Prevalence of Somatic Symptoms in Patient with Depression (A Hospital Based Study)


Authors : Sajid M Wani; Ajaz A Suhaff; Abdul W Khan; Abdul M Gania

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 12 - December

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To find the prevalence of somatic symptoms in patients with depression. This descriptive study was conducted in patients attending psychiatry OPD of SKIMS Medical College, Bemina Srinagar for period of one year. Subjects with the diagnosis of depressive episode were taken into the study. Patients were diagnosed by using ICD-10. The importance of this study was to find out the relationship of somatic symptoms with depression. In our study the majority of our patients were in the age group of 35-55 years. Most of the patients who scored high rates for somatic symptoms were females, married belonging to rural background. Clinicians especially psychiatrists need to be focus on somatic symptoms in patients suffering from depression for early better treatment. It is also important to for the researchers for extensive population based follow-up studies in this field.

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