[An epidemiological method for studying the effect of elevated background radiation on the neuropsychic health of children].

Abstract

The children living in 4 regions of Russia contaminated as a result of the Chernobyl catastrophe were investigated. The control group consisted of the children of 2 regions which did not undergo this influence. The investigations were made 1-3 years after the catastrophe took place. An increase of etiologically non-clear asthenic-vegetative disorders was determined in the regions of radiation contamination. They were observed mainly among the children who had light residual organic cerebral deficiency. The authors cannot exclude the impact of the psychogenic factors.

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@article{Sukhotina1993AnEM, title={[An epidemiological method for studying the effect of elevated background radiation on the neuropsychic health of children].}, author={N. K. Sukhotina and A A Kashnikova and Viktor Preis and Ivana Tat{\'a}rov{\'a} and T V Terekhina}, journal={Zhurnal nevrologii i psikhiatrii imeni S.S. Korsakova}, year={1993}, volume={93 3}, pages={64-8} }