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Moroccan national study on prevalence of mental disorders: a community-based epidemiological study



This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Corrigendum Volume 122, Issue 4, 340, Article first published online: 1 September 2010

Nadia Kadri, Ibn Rushd University Psychiatric Centre, Rue Tarik Ibn Ziad, 20000 Casablanca, Morocco.


Objective:  The main objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of common mental disorders in the Moroccan general population.

Method:  On a systematic representative randomized sample, the Moroccan Arabic version of the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) was used to assess the prevalence of mood, anxiety, substance, and alcohol abuse disorders.

Results:  Among 5498 subjects interviewed, 40.1% had at least one current mental disorder. Current major depressive disorder was the most common (26.5%), and at least one anxiety disorder was found in 37% of the sample. Mental disorders were more frequent among female, urban, divorced, and unemployed subjects.

Conclusion:  Mental disorders are common in the Moroccan general population, particularly mood and anxiety disorders.