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Mental disorders are highly prevalent in Germany

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Q What is the prevalence of mental disorders and comorbidity in German adults, and what are their associated factors and treatment rates?


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Cross sectional study.

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113 communities across Germany; June 1998 to October 1999.

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4181 adults, aged 18–65 years, randomly drawn from population registries (113 randomly selected communities and 130 sampling units). People who were hospitalised for the entire recruitment period were excluded.

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The Mental Health Supplement (GHS-MHS) was a subsection of the German National Health Interview and Examination Survey (GHSCS) (n = 7124). Individuals who screened positive in a 12 item questionnaire in the core survey, and 50% of those screening negative, were contacted for a structured clinical interview. Participants were assessed for a wide range of DSM-IV disorders, their comorbidity and correlation with other factors. Data were weighted for …

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