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Acta Médica Peruana

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ALVIS-PENA, Diego Julián et al. Epidemiologia de los trastornos mentales en el Hospital Universitario Hernando Moncaleano Perdomo (2017-2018). Acta méd. Peru [online]. 2021, vol.38, n.1, pp.48-52.  Epub May 23, 2021. ISSN 1728-5917.

Describing sociodemographic characteristics in persons with mental disorders may be helpful for implementing mental health policies and strategies, and also this is useful for knowing the current situation of prevalent mental health disorders in a determined area. A cross-sectional descriptive study was performed using registries of patients with mental health disorders between 2017 and 2018 in Neiva Huila Municipality, specifically in Hernando Moncaleano- Perdomo University Hospital. Depression was the most frequent mental disorder, which was found in 24,2% of studied subjects, followed by schizophrenia affecting 14,6%. The average age of affected subjects was 36 years, and the male-to-female ratio was 1,23. The area where most patients with mental health disorders were taken care of was the outpatient clinics, 62,9%. There is a need for studying mental health in Huila Department and to determine accessibility barriers that may preclude a timely diagnosis.

Keywords : Mental Disorders; Mental Health; Epidemiologic Factors; Diagnosis.

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