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Table 4 Prevalence Rates of Mental Health Difficulties in Children and Families

From: The impact of immigration detention on mental health: a systematic review

 

Steel et al. [23]

Diagnostic Interview

Mares & Jureidini [53]

Diagnostic Interview

Lorek et al. [52]

Diagnostic Interviews, Parent-report, Self-report

Prevalence Rates in Children (N = 20)

Prevalence Rates in Parents (N = 14)

Prevalence Rates in Children (N = 20)

Prevalence Rates in Parents (N = 16)

Prevalence Rates in Children (N = 11)

Prevalence Rates in Parents (N = 9)

Mental Health Difficulty

 Major Depressive Disorder

95%

100%

100%

87%

100%

100%

 Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

50%

86%

100%

56%

17%

55%

 Anxiety Disorder

50% (separation anxiety)

100%

70%

36-100%

100%

 Sleep Related Difficulties

65%

100%

91%

 Eating Related Difficulties

100%

 Oppositional Defiant Disorder / Conduct Problems

45%

30%

55%

 Psychotic Symptoms

14%

25%

 Suicidal Ideation

+  50%

93%

100%

 Self-harm

25%

36%

80%

31%

 Somatic Complaints

50%

91%

 Hyperactive Behaviour

27%

 Peer Relationship Problems

64%

Developmental Concerns

 Enuresis

50% of children in middle childhood

n.a.

30% of children aged 6-17

13% of children aged 1-4

n.a.

 Encopresis

n.a.

13% of children aged 1-4

n.a.

 Food Refusal

n.a.

38% of children aged 1-4

n.a.

 Return to Nappies

n.a

38% of children aged 1-4

n.a.

 Language Regression

n.a.

50% of children aged under 5

50% of children aged 1-4

n.a.

 Attachment Problems

n.a.

30% of children aged under 5

n.a.

n.a.