Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders in Patients with Diabetes Type 2

AUTHORS

S. Alireza Sajjadi 1 , Noor mohammad Bakhshani 2 , * , Kobra Lashkaripour 3 , Mehri Baghban-Haghighi 4 , Roya Samadi 5 , Mansour Safarzai 6

1 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and Health services, Mashhad, Iran.

2 Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Children and Adolesent Health Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health services, Mashhad, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health services, Zahedan, Iran.

4 General Practitioner, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and Health services, Mashhad, Iran.

5 Resident of Psychiatry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and Health services, Mashhad, Iran.

6 General Practitioner, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health services, Zahedan, Iran.

How to Cite: Sajjadi S A, Bakhshani N M, Lashkaripour K, Baghban-Haghighi M, Samadi R, et al. Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders in Patients with Diabetes Type 2, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 14(1):e93684.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (1); e93684
Published Online: October 28, 2011
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: December 12, 2010
Accepted: January 05, 2011
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Abstract

Background: Psychiatric disorders are important complications of chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus.

Materials and method: In this descriptive study, 80 patients with diabetes type 2 referred to diabetes clinic of Zahedan in 2009. They were selected by simple randomized method, screened by General Health Questionnaire and assessed by psychiatric interview, if it was necessary.

Results: Totally, 67.5% required an interview and 43.75% were diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder. Major depression were more prevalent (13.5%) than adjustment disorders (15%).

Conclusion: High prevalence of depression and adjustment disorder in diabetic patients needs psychiatric assessment and treatment as the main part, in the diabetes clinics. [ZJRMS, 2012 14(1): 82-85]

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