From the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy (C.S., K.W.), University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg-Eilbek; and Institute of Neuroimmunology and Clinical MS Research and Department of Neurology (M.B., L.Y.W., S.M.G., C.H.), University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg; Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (K.W., C.O.), Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin; Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (H.J.G.), Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University, Greifswald; and Institute of Psychology (S.B.), Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany.
Address correspondence and reprint requests to Carsten Spitzer, MD, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg-Eilbek, Martinistr. 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany. E-mail: [email protected]
The Study of Health in Pomerania is part of the Community Medicine Research net of the University of Greifswald, Germany, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Grant nos. 01ZZ9603, 01ZZ0103, and 01ZZ0403), the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, and the Social Ministry of the Federal State of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. This work was also partly funded by the German Research Foundation (GR 1912/5-1).
Received for publication January 18, 2011; revision received October 11, 2011.