Author(s): Ghanem M, Gadallah M, Meky FA, Mourad S, ElKholy G, Ghanem M, Gadallah M, Meky FA, Mourad S, ElKholy G
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Abstract This study is an initial step for the National Survey of Prevalence of Mental Disorders in Egypt. We conducted a door-to-door household survey of 14,640 adults aged 18-64 years in 5 regions in Egypt. Mental disorders were diagnosed using the MINI-Plus diagnostic interview. Overall prevalence was estimated at 16.93\% of the studied adult population. The main problems were mood disorders, 6.43\%, anxiety disorders, 4.75\%, and multiple disorders, 4.72\%. Mental disorders were associated with sociodemographic factors (e.g. being female, being unemployed, being divorced) and physical illness (e.g. heart disease, kidney disease, hypertension).
This article was published in East Mediterr Health J
and referenced in Journal of Psychiatry