PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS IN CHILDREN: PATTERN AND CORRELATES AMONG THOSE REPORTING TO A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

  • Malik Awais Amin Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Karachi Pakistan
  • Muhammad Kamran Combined Military Hospital Malir/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Shehzad Rauf Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Karachi Pakistan
  • Sumaira Bukhsh CMH Malir
  • Isbah Gul Armed Forces Institute of Mental Health/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Ahmed Shoaib Tabassum Combined Military Hospital Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
Keywords: Frequency, Children, International classification of diseases, Mental disorders

Abstract

Objective: To determine the pattern of psychiatric disorders among children reporting to the Psychiatry department Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Karachi.

Study Design: Comparative cross sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Psychiatry department Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Karachi, from Feb to Aug 2018.

Methodolgy: A total of 100 children, aged between 6-12 years of age, both male and female, meeting the selection criteria of the study, presenting to the Psychiatry department at Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, were enrolled for this study. Informed consent was taken from the parents. The consultant psychiatrist interviewed the patients and diagnosed any psychiatric disorders based on international classification of diseases version 10. The data was recorded on the study proforma.

Results: Out of a total of 100 children, 66 (66%) were male, while 34 (34%) were female. The mean age of the participating children was 8.66 + 1.97 years. The most common psychiatric disorder was attention deficit hyperactivity disorder 44 (44%), followed by depression 30 (30%). Other diagnoses included oppositional defiant disorder 12 (12%), conduct disorder 9 (9%) and separation anxiety disorder 5 (5%).

Conclusion: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and depression are amongst the quite prevalent psychiatric disorders, than that was considered earlier.

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Published
2021-06-30
How to Cite
Amin, M., Kamran, M., Rauf, S., Bukhsh, S., Gul, I., & Tabassum, A. (2021). PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS IN CHILDREN: PATTERN AND CORRELATES AMONG THOSE REPORTING TO A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL. PAFMJ, 71(3), 924-28. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v71i3.2527
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