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ERIC Number: EJ838256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Brief Report: Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnant Teenagers
Mitsuhiro, Sandro Sendin; Chalem, Elisa; Barros, Marina Carvalho Moraes; Guinsburg, Ruth; Laranjeira, Ronaldo
Journal of Adolescence, v32 n3 p747-752 Jun 2009
Purpose: To evaluate the prevalence of ICD-10 psychiatric disorders in a population of pregnant teenage women from a Brazilian public hospital. Method: 1000 pregnant teenage women were evaluated using the Composite International Diagnostic Interview, a structured interview which establishes diagnoses according to the International Classification of Diseases. Results: 325 of the 1000 patients were found to have at least one psychiatric disorder; 33.2% of them had a second psychiatric diagnosis. The most prevalent disorders were depression (12.9%), post-traumatic stress disorder (10%), and tobacco dependence/harmful use (10.3%). The most prevalent co-morbidity was ICD-10 Affective Disorders versus Neurotic, Stress-related, and Somatoform Disorders. Substance-related disorders are significantly correlated with all of the ICD-10 psychiatric diagnoses but Psychotic Disorders. Conclusion: The prevalence of psychiatric disorders in this population is high, and one third of them had co-morbidities, a condition usually associated with a more serious course of illness. This finding has important implications for clinical management and prognosis, and demands preventive public policies. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil