An epidemiological survey of psychiatric disorders in Iran: Kermanshah

Maryam Shirzadi, Yazdan Jozanifard, Soudabeh Eskandari, Sara Farhang*, Habibollah Khazaei

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    Background: There is no population based study about prevalence of psychiatric conditions in Kermanshah. A screening study reported the rate of 39.1% for psychiatric disorders. Methods: This is the second phase of a larger study. From those with a positive screening, 15% were randomly selected and interviewed face-to-face at home by trained clinical psychologists with Farsi version of the structured clinical interview for DSM-IV (SCID)I and II. Results: The original sample was 2102 participants, from those 319 individuals were interviewed. Only 15 participants (4.7% of the positively screened sample)had a negative result. Major depressive disorder (8.3%), generalized anxiety disorder (4.7%), obsessive compulsive disorder (4.6%)and obsessive compulsive personality disorder (3.3%)were the most common disorders diagnosed within this sample. Conclusion: This population based study gives prevalence rates for psychiatric disorders in Kermanshah for the first time. Results can be the basis for health care policy makers and further studies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)67-69
    Number of pages3
    JournalAsian journal of psychiatry
    Publication statusPublished - Jun-2019


    • Epidemiology
    • Iran
    • Mental health

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