Volume 1, Issue 4 (Spring 1995)                   IJPCP 1995, 1(4): 55-60 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Tehran Psychiatric Institute
2- Iran University of Medical Sciences
3- Diseasses Control Agency
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The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence rate of mental disorders among people aged 15 and over. After a pilot study for estimating the sample size, 625 subjects were selected by random cluster sampling from family information files in Sowmaesara health centre office. In this study, GHQ-28 was used as a screening tool, and DSM-III-R Clinical interview Checklist for diagnostic interview. The results showed that 23.84% (30.84% females and 15.8% males) had mental disorder. Mood (12.16%) and anxiety (7.52%) disorders were the most prevalent ones. This results also revealed that major depression (6.24%) was the most prevalent disorder in among mood disorders. And generalized anxiety disorder (5.12%) was the most prevalent one among anxiety disorders.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2012/12/10