Mental health in adolescents displaced by the armed conflict: findings from the Colombian national mental health survey

Background: Colombia has one of the largest populations of internally displaced individuals by an armed confict. However, there is no data demonstrating its efect on health, particularly in adolescents. Purpose: To describe the prevalence and associations of mental illness in the adolescent populati...

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Autores Principales: Marroquín Rivera, Arturo, Rincón Rodríguez, Carlos Javier, Padilla-Muñoz, Andrea, Gómez-Restrepo, Carlos
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Publicado: BioMed Central 2020
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/28127
https://doi.org/10.1186/s13034-020-00327-5
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spelling ir-10336-281272021-01-21T08:18:51Z Mental health in adolescents displaced by the armed conflict: findings from the Colombian national mental health survey Salud mental en adolescentes desplazados por el conflicto armado: hallazgos de la encuesta nacional colombiana de salud mental Marroquín Rivera, Arturo Rincón Rodríguez, Carlos Javier Padilla-Muñoz, Andrea Gómez-Restrepo, Carlos Adolescence Confict Internal displacement Mental health Colombia Background: Colombia has one of the largest populations of internally displaced individuals by an armed confict. However, there is no data demonstrating its efect on health, particularly in adolescents. Purpose: To describe the prevalence and associations of mental illness in the adolescent population displaced by violence in Colombia. Methods: We conducted a secondary analysis of the 2015 National Mental Health Survey (NMHS), which provides data of mental health issues (SRQ), mental health disorders (CIDI-CAPI) and sociodemographic characteristics. Results: Of the 1754 adolescents interviewed 5.3% (95% CI 4.1 to 6.9) mentioned a change in residence due to violence. Among them 38.5% lived in poverty compared to 23.6% of those non-displaced by the confict. Suicidal thoughts and suicide attempt were present in 19.8% and 9.1% of displaced adolescents respectively, compared to 5.8% and 2.1% of non-displaced adolescents. The prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and any mental health disorder (measured with the CIDI-CAPI) was higher in the displaced population 12.3%, 11% respectively, in contrast to 2.1% and 7% of those non-displaced. Finally, anxiety and depressive disorders were more common among displaced adolescents. Conclusion: A higher prevalence of mental health conditions and disorders is observed among displaced adolescents. 2020-05-19 2020-08-19T14:45:57Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion EISSN: 1753-2000 https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/28127 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13034-020-00327-5 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf BioMed Central Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
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language Inglés (English)
topic Adolescence
Confict
Internal displacement
Mental health
Colombia
spellingShingle Adolescence
Confict
Internal displacement
Mental health
Colombia
Marroquín Rivera, Arturo
Rincón Rodríguez, Carlos Javier
Padilla-Muñoz, Andrea
Gómez-Restrepo, Carlos
Mental health in adolescents displaced by the armed conflict: findings from the Colombian national mental health survey
description Background: Colombia has one of the largest populations of internally displaced individuals by an armed confict. However, there is no data demonstrating its efect on health, particularly in adolescents. Purpose: To describe the prevalence and associations of mental illness in the adolescent population displaced by violence in Colombia. Methods: We conducted a secondary analysis of the 2015 National Mental Health Survey (NMHS), which provides data of mental health issues (SRQ), mental health disorders (CIDI-CAPI) and sociodemographic characteristics. Results: Of the 1754 adolescents interviewed 5.3% (95% CI 4.1 to 6.9) mentioned a change in residence due to violence. Among them 38.5% lived in poverty compared to 23.6% of those non-displaced by the confict. Suicidal thoughts and suicide attempt were present in 19.8% and 9.1% of displaced adolescents respectively, compared to 5.8% and 2.1% of non-displaced adolescents. The prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and any mental health disorder (measured with the CIDI-CAPI) was higher in the displaced population 12.3%, 11% respectively, in contrast to 2.1% and 7% of those non-displaced. Finally, anxiety and depressive disorders were more common among displaced adolescents. Conclusion: A higher prevalence of mental health conditions and disorders is observed among displaced adolescents.
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author Marroquín Rivera, Arturo
Rincón Rodríguez, Carlos Javier
Padilla-Muñoz, Andrea
Gómez-Restrepo, Carlos
author_facet Marroquín Rivera, Arturo
Rincón Rodríguez, Carlos Javier
Padilla-Muñoz, Andrea
Gómez-Restrepo, Carlos
author_sort Marroquín Rivera, Arturo
title Mental health in adolescents displaced by the armed conflict: findings from the Colombian national mental health survey
title_short Mental health in adolescents displaced by the armed conflict: findings from the Colombian national mental health survey
title_full Mental health in adolescents displaced by the armed conflict: findings from the Colombian national mental health survey
title_fullStr Mental health in adolescents displaced by the armed conflict: findings from the Colombian national mental health survey
title_full_unstemmed Mental health in adolescents displaced by the armed conflict: findings from the Colombian national mental health survey
title_sort mental health in adolescents displaced by the armed conflict: findings from the colombian national mental health survey
publisher BioMed Central
publishDate 2020
url https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/28127
https://doi.org/10.1186/s13034-020-00327-5
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