Skip to main content

Table 5 Frequency of psychiatric disorders in parents of children with nail biting

From: Association of nail biting and psychiatric disorders in children and their parents in a psychiatrically referred sample of children

Disorder Father (N = 37) Mother (N = 58)
  n % n %
Major depressive disorder 13 35.1 27 46.6
Bipolar mood disorder 1 2.7 2 3.4
Generalized anxiety disorder 0 0.0 3 5.2
Obsessive compulsive disorder 0 0.0 3 5.2
Tic disorder 0 0.0 0 0.0
Nail biting 3 8.1 8 13.8
Post traumatic disorder 1 2.7 0 0.0
Pervasive developmental disorder 1 2.7 0 0.0
Mother with at least one the above psychiatric disorder - - 33 56.8
Father with at least one the above psychiatric disorder 17 45.9 - -