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:: Volume 22, Issue 3 (10-2020) ::
J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2020, 22(3): 113-120 Back to browse issues page
Prevalence of psychiatric disorders among children and adolescents in Gorgan, north of Iran (2019)
Firoozeh Derakhshanpour1 , Mohammadreza Mohammadi2 , Hadi Zarafshan3 , Ameneh Ahmadi4 , Leila Kashani5 , Nilofar Bashiri6 , Siedeh Maryam Mosavi6 , Alia Lord6 , Azam Kabosi7 , Arezo Rezai6 , Fatemeh Safari6 , Seideh Maryam Hasheminasab * 8
1- Associate Professor, Golestan Psychiatric Research Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
2- Professor, Psychiatry and Psychology Research Center, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Psychology Research Center, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Master of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychology Research Center, Roozbeh hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5- Assistant Professor, Golestan Psychiatric Research Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
6- Master of Psychology, Golestan Province, Gorgan, Iran
7- Master of Psychology, Counseling Center of Expertise on Sexual Disorders of Pooyan, Golestan Province, Gorgan, Iran
8- Master of Psychology, MPH Epidemiology, Golestan Health Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran , hasheminasab1360@gmail.com
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Background and Objective: Behavioral disorders among children and adolescents are common and incapacitating which cause many problems for the families and the patient themselves and associated with high prevalence of negative social consequences. This study was done to evaluate the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among children and adolescents in Gorgon, north of Iran (2019).
Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was performed on 1025 children and adolescents aged 6-18 years in Gorgan, north of Iran (2019). Subjects were selected by Multistage Cluster Sampling. Digital version of K-SADS test was studied for 24 types of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. Sampling was done by trained psychologists, among general population and by referring to the house of people. Psychiatric disorders included mood disorders, behavioral disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, substance abuse disorders, and elimination disorders.
Results: The prevalence of psychiatric disorders among children and adolescents was 13.2%. This prevalence was 14.3 % and 12.1% in males and females, respectively. According to age groups, The prevalence of psychiatric disorders was common in 6 to 9 years olds with 17.8% which in comparison with other age groups was significant (P<0.05). Eliminatory disorder with 6.1% was the most common illness followed by behavior (6%), tension disorders (4.8%) and neurodevelopmental disorders (3.3%).
Conclusion: The prevalence of psychiatric disorders among children and adolescents in this area is in a median range compared to other domestic and overseas.
Keywords: Prevalence [MeSH], Psychiatry [MeSH], Mental Disorders [MeSH], Child [MeSH], Adolescent [MeSH]
Article ID: Vol22-45
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Derakhshanpour F, Mohammadi M, Zarafshan H, Ahmadi A, Kashani L, Bashiri N, et al . Prevalence of psychiatric disorders among children and adolescents in Gorgan, north of Iran (2019). J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2020; 22 (3) :113-120
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