Sociodemographic features and psychiatric diagnosis of the patients who referred to an East Anatolian city hospital's psychiatry polyclinic during one year period
Oyekcin, D.G. (2008) Sociodemographic features and psychiatric diagnosis of the patients who referred to an East Anatolian city hospital's psychiatry polyclinic during one year period. Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry, 9 (1). pp. 39-43.
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Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the sociodemographic features, psychiatric diagnosis of the patients who attempted to Erzincan Government Hospital’s Psychiatry Policlinic during one year period. Methods: In between January 2006-2007 the data was collected from the outpatient file records of 1073 from a total of 1378 outpatients. Results: 67.4% (n=723) of the patients were female, 32.6% (n=350) male with a mean age of 39.9±14.3 year, mean education period of 6.06±3.87 years. DSM-IV-TR diagnosis of the outpatients were as follows; 28.1% (n=302) mood disorders, 26.9% (n=289) anxiety disorders, 15.0% (n=161) somatoform disorders, 11.2% (n=120) psychotic disorders, 2.5% (n=27) mental retardation, 1.3% (n=14) alcohol dependency, 0.4% (n=4) personality disorders. Somatoform disorders, anxiety disorders and mood disorders were higher in females while psychotic disorders, personality disorders and alcohol dependency were higher in males. Marriage rates were lower in psychotic disorder and mental retardation group. There were statistically significant differences between the diagnostic groups with regards to education levels, age and attendance frequency. The education levels were the lowest in psychotic and somatoform groups. Discussion: In this study most of the applicants were female. Mood disorders, anxiety disorders and somatoform disorders were determined as the most common diagnosis. Non-diagnosed group rate were higher from the other researches.
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