Psychiatric morbidity in pulmonary tuberculosis
Yadav, B.S.; Jain, S.C.; Sharma, G.; Mehrotra, M.L. and Kumar, Aditya (1980) Psychiatric morbidity in pulmonary tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 27 (4). pp. 167-171.
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Two hundred and seventy two patients of Pulmonary Tuberculosis (with positive sputum) contacting T.JB. Demonstration and Training Centre cum Chest Institute, Agra and selected through a specified sampling procedure were subjected to detailed psychiatric screening. Those suspected to be suffering from a psychiatric condition were assessed by a second psychiatrist for diagnostic reliability, highly patients were found to be suffering from a psychiatric condition in addition to pulmonary tuberculosis giving a psychiatric morbidity rate of 294.12 per thousand, which is much higher than the ratAes in the general population of comparable age-group as found in various studies. Psychiatric break down was more frequent among those patients who had concomitant physical illnesses, special strains and severe anxieties and were housewives than their counterparts.
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