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Year : 1994  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 88-90

Diagnostic Characteristics of Child Psychiatric Service Utilizers


1 Associate Professor of Psychiatry, In-charge Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi - 834 006, India
2 Senior Resident, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi - 834 006, India

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Rakesh Khanna
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, In-charge Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi - 834 006
India
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Sex, age and diagnostic characteristics of a consecutive series of first contact children seen over a period of one year at a psychiatric center was analyzed Most of (he referrals were for male adolescents. "No diagnosis on Axis I" was quite common, especially in the younger age group; most of them had mental retardation. "Hysteria " was uncommon, and this was the only category which was slightly more common in girls. Manic depressive psychosis was the most common disorder among adolescents.



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