Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross

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Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Missed epidemics and missing links: international birth cohort trends in multiple sclerosis
    V Ajdacic-Gross
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Neurol 20:440-7. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Death has a preference for birthdays-an analysis of death time series
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann Epidemiol 22:603-6. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Risk factors for stuttering: a secondary analysis of a large data base
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich, Militärstr Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 260:279-86. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Seasonality in suicide--a review and search of new concepts for explaining the heterogeneous phenomena
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich, Department of Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Militarstr 8, 8004 Zurich, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 71:657-66. 2010
  5. pmc Adult versus adolescent onset of smoking: how are mood disorders and other risk factors involved?
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Psychiatric University Hospital, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Addiction 104:1411-9. 2009
  6. doi request reprint In-patient suicide--a 13-year assessment
    V Ajdacic-Gross
    Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 120:71-5. 2009
  7. pmc Methods of suicide: international suicide patterns derived from the WHO mortality database
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 86:726-32. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Suicide after bereavement: an overlooked problem
    V Ajdacic-Gross
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychol Med 38:673-6. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Are seasonalities in suicide dependent on suicide methods? A reappraisal
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Sumatrastr 30, CH 8006 Zurich, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 57:1173-81. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Age-period-cohort analysis of Swiss suicide data, 1881-2000
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Militarstrasse 8, 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:207-14. 2006

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Publications48

  1. doi request reprint Missed epidemics and missing links: international birth cohort trends in multiple sclerosis
    V Ajdacic-Gross
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Neurol 20:440-7. 2013
    ..This study examined the variability of birth cohort trends in international MS data by means of age-period-cohort (APC) analysis...
  2. doi request reprint Death has a preference for birthdays-an analysis of death time series
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann Epidemiol 22:603-6. 2012
    ..To examine the relation between the day of death and the day of birth. To determine whether the "death postponement" hypothesis or the "anniversary reaction" hypothesis is more appropriate...
  3. doi request reprint Risk factors for stuttering: a secondary analysis of a large data base
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich, Militärstr Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 260:279-86. 2010
    ..An extensive examination of young adults who were initially assessed in childhood might provide the most promising design...
  4. doi request reprint Seasonality in suicide--a review and search of new concepts for explaining the heterogeneous phenomena
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich, Department of Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Militarstr 8, 8004 Zurich, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 71:657-66. 2010
    ..Just as in the epidemiology of suicide methods, the (seasonal) availability and perceived adequacy of methods emerge as the major driving force beyond the seasonal phenomena in suicide...
  5. pmc Adult versus adolescent onset of smoking: how are mood disorders and other risk factors involved?
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Psychiatric University Hospital, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Addiction 104:1411-9. 2009
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  6. doi request reprint In-patient suicide--a 13-year assessment
    V Ajdacic-Gross
    Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 120:71-5. 2009
    ..To describe the suicide rates of psychiatric in-patients in the canton of Zurich for the period 1992-2004, and to determine putative risk factors...
  7. pmc Methods of suicide: international suicide patterns derived from the WHO mortality database
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 86:726-32. 2008
    ..Our knowledge of the methods used and their variation across countries and world regions is still limited. The aim of this study was to provide the first comprehensive overview of international patterns of suicide methods...
  8. doi request reprint Suicide after bereavement: an overlooked problem
    V Ajdacic-Gross
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychol Med 38:673-6. 2008
    ..To examine the effect of time on suicide after bereavement among widowed persons...
  9. ncbi request reprint Are seasonalities in suicide dependent on suicide methods? A reappraisal
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Sumatrastr 30, CH 8006 Zurich, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 57:1173-81. 2003
    ..Hence, the seasonality of the overall Swiss suicide frequencies is but a compound seasonality. It largely depends on specific suicide methods and different cyclical dynamics...
  10. ncbi request reprint Age-period-cohort analysis of Swiss suicide data, 1881-2000
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Militarstrasse 8, 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:207-14. 2006
    ..Birth cohort effects remain an intriguing topic in epidemiology of suicide. A better understanding of birth cohort effects might open new doors to suicide prevention...
