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  1. Psychiatric hospital care among children and adolescents in Finland : a nationwide register study.

    Article - En anglais

    This register study includes all patients under 18 years in Finland discharged from psychiatric inpatient treatment in 1990 (n=818) and 1993 (n=958).

    The prevalence of children and adolescents in the population who had previously been treated was about 7-8 per 10,000.

    The incidence of new cases of children and adolescents who had previously been inpatients within the last year was about 5-6 per 10,000 in this age group.

    The prevalence was lowest in the preschool group (about 1 : 10,000) and highest in the adolescent group (about 12-14 : 10,000).

    About two-thirds of inpatients were boys.

    Adjustment disorders (DSM-III-R) were the most common diagnosis both in 1990 and 1993 (about 30%). Mood and anxiety disorders were the second most frequent (19-23%) and disruptive behaviour disorders the third most frequent (13-15%) diagnostic category.

    The diagnostic profiles differed largely according to sex and age.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Utilisation, Service santé, Santé mentale, Hôpital psychiatrique, Finlande, Europe, Age, Sexe, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Use, Health service, Mental health, Psychiatric hospital, Finland, Europe, Age, Sex, Child, Human, Adolescent

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0188255

    Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 16/11/1999.