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Prevalence of DSM-IV mental disorders, deliberate self-harm and suicidal ideation in early adolescence: an Irish population-based study.
Coughlan, Helen; Tiedt, Lauren; Clarke, Mary; Kelleher, Ian; Tabish, Javeria; Molloy, Charlene; Harley, Michelle; Cannon, Mary
<p>The original article is available from Elsevier at <a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/" target="_blank" title="http://www.sciencedirect.com">http://www.sciencedirect.com</a> (this is repository article <a href="http://epubs.rcsi.ie/psychart/23">http://epubs.rcsi.ie/psychart/23</a>)</p> <p>BACKGROUND: This study investigated the prevalence of DSM-IV Axis 1 mental disorders, deliberate self-harm and suicidal ideation in a sample of Irish adolescents aged 11-13 years.</p> <p>METHODS: A total of 1131 students was surveyed for general psychopathology using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. Following this, a representative sample of 212 adolescents was assessed for mental disorders, deliberate self-harm and suicidal ideation using the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Aged Children.</p> <p>RESULTS: 14.6% of the sample met criteria for a borderline score and 6.9% for an abnormal score on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. Following clinical diagnostic interviews, 27.4% of participants received a current diagnosis of an Axis 1 disorder and 36.8% received a lifetime diagnosis, those rates falling to 15.4% and 31.2% respectively when specific phobias were excluded.</p> <p>CONCLUSIONS: Findings from this study reveal that Irish adolescents aged 11-13 years are experiencing high levels of mental ill-health.</p>
Keyword(s): Adolescent; Anxiety Disorders; Child; Child Behavior Disorders; Comorbidity; Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; European Continental Ancestry Group; Female; Humans; Ireland; Male; Mental Disorders; Mood Disorders; Prevalence; Self-Injurious Behavior; Social Class; Suicidal Ideation; Medicine and Health Sciences; Psychiatry and Psychology
Publication Date:
2014
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Citation(s): Coughlan H, Tiedt L, Clarke M, Kelleher I, Tabish J, Molloy C, Harley M, Cannon M. Prevalence of DSM-IV mental disorders, deliberate self-harm and suicidal ideation in early adolescence: an Irish population-based study. Journal of Adolescence. 2014; 37(1):1-9
Publisher(s): Elsevier
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): http://epubs.rcsi.ie/psychart/23
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