A total of 546 children and adolescents, aged 5 to 15 years, who were admitted as in-patients to psychiatric hospitals throughout Denmark betweeen 1970 and 1973, were followed up with regard to later readmissions and mortality.
Approximately one-third of the sample had at least one readmission after the age of 18 years ; there was no significant difference between male and female subjects.
Probands with three selected diagnoses, namely childhood neurosis, conduct disorder and maladjustment reactions, did have a significantly greater general risk of readmission to psychiatric hospital in adulthood than the background population.
In total, 24 probands (22 male, and 2 female subjects) died during the study period.
Eight subjects had committed suicide.
The standard mortality rate was significantly increased.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Antécédent, Enfant, Homme, Hospitalisation, Hôpital psychiatrique, Evolution, Etude longitudinale, Long terme, Danemark, Europe, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Récidive
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Antecedent, Child, Human, Hospitalization, Psychiatric hospital, Evolution, Follow up study, Long term, Denmark, Europe, Mortality, Epidemiology, Relapse
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0124071
Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 21/05/1997.