Räsänen, S., Mäkelä, H., Riipinen, P., Riala, K., Hakko, H. (2019) Prevalence of Neoplasms among Former Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatients. Psychiatry investigation, 16 (8), 594-601. https://doi.org/10.30773/pi.2019.04.20
Prevalence of neoplasms among former adolescent psychiatric inpatients
|Author:||Räsänen, Santtu1; Mäkelä, Hannu1; Riipinen, Pirkko1;|
1Department of Psychiatry, Research Unit of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Department of Psychiatry, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2020042119524
Korean Neuropsychiatric Association,
|Publish Date:|| 2020-04-21
Objective: To examine the association between psychiatric disorders and neoplasms.
Methods: A follow-up study of a population-based cohort of patients admitted for psychiatric care between the ages 13–17 years. The cases were patients with a follow-up diagnosis of neoplasm. The K-SADS-PL interview was used to assess DSM-IV based psychiatric diagnoses at adolescence. The treatment episodes due to neoplasms and related psychiatric disorders were extracted from the National Health Care Registers.
Results: Of the original cohort, 6.3% of subjects had a neoplasm diagnosis. Male cases were characterized as taking snuff and females as having a fear of becoming obese. 75% of cases had smoked regularly and 47% suffered from substance misuse disorder already in adolescence. At a mean age of 22 years, the diagnoses of skin or soft tissue neoplasms were prevailing, three being malignant neoplasms of the skin, mouth or colon. Non-psychotic disorders were comorbid both two years before (26%) and after (33%) the neoplasm diagnosis.
Conclusion: Focus on psychiatric symptoms of patients with neoplasms may enhance their treatment outcome and quality of life.
|Pages:||594 - 601|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
3124 Neurology and psychiatry
This work was supported by the Alma and K.A. Snellman Foundation, Oulu, Finland.
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