Ronny Bruffaerts

Summary

Affiliation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc Role of common mental and physical disorders in partial disability around the world
    Ronny Bruffaerts
    Universitair Psychiatrisch Centrum Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Campus Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Psychiatry 200:454-61. 2012
  2. pmc Health status of the advanced elderly in six European countries: results from a representative survey using EQ-5D and SF-12
    Hans Helmut Konig
    Department of Medical Sociology and Health Economics, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, Hamburg, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:143. 2010
  3. pmc Childhood adversities as risk factors for onset and persistence of suicidal behaviour
    Ronny Bruffaerts
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Psychiatry 197:20-7. 2010
  4. doi request reprint The individual and societal effects of non-psychotic serious mental disorders on earnings in Belgium
    Ronny Bruffaerts
    Department of Neurosciences, University Psychiatric Centre, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven UPC KUL, UZ Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Psychiatry 24:207-13. 2009
  5. pmc Treatment of suicidal people around the world
    Ronny Bruffaerts
    Universitair Psychiatrisch Centrum Katholieke Universiteit Leuven UPC KUL, University Hospitals Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Psychiatry 199:64-70. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Comorbid painful physical symptoms and anxiety: prevalence, work loss and help-seeking
    Koen Demyttenaere
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    J Affect Disord 109:264-72. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Clinical factors influencing the prescription of antidepressants and benzodiazepines: results from the European study of the epidemiology of mental disorders (ESEMeD)
    Koen Demyttenaere
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    J Affect Disord 110:84-93. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint The relation between body mass index, mental health, and functional disability: a European population perspective
    Ronny Bruffaerts
    Department of Neurosciences and Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Can J Psychiatry 53:679-88. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Lifetime risk and age-of-onset of mental disorders in the Belgian general population
    Anke Bonnewyn
    Dept of Neurosciences and Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:522-9. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Who visits the psychiatric emergency room for the first time?
    Ronny Bruffaerts
    Dept of Neurosciences and Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:580-6. 2006

