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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 150-153

A study of prevalence of depression and anxiety in patients suffering from tuberculosis


1 Department of Psychiatry, School of Medical Science and Research, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, SIMS, Hapur, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Respiratory Medicine, School of Medical Science and Research, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Kunal Kumar
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medical Science and Research, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.184641

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Objective: The study was conducted to determine the point prevalence of depression and anxiety in patients suffering from tuberculosis. Material and Methods: Total of 100 consecutive cases were included who were already diagnosed with tuberculosis after applying inclusion and exclusion criteria. Tools used were General Health Questionnaire 12 (GHQ-12), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II) and Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS). Result: Out of 100 cases, 74 cases found to be having psychiatric symptoms, in which 35 cases were suffering from depression and 39 were suffering from anxiety. Conclusion: Psychiatric morbidity was present in the diagnosed cases of tuberculosis. Proper psycho education, timely intervention in the form of proper diagnosis and specific treatment was required. It should also be evaluated further on a bigger target population.


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