A Psychotropic Medication Prescription Pattern In Children And Adolescents At The Psychiatry Outpatient Clinics Of Yekatit12 Hospital Medical College (hmc) Addis Ababa Ethiopia. A Retrospective Chart Review

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Introduction - Mental disorders account for a growing proportion of the worldwide burden of diseases. The prevalence of mental disorders in Children and Adolescents ranges from 17% to 22% and contributes to 15% of children and adolescents. In Ethiopia, there are not that many studies on the prevalence of childhood and adolescent psychiatric disorders which range from 3.5% to 25.2%. The practice of prescription of psychotropic medications is different in different settings but there are no studies on the prescription pattern of children and adolescents in Ethiopia. This study tries to see the pattern of psychotropic medication prescription in one of the two governmental children and adolescent Yekatit, psychiatry clinics in Addis Ababa. Objective: -To assess the Psychotropic medication prescription pattern in children at psychiatry outpatient clinics of Yekatit12 Hospital Medical College, Addis Ababa Methods – A retrospective chart review, an outpatient department of Yekatit Hospital in children and adolescents

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A Psychotropic Medication Prescription Pattern In Children And Adolescents At The Psychiatry Outpatient Clinics Of Yekatit12 Hospital Medical College (hmc) Addis Ababa Ethiopia. A Retrospective Chart Review

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