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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 130-135

Psychiatric Morbidity Among Rural Primary School Children in West Bengal

Psychiatrist, Presidency Jail Hospital, Calcutta-700027, India

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Tapas Banerjee
Psychiatrist, Presidency Jail Hospital, Calcutta-700027
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Psychiatric morbidity in primary rural school children (n=460) was studied with the use of Rutter-B-Scale, a screening instrument. Overall prevalence was found to be 33.3 percent. Conduct disorder was found to be the commonest diagnostic category with a prevalence rate of 13.5%. This was followed by mental retardation with a rate of 5.4%, enuresis 4%, simple disturbance of activity and attention 3.1%, and relationship problem 2.7%. The results have been discussed in a cross-cultural perspective.



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