  11. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of mental disorders in the Zurich Cohort Study: a twenty year prospective study
    Jules Angst
    Zurich University Psychiatric Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 14:68-76. 2005
    ..In order to minimise retrospective recall in developing estimates of the prevalence of mental disorders in the general population, we conducted a prospective study of a cohort of youth from Zurich, Switzerland...
  12. ncbi request reprint Seasonal associations between weather conditions and suicide--evidence against a classic hypothesis
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Epidemiol 165:561-9. 2007
    ..The results represent a novel minor effect in seasonality of suicide, which is hardly compatible with the hypothesized role of temperature in suicide seasonality...
  13. doi request reprint Smoking and psychiatric disorders: have subthreshold disorders been overlooked?
    Karin Landolt
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, University of Zurich, Militärstrasse 8 PO Box 1930, 8021 CH Zurich, Switzerland
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:516-20. 2010
    ..The present study illustrates the need for differentiating subthreshold psychiatric disorders in the analysis...
  14. pmc Diversity and change in suicide seasonality over 125 years
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    University Psychiatric Hospital Zurich, Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Militarstrasse 8, Postfach 1930, CH 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:967-72. 2005
    ..This work investigates the smoothing out of suicide seasonality in Switzerland between the late 19th and the end of the 20th century. It includes analyses by region and by suicide method...
  15. ncbi request reprint Reduction in the suicide rate during Advent--a time series analysis
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, P O Box 1930, CH 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychiatry Res 157:139-46. 2008
    ..It involves valuable challenges for suicide prevention such as timing of campaigns and enhancement of social networks...
  16. doi request reprint Sex differences in sub-clinical psychosis--results from a community study over 30 years
    Wulf Rossler
    Department of General and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, University of Zurich, Militarstrasse 8, 8004 Zurich, Switzerland
    Schizophr Res 139:176-82. 2012
    ..Possibly males and females have separate thresholds for certain symptoms because they are differently vulnerable or exposed to various risk factors...
  17. doi request reprint Risk factors at the low end of the psychosis continuum: much the same as at the upper end?
    Wulf Rossler
    Department of General and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychiatry Res 189:77-81. 2011
    ..If there are different pathways to psychosis characterized by specific symptom dimensions and risk factors, they mostly co-exist and interact at different symptom load levels...
  18. doi request reprint Sub-clinical psychosis symptoms in young adults are risk factors for subsequent common mental disorders
    Wulf Rossler
    Department of General and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, University of Zurich, Militarstrasse 8, 8004 Zurich, Switzerland
    Schizophr Res 131:18-23. 2011
    ..However, sub-clinical symptoms may not only indicate a specific risk but also suggest a more general, underlying psychopathology that predisposes one to various common mental disorders...
  19. ncbi request reprint Historical change of suicide seasonality in the canton of zurich, Switzerland
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 35:217-26. 2005
    ..The recent period does not show any suicide seasonality at all. The canton of Zurich seems to be ahead of the general trend found in other regions of Switzerland...
  20. ncbi request reprint Changing incidence of psychotic disorders among the young in Zurich
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Schizophr Res 95:9-18. 2007
    ..However, the rates in the youngest age groups showed a strong increase in the second half of the 1990's. The trend reversal among the youngest age groups coincides with the increased use of cannabis among young Swiss in the 1990's...
  21. doi request reprint The interrelation of needs and quality of life in first-episode schizophrenia
    Karin Landolt
    Department of General and Social Psychiatry, Zurich University Psychiatric Hospital, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 262:207-16. 2012
    ..This study suggests that when studying quality of life and needs for treatment, it is crucial to differentiate whether unmet needs disappeared or whether they were met, as the former has a stronger impact on quality of life...
  22. pmc Changing times: a longitudinal analysis of international firearm suicide data
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Public Health 96:1752-5. 2006
    ..Legislation and regulatory measures reducing the availability of firearms in private households can distinctly strengthen the prevention of firearm suicides...
