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RMJ. 2011; 36(3): 182-185


Prevalence of mental disorders among military recruits in Jordan

Saed Mashhour Shunnaq.

Abstract
Objective
To examine the nature and prevalence of mental disorders among people who applied for recruitment in the military forces of Jordan.
Subjects and Methods
In this descriptive study, data was collected from subjects who were investigated for recruitment in the military. The study included 13369 subjects, with no cognitive or physical impairment. Each person was individually interviewed by a fully structured face to face interview of the DSM-IV clinical version by a trained psychiatrist, and they were investigated using the IQ tests (Wechsler- Belvio intelligence quotient and MMPI (Minnesota Multi Personality Inventory) and the urine screen for illicit drugs.
Results
Six hundred and twenty subjects (4.6%) satisfied the DSM-IV clinical version criteria for mental disorders. There were more males. Personality disorders were seen in 2.4% of all subjects with mental disorders. Psychosocial impairment was found in approximately one third of the subjects with mental disorders. Major depressive disorder was seen in only 0.02% subjects.
Conclusion
Personality disorders were the most commonly seen of mental conditions in people wanting to join military. It was common presentation among males.

Key words: Mental disorders, primary medical committee, and Personality disorders.


 
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