International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2020)

An observational study of prevalence of depression and other psychiatric co-morbidities among alcohol dependent patients attending Psychiatry OPD in a tertiary care teaching hospital


Dr. Shravan Kumar, Dr. Rakesh Kumar Gaur

Aim: prevalence of depression and psychiatric co- morbidities among alcohol dependent patients
Materials and Methods: This hospital based cross-sectional observational study conducted at the department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, U.P, India. 100 patients were recruited for the study and assessed for depression and other psychiatric co-morbidities.
Results: The prevalence of depression in patients was found to be 93%. In terms of severity, moderate (58%) depression was more common type followed by severe depression (27%). Majority of the subjects was married (59%) and studied up to higher secondary (46%), belonged to Muslim religion (49%), belonged to rural back ground (54%) and most of them were skilled workers (58%).
Conclusion: Three fourths of the patients with ADS are suffering from depression. An AD is also associated with greater levels of disability, irrespective of the presence or absence of depression.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Shravan Kumar, Dr. Rakesh Kumar Gaur. An observational study of prevalence of depression and other psychiatric co-morbidities among alcohol dependent patients attending Psychiatry OPD in a tertiary care teaching hospital. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 174-176
International Journal of Medical and Health Research