[Clinical analysis and demographic characteristics of the sample of patients from the psychiatric outpatient clinic for chiidren and adolescents].

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Slosarczyk M. [Clinical analysis and demographic characteristics of the sample of patients from the psychiatric outpatient clinic for chiidren and adolescents]. Prz Lek. 2005;61(12):1369-73.
The article presents the demographic and clinical analysis of the sample of 679 persons in age under 20 who were out-patients in the Clinic of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Cracow (Poland) during one year. The clinical analysis takes into account among others the structure of diagnoses set according to ICD-10, the presence of additional diagnoses and risk factors, the way patients were referred to the out-patient units, and the sort of the care proposed. Most often syndromes from the section of emotional and behavioral disorders of childhood and adolescence (F90 - F98 in ICD-10) were recognised. On the level of separate disorders most popular in adolescents were anorexia nervosa (16%), adolescent depression (10%), acute psychoses (8%), and adjustment disorder (8%). In the discussion the results were referred to epidemiological community studies. It has been also noticed that the way symptoms of adolescence are understood is essential in psychiatric evaluation of adolescents.