Ronny Bruffaerts

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Affiliation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The associations between preexisting mental disorders and subsequent onset of chronic headaches: a worldwide epidemiologic perspective
    Ronny Bruffaerts
    Universitair Psychiatrisch Centrum Katholieke Universiteit Leuven UPC KUL, Leuven, Belgium Electronic address
    J Pain 16:42-52. 2015
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. doi request reprint The associations between preexisting mental disorders and subsequent onset of chronic headaches: a worldwide epidemiologic perspective
    Ronny Bruffaerts
    Universitair Psychiatrisch Centrum Katholieke Universiteit Leuven UPC KUL, Leuven, Belgium Electronic address
    J Pain 16:42-52. 2015
    ..This highlights the importance of assessing a broad range of mental disorders, not just depression, as specific risk factors for the subsequent onset of frequent or severe headaches...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  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. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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)...
  12. 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...
  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. 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...
  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. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. doi request reprint Proportion of patients without mental disorders being treated in mental health services worldwide
    Ronny Bruffaerts
    Ronny Bruffaerts, PhD, Universitair Psychiatrisch Centrum KULeuven UPC KUL, Leuven, Belgium Jose Posada Villa, MD, Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca University, Bogota, Colombia Ali Obaid Al Hamzawi, DM, FICMSAl Qadisia University College of Medicine, Diwania, Iraq Oye Gureje, MD, PhD, DSC, FRCPsych, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health, Neurosciences, and Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Department of Psychiatry, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria Yueqin Huang, MD, MPH, PhD, Institute of Mental Health, Key Laboratory of Ministry of Health, Peking University, Haidian, Beijing, China Chiyi Hu, MD, PhD, Shenzhen Institute of Mental Health and Shenzhen Kangning Hospital, Guangdong Province, PR China Evelyn J Bromet, PhD, Pennsylvania
    Br J Psychiatry 206:101-9. 2015
    ..Conclusions The vast majority of treatment in the WMH countries goes to patients with mental disorders or other problems expected to benefit from treatment. ..
  19. doi request reprint Are gender and life attitudes associated with the wish to die in older psychiatric and somatic inpatients? An explorative study
    Anke Bonnewyn
    University Psychiatric Centre, University of Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Int Psychogeriatr 26:1693-702. 2014
    ..The purpose of the study was to explore whether Purpose in Life as well as other life attitudes are associated with a death wish in older males and females...
  20. 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...
  21. doi request reprint The paediatric psychiatric emergency population in a university teaching hospital in Belgium (2003-2008)
    Pieter J V Cuypers
    Departments of aChild and Adolescent Psychiatry bNeurosciences, University Psychiatric Centre KU Leuven UPC KU Leuven cDepartment of Emergency Medicine, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 21:384-6. 2014
    ..5%) and suicidal ideation (17.8%). For about 1/4 of the patients, PES was the first ever mental health treatment contact. PES could serve as a place for early detection and intervention and as an entry point to mental health services. ..
  22. doi request reprint Reflections of older adults on the process preceding their suicide attempt: a qualitative approach
    Anke Bonnewyn
    a Department of Psychiatry, University Psychiatric Centre, Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Death Stud 38:612-8. 2014
    ..The findings suggest that the concurrence of these constructs precedes a suicide attempt in later life. ..
  23. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiology of late life depression]
    Anke Bonnewyn
    UZ Gasthuisberg, Leuven
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 37:122-3; discussion 123. 2006
  24. pmc 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...
  25. 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...