Prevalence of mental disorders among children exposed to war: a systematic review of 7,920 children

@article{Attanayake2009PrevalenceOM,
  title={Prevalence of mental disorders among children exposed to war: a systematic review of 7,920 children},
  author={V. Attanayake and R. McKay and M. Joffres and S. Singh and F. Burkle and E. Mills},
  journal={Medicine, Conflict and Survival},
  year={2009},
  volume={25},
  pages={19 - 4}
}
Worldwide, millions of children are affected by armed conflict. However, data on the prevalence of mental disorders among these children is sparse. We aimed to determine the prevalence of mental disorders among children affected by war using a systematic review and meta-regression analysis. We systematically reviewed existing literature to identify studies on prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression and psychosis among children exposed to armed conflict. We… Expand
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