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
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0188255
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 16/11/1999.