Study of psychiatric morbidity of patients attending free mental health check up camp, Simara, Bara district of Nepal

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  • CP Sedain Department of Psychiatry, Chitwan Medical College Bharatpur, Chitwan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v2i1.8572

Keywords:

diagnosis profile, socio-demographic characteristics, BPAD

Abstract

Introduction: Maryknoll Nepal has been running community mental health clinics different part of the country. The aim of the study was to find out psychiatric morbidity of patients attending Maryknoll free check up clinic Simara, Bara district of Nepal.

Methods: A prospective cross-sectional study comprised of all consecutive patients attending Maryknoll free check up clinic Simara, Bara district, Nepal. All the patients attending the free clinics were taken as cases. The study was conducted in January 2009. Demographic data and disease profile of 87 patients attending the clinic were analyzed. The ratios and proportions were used for statistical analysis.

Results: Data from Simara free mental health clinic shows that the male to female ratio was 0.55:0.44.The age group 30-39(N-25, 28.74%) followed by age group 20-29 (N-19, 21.84%) was the commonest. The farmer were (N-49, 56.31 %) the most common visitor. The highest number of cases were depressive disorder (N-16, 18.93 %) followed by mania/BPAD (N-14, 16.09 %) and Schizophrenia (N-12, 13.73 %).

Conclusion: The commonest incidence of psychiatric illness attending the free clinic is depressive disorder and mania/BPAD.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v2i1.8572

J Psychiatrists’ Association of Nepal Vol .2, No.1, 2013 30-34

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2013-09-05

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Sedain, C. (2013). Study of psychiatric morbidity of patients attending free mental health check up camp, Simara, Bara district of Nepal. Journal of Psychiatrists’ Association of Nepal, 2(1), 30–34. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v2i1.8572

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