Vidhi Modi, Minakshi Parikh, Bakarali Nathametha, Maitri Desai, Piyush Goyal
Abstract: This study was done to understand the extent and pattern of disability certifications done by the department of psychiatry. The data of one year period was collected from RMO and Medical Record Office and analysed to obtain socio demographic relationship with certification in psychiatry. The certification process was also compared with other departments in Civil Hospital Ahmedabad. The certificates were given for intellectual disability, specific learning disability, autism and other mental disorder. Total of 614 certificates were given in one year, of which 85.8 % were certified before age of 30 and 62 % were male patients.
Keywords: mental disability, certification, intellectual disability, autism, specific learning disability