Épidémiologie des troubles psychiatriques en pédopsychiatrie

Translated title of the contribution: Epidemiology of psychiatric disorders paediatric psychiatry

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This article reviews findings from epidemiological surveys of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. Prevalence estimates, and gender and age correlates are provided and, when available, incidence data. We start with findings from major surveys that yielded estimates of global morbidity due to psychiatric disorders in youth. Hen, a detailed review of epidemiological findings is provided on a disorder by disorder basis, including: autism and pervasive developmental disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, affective disorders including major depression and dysthymic disorder, anorexia and bulimia nervosa, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. We conclude with estimates of numbers of children affected with a psychiatric disorder in France. A conservative figure is that 1 out of 8 children is suffering from a psychiatric condition at any time.

Translated title of the contributionEpidemiology of psychiatric disorders paediatric psychiatry
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)169-194
Number of pages26
JournalEMC - Psychiatrie
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • ADHD
  • Adolescent
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Child
  • Depression
  • Eating disorder
  • Epidemiology
  • Incidence
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Prevalence
  • Schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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