Industrial Psychiatry Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47--49

Psychiatric morbidity among diabetic patients: A hospital-based study


Rupesh Chaudhry, Preeti Mishra, Jyoti Mishra, S Parminder, BP Mishra 
 Department of Psychiatry, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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Rupesh Chaudhry
Department of Psychiatry, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana - 141 001, Punjab
India

Background: The relationship between glucose metabolism and psychiatric illness is under the focus of clinicians for centuries. Depending on the definition used, the prevalence of depression among diabetics ranges from 8.5% to 32.5%, while that for anxiety disorders it is up to 30%. Aims and Objectives : To assess the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity among diabetic patients using standardized rating scales for depression and anxiety. Materials and Methods: One hundred diagnosed patients of diabetes were assessed on the Hamilton rating scale for depression and the Hamilton rating scale for anxiety, who were attending the diabetic clinic. They were assessed on sociodemographic profile, duration of illness, type of treatment, and oral vs insulin, and then the data were analyzed on different domains. Results: About 84% of the patients had comorbid depression. Females showed a high percentage of depression and anxiety, and the severity level was also higher in the females. Genital symptoms were usually reported by the males, while somatic symptoms were more prevalent in the females.


How to cite this article:
Chaudhry R, Mishra P, Mishra J, Parminder S, Mishra B P. Psychiatric morbidity among diabetic patients: A hospital-based study.Ind Psychiatry J 2010;19:47-49


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Chaudhry R, Mishra P, Mishra J, Parminder S, Mishra B P. Psychiatric morbidity among diabetic patients: A hospital-based study. Ind Psychiatry J [serial online] 2010 [cited 2019 Jul 18 ];19:47-49
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