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See detailHoge prevalentie van mentale stoornissen in de eerste lijn. Resultaten van een cross-sectioneel onderzoek.
Ansseau, Marc ULiege; Dierick, M.; Buntinx, F. et al

in Huisarts Nu (2006), 35

Objective: To deternine the prevalence of common mental disorders in an adult primary care population. Design: Cross-sectional survey in randomly selected subjects, using the PRIME-MD questionnaire ... [more ▼]

Objective: To deternine the prevalence of common mental disorders in an adult primary care population. Design: Cross-sectional survey in randomly selected subjects, using the PRIME-MD questionnaire. Setting: Eighty-six general practices in Belgium. Subjects: A total of 2316 randomly selected patients, aged 18 years or older and consulting their general practitioner for other than administrative reasons alone, with slightly more women (58.1%) than men (41.3%). Main outcome result: Prevalence rates of mental disorders most commonly seen in primary care practice (mood, anxiety, somatoform, eating and alcohol disorders). Methods: To facilitate data collection and processing, the entire PRIME-MD questionnaire was programmed on a handheld computer. Patient answers and physician assessments were immediately electronically recorded during the interview. All investigators were trained on the use of the PRIME-MD. The recruitment period lasted 6 weeks: from 15 February to 25 March 1999, and patients were randomly selected for the interview based on a computerized procedure. Results: Although onky 5.4% of all patients consulted for a psychiatric reason, a threshold/subthreshold psychiatric disorder was detected in 42.5% of all patients. Most commonly detected disorders were mood disorders in 31.0% (major depressive disorder, 13.9% and dysthymia, 12.6%), anxiety disorders in 19.0% (generalized anxiety disorder, 10.3%), somatoform disorders in 18.0% and probable alcohol abuse/dependence in 10.1%. The results also showed the important rate of comorbidity between these disorders. Conclusion: The present study confirms the high prevalence of mental disorders in a general practice setting, and their frequent association. Prevalence rates of our study are even higher than those obtained in previously conducted trials. Our study also demonstrates the utility of the PRIME-MD as a screening tool for mental disorders in primary care. Inaddition the use of the handheld computer software version of the PRIME-MD allowed us to screen for ental disorders inpatients who are unable to attend the GP office and are seen during ‘hotne’ visits. [less ▲]

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See detailHigh prevalence of mental disorders in primary care
Ansseau, Marc ULiege; Dierick, M.; Buntinkx, F. et al

in Journal of Affective Disorders (2004), 78(1), 49-55

OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of common mental disorders in an adult primary care population. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey in randomly selected subjects, using the PRIME-MD questionnaire ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of common mental disorders in an adult primary care population. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey in randomly selected subjects, using the PRIME-MD questionnaire. SETTING: Eighty-six general practices in Belgium. SUBJECTS: A total of 2316 randomly selected patients, aged 18 years or older and consulting their general practitioner for other than administrative reasons alone, with slightly more women (58.1%) than men (41.3%). MAIN OUTCOME RESULT: Prevalence rates of mental disorders most commonly seen in primary care practice (mood, anxiety, somatoform, eating and alcohol disorders). METHODS: To facilitate data collection and processing, the entire PRIME-MD questionnaire was programmed on a handheld computer. Patient answers and physician assessments were immediately electronically recorded during the interview. All investigators were trained on the use of the PRIME-MD. The recruitment period lasted 6 weeks: from 15 February to 25 March 1999, and patients were randomly selected for the interview based on a computerized procedure. RESULTS: Although only 5.4% of all patients consulted for a psychiatric reason, a threshold/subthreshold psychiatric disorder was detected in 42.5% of all patients. Most commonly detected disorders were mood disorders in 31.0% (major depressive disorder, 13.9% and dysthymia, 12.6%), anxiety disorders in 19.0% (generalized anxiety disorder, 10.3%), somatoform disorders in 18.0% and probable alcohol abuse/dependence in 10.1%. The results also showed the important rate of comorbidity between these disorders. CONCLUSION: The present study confirms the high prevalence of mental disorders in a general practice setting, and their frequent association. Prevalence rates of our study are even higher than those obtained in previously conducted trials. Our study also demonstrates the utility of the PRIME-MD as a screening tool for mental disorders in primary care. In addition the use of the handheld computer software version of the PRIME-MD allowed us to screen for mental disorders in patients who are unable to attend the GP office and are seen during 'home' visits. [less ▲]

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See detailGeneralized anxiety and major depression in a Belgian primary care setting, influence by socio-economic factors. The GADIS II study
Mignon, A.; Fischler, B.; Ansseau, Marc ULiege et al

in European Neuropsychopharmacology (2003), 13(Suppl. 4), 368

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See detailAn open multicentre study to evaluate the efficacy and tolerance of fluoxetine 20 mg in depressed ambulatory patients.
Mesters, P.; ANSSEAU, Marc ULiege; Brasseur, R. et al

in Acta Psychiatrica Belgica (1992), 92(4), 232-245

In this study, 544 out-patients suffering from depressive disorders were enrolled in 6 weeks open study with fluoxetine 20 mg. A statistically significant decrease of the Hamilton Rating Scale for ... [more ▼]

In this study, 544 out-patients suffering from depressive disorders were enrolled in 6 weeks open study with fluoxetine 20 mg. A statistically significant decrease of the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRS-D) score is observed during treatment. All individual item HRS-D scores and in particular suicidal ideation, sleep disturbances and anxiety showed the same improvement. Side-effects were carefully recorded and presented a lower incidence rate than in other studies. New issues in methodology management concerning ambulatory studies are discussed. [less ▲]

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