Volume 2, Issue 4 (Spring 1996)                   IJPCP 1996, 2(4): 19-27 | Back to browse issues page

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Palahang H, Nasr M, Brahani M N, . Shahmohammadi D. Epidemiology of Mental Illnesses in Kashan City. IJPCP. 1996; 2 (4) :19-27
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1745-en.html
1- , Mental Health Unit, Charamahal-e-Bakhtiary health Center
2- Iran University of , Iran University of Medical Sciences
3- , Iran University of Medical Sciences
4- Tehran Psychiatric Institute
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This article reports the results of an epidemiology of mental disorders among adults above 15 years in urben areas of Kashan city. Data were gathered using General Health Questionnaire (28- Items version) and clinical interview based on DSM-IV. Results showed the total prevalence of mental disorders, were about 23.75%. More prevalent were mood disorder, (%11.75). anxiety disorder, (%11.15) and general anxiety disorder (%8.08). Prevalence of adjustment disorder and psychosomatic disorder were %1.62 and %0.97. Results showed significant relationship between age, sex, education, marital status, ocupational status, familial history of mental disorders and rate of mental illness. Retest validity of GHQ-28 was significant at 0.001 level and its sensitivity was high. Therefore, GHQ-28 is sufficient reliable to apply as a screening test in episeniological studies.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2012/12/17 | Published: 1996/05/15

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