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Wednesday, October 10 • 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Symposium 28, Talk 3. "Symptom Expression of Depression and Anxiety in Daily Life: Results of the BeMIND Study"

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Lars Pieper1, John Venz1, Catharina Voss1, Katja Beesdo-Baum1; 1Behavioral Epidemiology, Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Mental problems and illnesses represent an enormous personal, social and societal burden, as they frequently emerge in late childhood/early adolescence and are often unrecognized or inadequately treated. So, for example, depression and anxiety can affect every area of life, including but not limited to health, physical activity, sleep, eating behaviors and social relationships. This contribution aims to describe (1) how DSM-5 depression and anxiety reflect in daily life mood and behaviour and (2) how different pattern of symptom expressions in daily life can predict future depression and anxiety episodes. Analyses base on data from the Dresden BeMIND study, an epidemiological cross-sectional and prospective-longitudinal study on the development of psychopathology. Among other assessments, a community sample of 1180 adolescents and young adults (age 14-21 years) from Dresden (Germany) completed a clinical diagnostic interview and took part in a four day ecological momentary assessment study including measures of current affective states (e.g. symptoms of depression and anxiety, energetic arousal, valence, calmness, positive/negative mood), social interactions, eating and sleeping behaviour and objective/subjective measures of physical activity. One year follow-up data on psychopathology is available from approximately 800 participants. Data show for example that depressive study-participants engaged more often in online social interactions and not in real life. Quality of social interactions decreased with depression severity. Depressed people were less physical active in their spare time. It will be discussed how the identification of symptom clusters can help to improve early recognition of mental disorders and lead to preventive action at an early stage.


Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:30pm - 3:50pm EDT
American Ballroom-South Westin Copley Place, fourth floor

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