidemiological knowledge on their natural course based on representative samples is not available. METHOD Data come from a prospective epidemiologic study of adolescents and young adults in Munich, Germany. Respondents' diagnoses (N = 2548) at baseline and follow-up on average 42 months later are considered. The follow-up incidence, stability as well as selected baseline risk factors (sociodemographics… CONTINUE READING
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