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Journal:   HORMOZGAN MEDICAL JOURNAL   Winter 2004 , Volume 7 , Number 4; Page(s) 187 To 196.
 
Paper: 

EPIDEMIOLOGY OF PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS IN HORMOZGAN PROVINCE (2001)

 
 
Author(s):  MOHAMMADI M.R.*, RAHGOZAR MAHDI, BAGHERI YAZDI S.A., MESGARPOUR B., ZANDI A., VOSOUGH F.
 
* Department of Psychiatry, Medical School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Roozbeh Hospital Psychiatric research Center, Kargar Ave. 13185/1741 Tehran, Iran
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Burden of psychiatric disorders in developed countries has identified by 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. Planning for 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 this research was to carry out the epidemiological study of the psychiatric disorders in ?18 years old individuals in urban and rural areas of Hormozgan province.
Method & Material: This cross-sectional survey was carried out during 2001 calendar year and was a part of national epidemiological study of psychiatric disorders. 361 individuals were selected by a randomized systematic and clustered sampling method from the existing families of Hormozgan province. A schedule for affective disorders and schizophrenia (SADS) questionnaires was completed by the clinical psychologist for each individual. The diagnosis of the disorders was based on DSM-IV classification criteria. Data analysis was done by SPSS-10 statistical software.
Results: The results of the study showed that the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in the province is 25.77 percent, which was 24.31 percent in the women, and 8.95 percent in the men. The anxiety and mood disorders with 14.68 and 4.99 percent had the higher prevalence in the province. The prevalence of psychotic disorders in this study was 1.94 percent in the men. The anxiety and mood disorders with 14.68 and 4.99 percent had the higher prevalence in the province. The frequency of psychotic disorders in this study was 1.49 percent, neuro-cognitive disorders 2.22 percent and dissociative disorders 0.78 percent. In the group of mood disorders, major depression with 3.60 percent and in the group of anxiety disorders, panic disorder with 5.82 percent had the higher frequency.
Conclusion: Being aware of this matter reveals the responsibility of the province health policy makers for providing programs for mental health prevention, treatment and education of the people.

 
Keyword(s): EPIDEMIOLOGY, PREVALENCE, PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS, AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, PSYCHOTIC, SCHIZOPHRENIA
 
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