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Revista chilena de neuro-psiquiatría

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FLORENZANO U, Ramón et al. A bibliometric analysis of free submissions presented to the psychiatry section of the congresses of the Sociedad Chilena de Neurología, Psiquiatría y Neurocirugía, 2000-2009. Rev. chil. neuro-psiquiatr. [online]. 2011, vol.49, n.2, pp.200-205. ISSN 0717-9227.

Introduction: Bibliometry is the discipline that measures the bibliographic production in a given scientific area; in Chile there are few studies documenting the themes and trends in Mental health research. Method: A quantitative analysis is performed of the 992 papers published in the Abstracts Book in the SONEPSYN meetings between 2000 and 2009. The most productive groups are mentioned, and a classification of main research themes according to the index of the Tratado de Psiquiatría edited by Heerlein et al. Results: The most frequent themes were Affective Disorders, (14,3%), Liaison and General Hospital Psychiatry (8,6%), Epidemiology and Classification (6,6%), Validation and use of diagnostic and psychometric scales (5,6%), followed by antidepressant use and teaching with 1,2% each. Most presentations were prepared in university settings (48%) or in hospitals (35%), with a strong concentration in the Metropolitan Region (80,4%) and the VIII Region (8,3%). Conclusions: There is an increasing number of psychiatric papers presented from 2000 to 2009, with the Metropolitan Region of Santiago the area that present the higher number of research work (76,31%).There is a low number of collaborative research: 88,3% of the works were presented by a single institution. 9,6% (this is 59 papers) were presented by two, and 2,1 % (13 papers) by three. Affective disorders were the most researched area; followed by use of antipsychotics and liaision, community, and child and adolescent psychiatry.

Palabras clave : Bibliometry; psychiatric research; psychiatric disorders.

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