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01.12.2014 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 1/2014

Prevalence of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders in India: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Zeitschrift:
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health > Ausgabe 1/2014
Autoren:
Savita Malhotra, Bichitra Nanda Patra
Wichtige Hinweise
An erratum to this article can be found online at http://​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1186/​s13034-017-0175-2.

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors’ contributions

(SM): Conception and design of the paper, editing and revising the manuscript critically for important intellectual content, final approval of the version to be published. (BNP): Planning of the paper, reviewed and collected the literature, initial drafting of the manuscript and final approval of the version to be published.

Abstract

Background

The importance of epidemiological studies lies in recognition of cases that do not come to treatment settings. The increasing focus on child adolescent mental health in India points to the necessity of epidemiological studies on children. Although there are a few such studies done in different parts of India in different socio-cultural settings, data from those cannot be generalized to the entire country. This need can be served by meta-analysis. There has been no meta-analysis reported from India for the child and adolescent psychiatric epidemiology.

Aim

To review and do the meta-analysis of epidemiological studies on child and adolescent psychiatric disorder from India.

Methods

Sixteen community based studies on 14594 children and adolescents; and seven school based studies on 5687 children and adolescents, reporting prevalence of child and adolescent psychiatric disorder were analyzed and overall prevalence was calculated.

Results

The prevalence rate of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders in the community has been found to be 6.46% (95% confidence interval 6.08% - 6.88%) and in the school it has been found to be 23.33% (95% confidence interval 22.25% - 24.45%).

Conclusions

This is the first meta-analysis determining the epidemiology of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders in India. It has been found that the reporting systems of psychiatric disorders in children are inadequate.
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