Prevalence of common mental disorders in general practice attendees across Europe
. (2008) Prevalence of common mental disorders in general practice attendees across Europe. British Journal of Psychiatry, Vol.192 (No.5). pp. 362-367. ISSN 0007-1250 Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.107.039966
There is evidence that the prevalence of common mental disorders varies across Europe.
To compare prevalence of common mental disorders in general practice attendees in six European countries.
Unselected attendees to general practices in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Estonia and The Netherlands were assessed for major depression, panic syndrome and other anxiety syndrome. Prevalence of DSM-lV major depression, other anxiety syndrome and panic syndrome was compared between the UK and other countries after taking account of differences in demographic factors and practice consultation rates.
Results Prevalence was estimated in 2344 men and 4865 women. The highest prevalence for all disorders occurred in the UK and Spain, and lowest in Slovenia and The Netherlands. Men aged 30-50 and women aged 18-30 had the highest prevalence of major depression; men aged 40-60 had the highest prevalence of anxiety, and men and women aged 40-50 had the highest prevalence of panic syndrome. Demographic factors accounted for the variance between the UK and Spain but otherwise had little impact on the significance of observed country differences.
These results add to the evidence for real differences between European countries in prevalence of psychological disorders and show that the burden of care on general practitioners varies markedly between countries.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Mental illness -- Europe -- Statistics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Psychiatry|
|Publisher:||Royal College of Psychiatrists|
|Official Date:||May 2008|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 362-367|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||European Commission (EC), Estonian Science Foundation (ETF), Slovenian Ministry for Research, Spain. Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo, Spanish Primary Care Collaborative Research Network (REDIAPP), Salud Mental, Servicios y Atención Primaria de Málaga (SAMSERAP), Great Britain. National Health Service. Research and Development Office|
|Grant number:||PREDICTQL4-CT2002-00683 (EC), 5696 (ETF), 4369-1027 (SMR), PI041980 (MSC), PI041771 (MSC), PI042450 (MSC), ISCIII-RETIC RD06/0018 (REDIAPP)|
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