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RMJ. 2019; 44(2): 255-258


Frequency and severity of depression in patients with Hepatitis C

Kiran Fatima, Muhammad Usman Ghani, Muhammad Ali, Khadija Bano, Bilqees Fatima, Aamir Shahzad.

Abstract
Objective: To investigate the frequency and severity of depression in patients with Hepatitis C in a tertiary care hospital.
Methodology: This descriptive cross sectional study conducted on 150 consecutive patients of Hepatitis C, attending liver clinic of Medical unit and who were admitted in the department of Psychiatry, Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi from November 6, 2016 to May 6, 2017. Both male and female patients aged between 15-70 years were included in the study.
Results: Out of 150 patients, 134(90.6%) had depression, of which 61.3% had mild depression, 29.3% had moderate depression but none had severe depression.
Conclusion: Although, the frequency of depression was significantly higher in patients with Hepatitis C but most of them were of mild to moderate severity. Early psychiatric evaluation might help to improve their psychological well-being.

Key words: Depression, hepatitis C, HAM-D, interferon


 
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Fatima K, Ghani MU, Ali M, Bano K, Fatima B, Shahzad A. Frequency and severity of depression in patients with Hepatitis C. RMJ. 2019; 44(2): 255-258.


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Fatima K, Ghani MU, Ali M, Bano K, Fatima B, Shahzad A. Frequency and severity of depression in patients with Hepatitis C. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=23094 [Access: August 25, 2019].


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Fatima K, Ghani MU, Ali M, Bano K, Fatima B, Shahzad A. Frequency and severity of depression in patients with Hepatitis C. RMJ. 2019; 44(2): 255-258.



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Fatima K, Ghani MU, Ali M, Bano K, Fatima B, Shahzad A. Frequency and severity of depression in patients with Hepatitis C. RMJ. (2019), [cited August 25, 2019]; 44(2): 255-258.



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Fatima, K., Ghani, . M. U., Ali, . M., Bano, . K., Fatima, . B. & Shahzad, . A. (2019) Frequency and severity of depression in patients with Hepatitis C. RMJ, 44 (2), 255-258.



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Fatima, Kiran, Muhammad Usman Ghani, Muhammad Ali, Khadija Bano, Bilqees Fatima, and Aamir Shahzad. 2019. Frequency and severity of depression in patients with Hepatitis C. Rawal Medical Journal, 44 (2), 255-258.



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Fatima, Kiran, Muhammad Usman Ghani, Muhammad Ali, Khadija Bano, Bilqees Fatima, and Aamir Shahzad. "Frequency and severity of depression in patients with Hepatitis C." Rawal Medical Journal 44 (2019), 255-258.



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Fatima, Kiran, Muhammad Usman Ghani, Muhammad Ali, Khadija Bano, Bilqees Fatima, and Aamir Shahzad. "Frequency and severity of depression in patients with Hepatitis C." Rawal Medical Journal 44.2 (2019), 255-258. Print.



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Fatima, K., Ghani, . M. U., Ali, . M., Bano, . K., Fatima, . B. & Shahzad, . A. (2019) Frequency and severity of depression in patients with Hepatitis C. Rawal Medical Journal, 44 (2), 255-258.








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