Within the framework of developmental psychopathology the outcome of male former child and adolescent psychiatric patients at age 36 or 38 was studied in order to add to the limited knowledge in this field.
A total of 269 former child psychiatric patients of male sex and a control group of more than 2700 men, who were all born in 1952, were compared with regard to mortality, delinquency and adult psychiatric disorders.
The study was based on case-file data from assessments conducted with the child and adolescent psychiatric patients and on adults, derived from either federal registers (mortality, delinquency) or army health records and records of the psychiatric facilities of the canton.
The study is based on lifetime prevalence rates.
The two samples did not differ with regard to mortality rates.
Delinquency tended to be more prevalent and psychiatric disorders were significantly more prevalent among the former child psychiatric patients.
Close to 10% of the latter group showed major delinquency, one-quarter was psychiatrically disturbed and 30% displayed one of these two indicators or maladjustment at least once during the follow-up period.
A correspondence in pattern of varying between child and adult psychiatric spectrum disorders was observed. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Antécédent, Evolution, Long terme, Etude longitudinale, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Suisse, Europe, Mâle, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Antecedent, Evolution, Long term, Follow up study, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Mental health, Switzerland, Europe, Male, Child, Human, Adolescent
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0265701
Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 11/09/1998.