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dc.contributor.authorThorlacius, Sigurdur
dc.contributor.authorStefansson, Sigurjon B
dc.contributor.authorOlafsson, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorTomasson, Kristinn
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-14T13:08:45Z
dc.date.available2011-01-14T13:08:45Z
dc.date.issued2010-04
dc.date.submitted2011-01-14
dc.identifier.citationJ Ment Health. 2010, 19(2):176-83en
dc.identifier.issn1360-0567
dc.identifier.pmid20433325
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/09638230902968316
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/119372
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractAIMS: To explore longitudinal changes in the importance of mental and behavioural disorders and their subgroups among people receiving disability pension in Iceland in the period 1990 to 2007. METHOD: Estimation of the incidence of disability pension was based on national demographic data and information from the national disability register which includes the main diagnoses causing disability. RESULTS: The share of mental and behavioural disorders among new recipients of disability pension increased from 14 to 30% for women and 20 to 35% men. There was a marked increase in the incidence of disability due to disorders related to the use of alcohol and other psychoactive substances, mood disorders, disorders of psychological development and behavioural and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence. The proportion of mental and behavioural disorders as the primary diagnosis among new recipients of disability pension increased. CONCLUSION: The most likely explanation for the changes we observe is alteration in social conditions leading to a lower threshold for seeking disability pension for mental disorders.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInforma Healthcareen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09638230902968316en
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshDisability Evaluationen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMental Disordersen
dc.subject.meshMentally Disabled Personsen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen
dc.subject.meshSocial Securityen
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten
dc.titleIncreased incidence of disability due to mental and behavioural disorders in Iceland 1990-2007en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland. sigurdth@hi.isen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of mental health (Abingdon, England)en
html.description.abstractAIMS: To explore longitudinal changes in the importance of mental and behavioural disorders and their subgroups among people receiving disability pension in Iceland in the period 1990 to 2007. METHOD: Estimation of the incidence of disability pension was based on national demographic data and information from the national disability register which includes the main diagnoses causing disability. RESULTS: The share of mental and behavioural disorders among new recipients of disability pension increased from 14 to 30% for women and 20 to 35% men. There was a marked increase in the incidence of disability due to disorders related to the use of alcohol and other psychoactive substances, mood disorders, disorders of psychological development and behavioural and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence. The proportion of mental and behavioural disorders as the primary diagnosis among new recipients of disability pension increased. CONCLUSION: The most likely explanation for the changes we observe is alteration in social conditions leading to a lower threshold for seeking disability pension for mental disorders.


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