Multiaxial diagnostic ratings of inpatients at the Department of Psychiatry in Lund

This study is part of the collection Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Louise Brådvik - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Mats Berglund - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Description:

Between 1949 and 1969, a multiaxial diagnostic schedule was used to rate all inpatients at the Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Lund, Sweden. The ratings were made at discharge of the patients and were performed by senior psychiatrists with at least three years of training. The rating schedule was developed by Professor Erik Essen-Möller and consisted of one symptomatic or syndromatic part and one aetologic part. The interview consisted of questions about social situation, occupation, physical illness, current medication, course of depression, cause of onset and cause of recovery/remission, treatment, suicide attempts, childhood, alcohol, and so forth. Approximately 7000 individuals were rated with a follow-up on individuals with alcohol problems (n=1312) or the diagnosis severe depression/melancholia (n=1206). The follow-up included data from the patient-records and sometimes personal contact.

Subject area:

Responsible department/unit:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Louise Brådvik - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Mats Berglund - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0143

Purpose:

To rate all inpatients at the Department of Psychiatry in Lund according to a multiaxial rating schedule with a symptomatic, a syndromatic and an aetiological part.

Description:

Between 1949 and 1969, a multiaxial diagnostic schedule was used to rate all inpatients at the Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Lund, Sweden. The ratings were made at discharge of the patients and were performed by senior psychiatrists with at least three years of training. The rating schedule was developed by Professor Erik Essen-Möller and consisted of one symptomatic or syndromatic part and one aetologic part. The interview consisted of questions about social situation, occupation, physical illness, current medication, course of depression, cause of onset and cause of recovery/remission, treatment, suicide attempts, childhood, alcohol, and so forth. Approximately 7000 individuals were rated with a follow-up on individuals with alcohol problems (n=1312) or the diagnosis severe depression/melancholia (n=1206). The follow-up included data from the patient-records and sometimes personal contact.

Time period(s) investigated:

1949 — 1969

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Psychological measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1949 — 1969

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Population group

Unit of analysis:

Population:

All inpatients at the Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital in Lund, between 1949 and 1969.

Sampling procedure:

Non-probability

Subject area:

Contact person for questions about the data:

Louise Brådvik

Is part of collection at SND:

Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Publications

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Brådvik L, Berglund M. Risk factors for suicide in melancholia. A case-record evaluation of 89 suicides and their controls. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1993 May;87(5):306-11.

Crona L, Mossberg A, Brådvik L. Suicidal Career in Severe Depression among Long-Term Survivors: In a Followup after 37-53 Years Suicide Attempts Appeared to End Long before Depression. Depress Res Treat. 2013;2013:610245. doi: 10.1155/2013/610245. Epub 2013 Dec 23.
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Berglund M. Suicide in alcoholism. A prospective study of 88 suicides: I. The multidimensional diagnosis at first admission. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1984 Sep;41(9):888-91.

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Dataset EXT 0143-001

Individuals with alcohol problems

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

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Number of individuals/objects:

1312

Dataset EXT 0143-002

Individuals with the diagnosis severe depression/melancholia

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Text

Number of individuals/objects:

1206