This is a cross-sectional community study conducted to assess the one-year prevalence of psychotropic use in the city of Sao Paulo.
A representative stratified sample of the city was drawn from three sub-districts selected on the basis of their health indicators (Ramos & Goihman, 1989).
The probability of a psychiatric disorder was estimated by means of the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Questionnaire (QMPA) developed by Santana (1982).
The total sample comprised 1742 subjects:
11.7% of males and 24.6% of females were probable cases in the QMPA, at the cut-off point 7/8. The overall psychotropic consumption was 101-6 persons/1000 inhabitants.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Psychotrope, Antidépresseur, Neuroleptique, Hypnotique, Tranquillisant, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Enquête, Environnement social, Statut social, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Homme, Brésil, Amérique du Sud, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Psychotropic, Antidepressant agent, Neuroleptic, Hypnotic, Tranquillizer, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Inquiry, Social environment, Social status, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Human, Brazil, South America, America
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