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. pmc Role of common mental and physical disorders in partial disability around the world
    Ronny Bruffaerts
    Universitair Psychiatrisch Centrum Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Campus Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Psychiatry 200:454-61. 2012
    ..Mental and physical disorders are associated with total disability, but their effects on days with partial disability (i.e. the ability to perform some, but not full-role, functioning in daily life) are not well understood...
  2. pmc Health status of the advanced elderly in six European countries: results from a representative survey using EQ-5D and SF-12
    Hans Helmut Konig
    Department of Medical Sociology and Health Economics, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, Hamburg, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:143. 2010
    ..Due to demographic change, the advanced elderly represent the fastest growing population group in Europe. Health problems tend to be frequent and increasing with age within this cohort...
  3. pmc Childhood adversities as risk factors for onset and persistence of suicidal behaviour
    Ronny Bruffaerts
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Psychiatry 197:20-7. 2010
    ..Suicide is a leading cause of death worldwide, but the precise effect of childhood adversities as risk factors for the onset and persistence of suicidal behaviour (suicide ideation, plans and attempts) are not well understood...
  4. doi request reprint The individual and societal effects of non-psychotic serious mental disorders on earnings in Belgium
    Ronny Bruffaerts
    Department of Neurosciences, University Psychiatric Centre, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven UPC KUL, UZ Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Psychiatry 24:207-13. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study is to examine the association between non-psychotic serious mental disorders and earnings in the general population of Belgium on both the individual- and society-level...
  5. pmc Treatment of suicidal people around the world
    Ronny Bruffaerts
    Universitair Psychiatrisch Centrum Katholieke Universiteit Leuven UPC KUL, University Hospitals Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Psychiatry 199:64-70. 2011
    ..Suicide is a leading cause of death worldwide; however, little information is available about the treatment of suicidal people, or about barriers to treatment...
  6. doi request reprint Comorbid painful physical symptoms and anxiety: prevalence, work loss and help-seeking
    Koen Demyttenaere
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    J Affect Disord 109:264-72. 2008
    ..In addition, the impact of PPS on work loss days (WLDs) and help-seeking was examined...
  7. doi request reprint Clinical factors influencing the prescription of antidepressants and benzodiazepines: results from the European study of the epidemiology of mental disorders (ESEMeD)
    Koen Demyttenaere
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    J Affect Disord 110:84-93. 2008
    ..To examine factors associated with the use of antidepressants (AD) and benzodiazepines (BZD) in 6 European countries...
  8. ncbi request reprint The relation between body mass index, mental health, and functional disability: a European population perspective
    Ronny Bruffaerts
    Department of Neurosciences and Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Can J Psychiatry 53:679-88. 2008
    ..To examine the association between body mass, mental disorders, and functional disability in the general population of 6 European countries...
  9. ncbi request reprint Lifetime risk and age-of-onset of mental disorders in the Belgian general population
    Anke Bonnewyn
    Dept of Neurosciences and Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:522-9. 2007
    ..To estimate lifetime risk and age of onset of mental disorders in the adult general population of Belgium...
  10. ncbi request reprint Who visits the psychiatric emergency room for the first time?
    Ronny Bruffaerts
    Dept of Neurosciences and Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:580-6. 2006
    ..To examine patient and system characteristics of first-time ("incident") vs. recurrent ("recurrent") use of a psychiatric emergency room (PER)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Comorbid painful physical symptoms and depression: prevalence, work loss, and help seeking
    Koen Demyttenaere
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    J Affect Disord 92:185-93. 2006
    ..Finally, help seeking and delay in help seeking were explored...
  12. ncbi request reprint Mental disorders among persons with chronic back or neck pain: results from the World Mental Health Surveys
    Koen Demyttenaere
    Department of Neurosciences and Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Pain 129:332-42. 2007
    ..The association of mental disorders with back/neck pain showed a consistent pattern across both developed and developing countries...
  13. ncbi request reprint Delays in seeking treatment for mental disorders in the Belgian general population
    Ronny Bruffaerts
    Dept of Neurosciences and Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:937-44. 2007
    ..To provide data on rates and predictors of lifetime treatment for mental disorders in Belgium from the European Study on the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders (ESEMeD)...
  14. doi request reprint Emergency psychiatry in the 21st century: critical issues for the future
    Ronny Bruffaerts
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 15:276-8. 2008
    ..In this paper we aim to address some contemporary problems of emergency psychiatry, and then we try to outline some issues that may be of importance in the future of the psychiatric emergency room...
  15. ncbi request reprint Predicting community tenure in patients with recurrent utilization of a psychiatric emergency service
    Ronny Bruffaerts
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 27:269-74. 2005
    ..We investigated the differential effect of patient and health system characteristics on the CT of patients with a previous referral to a PER...
  16. ncbi request reprint Predicting aftercare in psychiatric emergencies
    Ronny Bruffaerts
    Dept of Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:829-34. 2005
    ..It is unknown to what extent there are differences in predicting follow-up after psychiatric emergency room (PER) visits when focusing on a broader scope of aftercare possibilities...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effects of patient and health-system characteristics on community tenure of discharged psychiatric inpatients
    Ronny Bruffaerts
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Psychiatr Serv 55:685-90. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify the differential effect of patient and health-system characteristics on length of stay in the community among recidivist psychiatric patients...
  18. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiology of late life depression]
    Anke Bonnewyn
    UZ Gasthuisberg, Leuven
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 37:122-3; discussion 123. 2006
  19. doi request reprint Dimensions in major depressive disorder and their relevance for treatment outcome
    Elske Vrieze
    Department of Psychiatry, University Psychiatric Center, Campus Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 155:35-41. 2014
    ..The first aim of this study was to find potential dimensions within a broad psychopathological assessment in depressed patients. Second, we aimed at examining how these dimensions predicted course in MDD...
  20. doi request reprint Attachment in old age: theoretical assumptions, empirical findings and implications for clinical practice
    Lies Van Assche
    Section of Old Age Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospitals Leuven, KUL, Belgium
    Clin Psychol Rev 33:67-81. 2013
    ..However, these conclusions need to be interpreted within the context of important methodological limitations, stressing the need for future research in this domain. Guidelines for future research are outlined...