  23. pmc Reappraisal of the interplay between psychosis and depression symptoms in the pathogenesis of psychotic syndromes: results from a twenty-year prospective community study
    Wulf Rossler
    Department of General and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 261:11-9. 2011
    ..It does not only directly influence subclinical nuclear schizophrenia symptoms but also the symptoms of depression...
  24. ncbi request reprint The use of complementary and alternative medicine in the general population: results from a longitudinal community study
    Wulf Rossler
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychol Med 37:73-84. 2007
    ..We have examined data from the Zurich Study to determine trends and predictors of CAM use in Switzerland...
  25. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of exposure to potentially traumatic events and PTSD. The Zurich Cohort Study
    Urs Hepp
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital, Culmannstrasse 8, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:151-8. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence rate of exposure to potentially traumatic events (PTE) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a representative sample of the general population...
  26. doi request reprint A new rating scale for adult ADHD based on the Symptom Checklist 90 (SCL-90-R)
    Dominique Eich
    Zurich University Psychiatric Hospital, Lenggstr 31, 8032, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 262:519-28. 2012
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  27. ncbi request reprint How ubiquitous are physical and psychological complaints in young and middle adulthood? A longitudinal perspective
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Militarstr 8, 8004, Zurich, Switzerland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:881-8. 2006
    ..To investigate continuity and change of self-reported physical and psychological complaints in young adults over a period of 20 years...
  28. ncbi request reprint Is depression a risk factor for heart complaints? Longitudinal aspects in the Zurich study
    Dominique Eich
    Department of Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Zurich University Psychiatric Hospital, Lenggstrasse 31, PO Box 1931, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 257:396-401. 2007
    ..The objective of this longitudinal study was to assess the association between major depression and heart complaints in a population of young and healthy adults...
  29. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of mental disorders and comorbidity in the Geneva Gay Men's Health Study
    Jen Wang
    Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, Hirschengraben 84, Zurich, Switzerland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:414-20. 2007
    ..Several large surveys have suggested high prevalence of psychiatric disorders among gay men and other men who have sex with men...
  30. doi request reprint Can protective factors moderate the detrimental effects of child maltreatment on personality functioning?
    Michael P Hengartner
    Zurich University Hospital of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Psychiatr Res 47:1180-6. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to examine whether, and if so, to what extent, education and coping strategies may reduce the detrimental effects of childhood maltreatment on personality functioning...
  31. pmc Attitudes to antipsychotic drugs and their side effects: a comparison between general practitioners and the general population
    Josef Helbling
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Psychiatry 6:42. 2006
    ..We aimed measuring general practitioners' attitudes to antipsychotic drugs and their adverse side effects and comparing these with the attitudes of the general population...
  32. ncbi request reprint Incidence of first-ever ischemic stroke in the Canton Basle-City, Switzerland: a population-based study 2002/2003
    Michal Gostynski
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Sumatrastrasse 30, 8006, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurol 253:86-91. 2006
    ..However, giving a major reduction in the age and gender specific stroke incidence over the past years our findings might-alternatively-mirror this favourable trend...
  33. doi request reprint Birth cohort effects in neurological diseases: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuroepidemiology 38:56-63. 2012
    ..This study applied APC analysis to selected neurological diseases: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's disease (PD) and multiple sclerosis (MS)...
  34. doi request reprint Interpersonal functioning deficits in association with DSM-IV personality disorder dimensions
    Michael P Hengartner
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Zurich University Hospital of Psychiatry, PO Box 1930, 8021, Zurich, Switzerland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 49:317-25. 2014
    ..Social deficits have rarely been studied in all PD dimensions to date...
  35. doi request reprint Occupational functioning and work impairment in association with personality disorder trait-scores
    Michael P Hengartner
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, University of Zurich, PO Box 1930, 8021, Zurich, Switzerland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 49:327-35. 2014
    ..Occupational functioning has rarely been examined in all ten DSM PDs...
  36. doi request reprint Cancer comortality patterns in schizophrenia and psychotic disorders: a new methodological approach for unique databases
    Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross
    Research Unit for Clinical and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 23:19-24. 2014
    ..The relatively low frequency of lung cancers is particularly paradoxical in view of the smoking habits of schizophrenia patients...
