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:: Volume 6, Issue 1 (Spring & Summer 2004) ::
J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2004, 6(1): 67-77 Back to browse issues page
An epidemiological study of psychiatric disorders in Golestan province, 2001
MR.Mohammadi (M.D) * 1, M.Rahgozar (M.Sc) , SA.Bagheri Yazdi (M.Sc) , B.Mesgarpour (M.D) , BA.Maleki (M.D) , SH.Hoseini (M.D) , Z.Safari (M.Sc) , F.Momeni (M.Sc)
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Background & Objective: The burden of psychiatric disorders in the developed countries has been identified by the screening questionnaires and standard clinical interviews at a high level, but the epidemiological studies of psychiatric disorders in our country are brief and their numbers are few. Providing essential mental health services to the people requires us to be knowledgeable about the present status of psychiatric disorders in the society. The objective of their research was to carry out the epidemiological study of the psychiatric disorders in the 18 years and above individuals in the urban and rural areas of Golestan province. Materials & Methods: 518 individuals selected through randomized clustered and systematic sampling methods from among the existing families of Golestan province and the schedule for affective disorders and Schizophrenia (SADS) questionnaires completed by the clinical psychologist. The diagnosis of the disorders was based on DSM-IV classification criteria. Results: The results of the study showed that the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in the province is 14.69%, which was 18.14% in the women, and 11.47% in the men. The mood and affective disorders respectively with 7.93 and 4.05% had the higher prevalence in the province. The prevalence of psychiatric disorders in this study was 0.97%, neuro-cognitive disorders 1.16% and dissociative disorders 0.58%. In the group anxiety disorders, panic disorder with 4.05% of had the higher prevalence and in the group of affective disorder, major depression, hypomanic and manic disorder with 1.93. Conclusion: This study showed that 7.53% of individuals that were studied suffered from at least one of the psychiatric disorders. The prevalence of psychiatric disorders in the province among the individuals in the age group of 41-55 years with 13.04%, separated or divorced individuals 50%, residents of urban areas 11.03%, illiterate individuals 12.75% and housewives 13.04% was more than other individuals in the sample. Being aware of this matter reveals the responsibility of the health policy makers and programmers, prevention, treatment and medical education more than before in relation to preparing application and executive plans in Golestan province for mental health.
Keywords: Epidemiology, Prevalence, Psychiatric disorders, Schedule for affective disorders and schizophrenia (SADS), Golestan province
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* Corresponding Author Address: Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences. mrmohammadi@yahoo.com


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MR.Mohammadi (M.D), M.Rahgozar (M.Sc), SA.Bagheri Yazdi (M.Sc), B.Mesgarpour (M.D), BA.Maleki (M.D), SH.Hoseini (M.D), et al . An epidemiological study of psychiatric disorders in Golestan province, 2001 . J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2004; 6 (1) :67-77
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