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The Prevalence of Behavioral and Mental Disorders among the Youth of Markazi Province

Author(s): Hamid Reza Jamilian | Jalil Fathabadi | Mohammad Reza Khansari

Journal: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology
ISSN 1735-4315

Volume: 14;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 454;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: mental disorders; adolescent psychiatry; diagnosis

AbstractObjectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of mental disorders among individuals between 15 and 29 years of age in the Markazi province (in Iran). Method: In a cross-sectional descriptive study, 1800 individuals (907 males and 893 females) were selected using proportional stratified sampling from 10 cities in the Markazi province (Iran). The subjects were examined using Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, and Tukey follow-up test. Results: 21.3% of subjects (26.7% of females and 16.0% of males) were suffering from at least one mental disorder. Being a female (p
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