Title: [Prevalence of pure and comorbid mental disorders in Belgium]
Authors: Bruffaerts, Ronny ×
Bonnewyn, A
Van Oyen, Herman
Demarest, St
Demyttenaere, Koen #
Issue Date: Dec-2003
Series Title: Revue médicale de Liège vol:58 issue:12 pages:741-50
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To describe the 12-month and lifetime prevalence rates of pure and comorbid mental disorders in Belgium. METHOD: A representative random sample of non-institutionalized inhabitants from Belgium aged 18 or older (N = 2419) was interviewed between April 2001 and June 2002. DSM-IV disorders were assessed by lay interviewers using a revised version of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI-2000). RESULTS: More than 27% reported a lifetime history of at least one mental disorder; one in nine reported the presence of a mental disorder in the past 12 months. Major depressive disorder (MDD) and alcohol abuse were the most common lifetime disorders; MDD and specific phobia were most common in the past 12 months. Psychiatric comorbidity was also a common condition. CONCLUSION: Psychiatric disorders in Belgium are frequent. More than two million Belgians have had a mental disorders at a certain moment in their life; more than 800,000 have had a mental disorder in the past 12 months.
ISSN: 0370-629X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Psychiatry
Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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