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Study of obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental disorders costs in childhood

Grant number: 12/09246-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2012
Effective date (End): April 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Psychiatry
Principal Investigator:Eurípedes Constantino Miguel Filho
Grantee:Daniel Graça Fatori de Sá
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FM). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:08/57896-8 - National Institute for Developmental Psychiatry, AP.TEM


Data about the cost of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other mental disorders in childhood are useful for planning the health system and adjacent networks. However, there is no cost-of-illness data in the area of children mental health in Brazil. OBJECTIVES: To estimate and compare the costs of children diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and obsessive and/or compulsive symptoms, but without a diagnosis of OCD as well as the costs of children with other psychiatric disorders and children with symptoms but no psychiatric diagnosis. METHODS: 2512 children aged 6-12 years in schools of Porto Alegre and Sao Paulo were selected through a survey of 9937 children. Two techniques were used for sample selection: random selection of children enrolled in schools of the towns and selection of children at high risk for developing mental disorders (psychiatric family history). Instruments: assessment of mental disorders in childhood: Development and Well Being Assessment (DAWBA); survey of sociodemographic profile, use of health services and other variables, we used a comprehensive questionnaire developed specifically for the study by researchers experienced in the field of epidemiology. Variables associated with cost-of-illness that will be analyzed: treatment for mental disorders, care for school problems, social service/shelter/child protection agency/court or prosecution, expulsion and suspension from school/truancy/school failure, government benefits, accidents, unemployment of parents. (AU)

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FATORI, DANIEL; SALUM, GIOVANNI; ITRIA, ALEXANDER; PAN, PEDRO; ALVARENGA, PEDRO; ROHDE, LUIS AUGUSTO; BRESSAN, RODRIGO; GADELHA, ARY; MARI, JAIR DE JESUS; DO ROSARIO, MARIA CONCEICAO; et al. The economic impact of subthreshold and clinical childhood mental disorders. JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH, v. 27, n. 6, p. 588-594, . (08/57896-8, 12/09246-0)
Academic Publications
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SÁ, Daniel Graça Fatori de. Cost-effective programs of treatment of the childhood with mental disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Medicina (FM/SBD) São Paulo.

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