Year: 1999 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, v.38, no.11, (November 1999), p.1426-1432 SIEC No: 20050298

The results of a psychiatric epidemiological survey of 203 adolescents from refugee families are presented. Psychopathology was assessed with the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children Version 2.25. The total rate of psychopathology excluding simple phobia was 21% compared with 11% in a province-wide survey of adolescents. Overanxious disorder, major depression & conduct disorders had high prevalence rates, while the rate of 3% of attempted suicide was similar to the rate found in Montreal high schools. (33 refs)