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Mental health disorders in child and adolescent survivors of post-war landmine explosions

Overview of attention for article published in Military Medical Research, November 2015
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Title
Mental health disorders in child and adolescent survivors of post-war landmine explosions
Published in
Military Medical Research, November 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40779-015-0052-3
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Mohammad Ali Hemmati, Hamid Shokoohi, Mehdi Masoumi, Shahriar Khateri, Mohammadreza Soroush, Ehsan Modirian, Mahtab Poor Zamany Nejat Kermany, Maryam Hosseini, Batool Mousavi

Abstract

To describe the mental health status of 78 child and adolescent survivors of post-war landmine explosions. Child and adolescent survivors of landmine explosions who were younger than 18 years old at the time of the study were identified and enrolled in this study. The mental health status of the participants was assessed by general health assessment and psychiatric examinations. Psychiatric assessment and diagnosis were undertaken using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for mental disorders (DSM-IV) criteria. A psychiatrist visited and interviewed each survivor and identified psychiatric disorders. Seventy-eight child and adolescent survivors with a mean age of 16.11 ± 2 years old were identified and agreed to participate in the study. The mean age of the victims at the time of injury was 8.2 ± 3.12 years old (range 2-15). Thirty-seven (47.4 %) of the adolescent survivors suffered from at least one psychiatric disorder. Twenty-nine survivors (37.1 %) were newly diagnosed and needed to start medication and psychiatric treatment. The most common findings were anxiety disorders (34.6 %), including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 20 (25.6 %), and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in 7 (9 %) subjects. Mild-Moderate depression was found in 5 (6.4 %) subjects. No personality disorders were observed, and two patients suffered from mental retardation. The study results revealed a significant association between age of casualty, duration of injury and limb amputation, and types of psychological disorders. Child and adolescent survivors of landmine explosions had a high prevalence of psychiatric disorders.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 20 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 20%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 15%
Researcher 3 15%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 10%
Other 4 20%
Unknown 2 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 30%
Psychology 4 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Other 3 15%
Unknown 2 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 November 2015.
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#3,162,457
of 12,512,072 outputs
Outputs from Military Medical Research
#16
of 118 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#60,213
of 233,661 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Military Medical Research
#3
of 17 outputs
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