Journal article

Psychiatric outcomes amongst adult survivors of childhood burns.

Freya Goodhew, Miranda Van Hooff, Anthony Sparnon, Rachel Roberts, Jenelle Baur, Elizabeth J Saccone, Alexander McFarlane

Burns | Published : 2014


BACKGROUND: Research on the adult psychiatric outcomes of childhood burns is limited. AIMS: To examine the rates of DSM-IV psychiatric disorder amongst adult survivors of paediatric burns, and to explore factors likely to contribute to variation in outcomes. In line with Meyer and colleagues [1], it was expected that high levels of psychopathology would be found. METHOD: Participants were 272 adults hospitalised for burns during childhood between the years 1980 and 1990. Structured interviews and self-report questionnaires were used to assess psychiatric symptoms. RESULTS: Lifetime prevalence of any DSM-IV disorder was 42%, 30% for depressive disorders, and 28% for anxiety disorders. Eleven ..

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