Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross

Summary

Affiliation: University of Zurich
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  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. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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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  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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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  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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)...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. doi request reprint The generalized anxiety spectrum: prevalence, onset, course and outcome
    Jules Angst
    Zurich University Psychiatric Hospital, Lenggstrasse 31, P O Box 1931, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 259:37-45. 2009
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Are hypomanics the happier normals?
    Alex Gamma
    Zurich University Psychiatric Hospital, Lenggstrasse 31, CH 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Affect Disord 111:235-43. 2008
    ..Not much is known about hypomanic states in subjects free of major and minor depressive mood disorders. Our aim was to identify and characterise a group of such "pure" hypomanics in relation to a normal control group...
  32. ncbi request reprint Atypical depressive syndromes in varying definitions
    Jules Angst
    Zurich University Psychiatric Hospital, Lenggstrasse 31, PO Box 1931, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 256:44-54. 2006
    ..Using prospective data from a community sample, this paper identifies criteria (and correlates) for an AD syndrome that maximizes the association with female sex and bipolar-II...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. ncbi request reprint [Prevalence of dementia in the City of Zurich]
    Michal Gostynski
    Institut für Sozial und Präventivmedizin, Universitat Zurich
    Soz Praventivmed 47:330-5. 2002
    ..The purpose of the study was to estimate the prevalence rate of dementia (PRD) in relation to age, gender, and ApoE-genotype...
  38. ncbi request reprint Inconsistency in reporting potentially traumatic events
    Urs Hepp
    Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Zurich, Culmannstrasse 8, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Psychiatry 188:278-83. 2006
    ..Research on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) relies mainly on self-reports of exposure to trauma and its consequences...
  39. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of aphasia attributable to first ischemic stroke: incidence, severity, fluency, etiology, and thrombolysis
    Stefan T Engelter
    Stroke Unit, University Hospital Basle, Switzerland
    Stroke 37:1379-84. 2006
    ..In a geographically defined population, we assessed incidence and determinants of aphasia attributable to first-ever ischemic stroke (FEIS)...
  40. doi request reprint Specificity of bipolar spectrum conditions in the comorbidity of mood and substance use disorders: results from the Zurich cohort study
    Kathleen R Merikangas
    Section on Developmental Genetic Epidemiology, Intramural Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, 1A201 35 Convent Dr, MSC 3720, Bethesda, MD 20892 2670, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:47-52. 2008
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  41. 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...
  42. ncbi request reprint [Expert's and lay attitudes towards restrictions on mentally ill people]
    Heidi Zogg
    Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik Zürich, Forschungsgruppe Sozialpsychiatrie, Switzerland
    Psychiatr Prax 30:379-83. 2003
    ..Comparing experts' and lay opinions towards restrictions on mentally ill people...