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Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders in Patients with Diabetes Type 2
Sajjadi Alireza , Nour-Mohammad Bakhshani , Mehri Baghban-Haghighi , Roya Samadi , Kobra Lashkaripoor , Mansour Safarzai
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Children and Adolesent Health Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health services, Mashhad, Iran , nmbs14@yahoo.com
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Background: Psychiatric disorders are important complications of chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus.

Materials and method: In this descriptive study, 80 patients with diabetes type 2 referred to diabetes clinic of Zahedan in 2009. They were selected by simple randomized method, screened by General Health Questionnaire and assessed by psychiatric interview, if it was necessary.

Results: Totally, 67.5% required an interview and 43.75% were diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder. Major depression were more prevalent (13.5%) than adjustment disorders (15%).

Conclusion: High prevalence of depression and adjustment disorder in diabetic patients needs psychiatric assessment and treatment as the main part, in the diabetes clinics. [ZJRMS, 2012 14(1): 82-85]

Keywords: Diabetes, prevalence, psychiatric disorders
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Alireza S, Bakhshani N, Baghban-Haghighi M, Samadi R, Lashkaripoor K, Safarzai M. Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders in Patients with Diabetes Type 2. ZJRMS. 2012; 14 (1) :82-85
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