  37. doi request reprint Deconstructing sub-clinical psychosis into latent-state and trait variables over a 30-year time span
    Wulf Rossler
    Department of General and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Collegium Helveticum, a Joint Research Institute between the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland Electronic address
    Schizophr Res 150:197-204. 2013
    ..Our aim was to deconstruct the variance underlying the expression of sub-clinical psychosis symptoms into portions associated with latent time-dependent states and time-invariant traits...
  38. doi request reprint Precursors of cognitive impairments in psychotic disorders: a population-based study
    Mario Müller
    Centre for Disaster and Military Psychiatry, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 210:329-37. 2013
    ..Assessment of cognitive functioning should be taken into account in early detection of psychoses. ..
  39. ncbi request reprint Season of birth in valvular heart disease
    Daniela Bosshardt
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:246-52. 2005
    ..Despite the decline of rheumatic heart disease, risk factors causing season of birth effects remain relevant for congenital anomalies...
  40. doi request reprint Linking substance use with symptoms of subclinical psychosis in a community cohort over 30 years
    Wulf Rossler
    Department of General and Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Addiction 107:1174-84. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was to examine the temporal associations between substance use and subclinical psychosis symptoms...
  41. pmc Mental health literacy in an educational elite -- an online survey among university students
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 5:44. 2005
    ..The aims of this paper are to determine whether a sample of university students recognise different symptoms of depression and schizophrenia and to reveal factors influencing correct recognition...
  42. ncbi request reprint What about psychiatrists' attitude to mentally ill people?
    Christoph Lauber
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Militarstrasse 8, PO Box 1930, 8021 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Psychiatry 19:423-7. 2004
    ..Firstly, to assess and, secondly, to compare experts' and lay attitudes towards community psychiatry and the respective social distance towards mentally ill people...
  43. ncbi request reprint [Depression among the elderly in Switzerland]
    M Gostynski
    Institut für Sozial und Präventivmedizin der Universität Zürich, Switzerland
    Nervenarzt 73:851-60. 2002
    ..0-5.9%). The PRD increased substantially with age. After adjustment for other risk factors, multivariate logistic regression analysis confirmed the positive statistically significant association between age, gender, and depression...
  44. ncbi request reprint [Dementia, depression and activity of daily living as risk factors for falls in elderly patients]
    M Gostynski
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    Soz Praventivmed 46:123-30. 2001
    ..29, 95% CI 1.08-4.87) were under statistically significant higher risk of sustaining recurrent falls. CONCLUSIONS: The results of the present study confirm that dementia and depression substantially increase the risk of falling...
  45. ncbi request reprint Use of army weapons and private firearms for suicide and homicide in the region of Basel, Switzerland
    A Frei
    Luzerner Psychiatrie, Switzerland
    Crisis 27:140-6. 2006
    ..Because its defense system requires a militia to keep personal firearms at home, Switzerland has a high rate of households with a gun...
  46. ncbi request reprint Parsing the clinical phenotype of depression: the need to integrate brief depressive episodes
    J Angst
    Zurich University Psychiatric Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 115:221-8. 2007
    ..To expand the concept of recurrent brief depression (RBD) to brief depression (BD) and to test its clinical relevance...
  47. ncbi request reprint Which individuals with affective symptoms seek help? Results from the Zurich epidemiological study
    T Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, St George s Hospital Medical School, Jenner Wing, Cranmer Terrace, London SW1 0RE, UK
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 108:419-26. 2003
    ..This study aims to identify features which predict help-seeking behaviour in symptomatic individuals and to explore failure of help seeking in those who did not...
  48. ncbi request reprint Barriers to stroke thrombolysis in a geographically defined population
    S T Engelter
    Neurological Clinic and Stroke Unit, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Cerebrovasc Dis 23:211-5. 2007
    ..In a population-based approach, we assessed (1) the utilization rate of stroke thrombolysis in the community, and (2) the significance of the chosen stroke care provider as a potential barrier to thrombolysis...