The objectives of the community-based Early Developmental Stages of Psychopathology (EDSP) Study are described along with a detailed account of the overall design, special design features, sample characteristics and instruments used. The EDSP employed a prospective-longitudinal design to study substance use and other mental disorders in a representative population sample of 3,021 subjects aged 14–24 years (birth cohorts 1970–1981) at ‘baseline’ – the outset of the study. Two follow-up investigations were conducted after the baseline investigation covering an overall period of 3–4 years. Special design features are the linkage with a family supplement (EDSP-FS) as well as neurobiological laboratory studies of high-risk subjects.
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European Addiction Research (Special Topic Section: Craving and Anticraving)
Vol. 6, No. 4, Year 2000 (Cover Date: December 2000)
Journal Editor: M. Krausz, Hamburg; A. Uchtenhagen, Zurich
ISSN: 1022–6877 (print), 1421–9891 (Online)
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Published online: 12/20/2000
Issue release date: December 2000
Number of Print Pages: 13
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 4
ISSN: 1022-6877 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9891 (Online)
For additional information: http://www.karger.com/EAR
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