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The economic impact of subthreshold and clinical childhood mental disorders

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Fatori, Daniel [1] ; Salum, Giovanni [2] ; Itria, Alexander [3] ; Pan, Pedro [4] ; Alvarenga, Pedro [1] ; Rohde, Luis Augusto [2, 1] ; Bressan, Rodrigo [4] ; Gadelha, Ary [4] ; Mari, Jair de Jesus [4] ; do Rosario, Maria Conceicao [4] ; Manfro, Gisele [2] ; Polanczyk, Guilherme [1] ; Miguel, Euripedes Constantino [1] ; Graeff-Martins, Ana Soledade [2]
Total Authors: 14
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Psychiat, Sch Med, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Rio Grande do Sul, Dept Psychiat, Porto Alegre, RS - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Goias, Inst Trop Pathol & Publ Hlth, Dept Collect Hlth, Goiania, Go - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Psychiat, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH; v. 27, n. 6, p. 588-594, NOV 2 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Background: Mental disorders are common health problems associated with serious impairment and economic impact. Aims: To estimate the costs of clinical and subthreshold mental disorders in a sample of Brazilian children. Method: The High Risk Cohort Study is a community study conducted in two major Brazilian cities. Subjects were 6-14 years old children being registered at school. From an initial pool of 9937 children, two subgroups were further investigated using a random-selection (n = 958) and high-risk group selection procedure (n = 1554), resulting in a sample of 2512 subjects. Mental disorder assessment was made using the Development and Well-Being Assessment. Costs for each child were estimated from the following components: mental health and social services use, school problems and parental loss of productivity. Results: Child subthreshold and clinical mental disorders showed lifetime mean total cost of \$1750.9 and \$3141.2, respectively. National lifetime cost estimate was \$9.9 billion for subthreshold mental disorders and \$11.6 billion for clinical mental disorders (values in US\$ purchasing power parity). Conclusions: This study provides evidence that child mental disorders have a great economic impact on society. There is an urgent need to plan an effective system of care with cost-effective programs of treatment and prevention to reduce economic burden. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/57896-8 - National Institute for Developmental Psychiatry
Grantee:Eurípedes Constantino Miguel Filho
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/09246-0 - Study of obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental disorders costs in childhood
Grantee:Daniel Graça Fatori de Sá
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate