Incidence of mental disorders in our country and in the world is growing and significantly impact working capacity. The goal of the study: to investigate which group of mental disorders and to what extent impacts the disability comparing two analyzed years (1999 and 2009). Material and methods: 420 subjects were processed (143 in 1999 and 277 in 2009) from the Una-Sana Canton with mental disorders who were referred for evaluation of working capacity at professional authority in the first instance (Disability Commission) in Bihac. Disability Commission gave „ Review, assessment and opinion“ for each individual from which the author recorded data into the questionnaire necessary for the study. Results: More men are sent for evaluation, aged 50 and over, who are not employed. Number of assessments has increased by almost double. The most addressed are from the group of affective disorders, who did not have disability during 1999 in majority, but in 2009 they are the leaders in disability, with schizophrenia. Conclusion: there is increased number of assessments, and most of them from the group of affective disorders whose participation in disability increases. Schizophrenia and affective disorders are the leading causes of disability.
[Med Arch 2011; 65(5.000): 304-305]

mental disorders, working capacity, assessment

Medical Archives is official journal of Academy of Medical Sciences 
in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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