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DEGS1 mental health module

Mental health and mental disorders

Contact persons: Dr. Ulfert Hapke, Dr. Markus Busch

In this supplementary examination to the first wave of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults (DEGS1, 2008-2011), the test persons were asked about mental health disorders, issues, stress and symptoms using an internationally recognised interview. 

The examination also includes questions on medical and psychotherapy healthcare services. This allows the scale of the burden of illness, the relationship between physical illnesses and mental health symptoms, and the essential healthcare-related aspects to be investigated.

Duration: September 2009 – April 2012

Data source: DEGS 1

Project type: Research project

Commissioned / fincanced by: Federal Ministry of Health and German Society for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics

Cooperation partners: Technische Universität Dresden (Prof. Wittchen, Prof. Jacobi), Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (Prof. Gäbel, PD. Dr. Zielasek), University Bonn (Prof. Dr. Maier, Prof. Dr. Wagner)

Date: 16.10.2014