International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Doctoral Thesis | Psychiatry | India | Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023

Incidence of Psychiatric Morbidities among Patients with Diabetes at a Tertiary Healthcare Centre: An Observational Study

Nikunj Gokani | Prince [43]

Abstract: Introduction: Over the years, several scholars have expressed a strong interest in the relationship between psychiatric and diabetes. Mental health, a significant aspect of this concern, has gained prominence in recent years, particularly in the context of chronic mental illnesses. Effective sugar control plays a crucial role, as poor management may contribute to or worsen psychiatric morbidities. The increased prevalence of psychiatric illnesses in diabetic patients underscores the importance of assessing the impact of comorbid conditions in individuals with diabetes, yielding meaningful clinical insights. Materials and methods: A single centric cross-sectional observational study conducted on 375 patients with Diabetes Mellitus with HbA1C value range 6.5% to 8% only, who presented to the Inpatient and Outpatient department of a tertiary hospital in Maharashtra between October 2018 to September 2020 and who were aged above 18 years were included in this cross-sectional study. Results: The mean age of the participants was 55.04 years (?12.894). Majority (77.9%) of participants did not have any psychiatric morbidity. Major depressive disorder was present in 37 (9.90%) participants according to MINI interview. Out of which 32 patients had severity to be mild and only 5 patients to be of moderate severity Major depressive disorder. Conclusion: The identified prevalence of psychiatric morbidities highlights the diverse spectrum of mental health challenges faced by individuals with diabetes. The study's demographic insights provide a nuanced understanding of the sociodemographic factors associated with it.

Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus, Psychiatric Morbidities, Major Depressive Disorder

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023,

Pages: 294 - 297

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