An Epidemiological Study of Disorders in Late Childhood and Adolescence—I. Age‐ and Gender‐Specific Prevalence

Patricia Cohen, Jacob Cohen, Stephanie Kasen, Carmen Noemi Velez, Claudia Hartmark, James Johnson, Mary Rojas, Judith Brook, E. L. Streuning

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Abstract

Abstract Developmental aspects of psychiatric disorders may be inferred from patterns of age differences in prevalence. Age‐specific prevalences are provided for nine disorders in a general population sample of ages 10–20. Age and gender patterns for several disorders suggest developmental stage‐associated risks. These include oppositional disorder in both genders and conduct disorder and major depression in girls. Major depression shows a pattern suggestive of a role for the onset of puberty. The prevalence of one or more disorders did not differ by age or gender. However, the pattern of specific diagnoses varied greatly by both age and gender.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851-867
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • age trends
  • diagnosis
  • gender differences

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