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The Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) series provides data on the prevalence of both treated and untreated psychiatric disorder in the English adult population (aged 16 and over. This survey is the third in a series and was conducted by the National Centre for Social Research in collaboration with the University of Leicester for the NHS Information Centre for health and social care.
The previous surveys were conducted in 1993 (16-64 year olds) and 2000 (16-74 year olds) by the Office for National Statistics, and covered England, Scotland and Wales.
Common mental disorders; Posttraumatic stress disorder; Suicidal thoughts, attempts and self-harm; Psychosis; Antisocial and borderline personality disorders; Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Eating disorder; Alcohol misuse and dependency; Drug use and dependency; Problem gambling; Psychiatric comorbidity
The survey used a robust stratified, multi-stage probability sample of households and assesses psychiatric disorder where possible to actual diagnostic criteria.
N.B. ALCOHOL CHAPTER: An error in the AUDIT scoring syntax used in the heavy drinking calculation in the Alcohol chapter of the 2007 survey has been identified during the final preparation of the 2014 publication. The 2007 data has been revised in the 2014 publication so that it is correct and is consistent with the 2000 and 2014 analyses. Further details of how the AUDIT and SADQ questionnaires were scored are provided in Appendix B of the 2014 publication.