Psychiatric Disorders in a Sample of Egyptian Preschool Children

  • H . El - Defrawi
  • Published 2002


Studies of childhood psychiatric disorders have been primary based on school age children. This study reports on a series of 100 preschool children (aged 4-6 years) presented for consultation, evaluation and treatment to a child psychiatry clinic. Diagnoses were assigned according it DSM-ILI-R. The Arabic version of the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) was used to describe the behavioral problems, in addition to a clinical interview. Results showed that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (54%) was the most common psychiatric diagnosis followed by Functional Entries (29%), Undifferentiated Attention Deficit Disorder (16%), and Disruptive Behavior Disorder (10) on Axis I. Specific Developmental Disorders (84%) and Mental Retardation (27%) represented the most common A x i s 4 diag-

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@inproceedings{Defrawi2002PsychiatricDI, title={Psychiatric Disorders in a Sample of Egyptian Preschool Children}, author={H . El - Defrawi}, year={2002} }