Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders in Patients with Diabetes Type 2

authors:

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

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and Health services, Mashhad, Iran.
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Children and Adolesent Health Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health services, Mashhad, Iran.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health services, Zahedan, Iran.
General Practitioner, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and Health services, Mashhad, Iran.
Resident of Psychiatry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and Health services, Mashhad, Iran.
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.

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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