| Published: September 25, 2015
Un-Diagnosed Depression with Suicidal Ideation/Intent among Patients Visiting Medical OPD: Depression in Disguise
Objective: This study was aimed to calculate the prevalence rate of suicide among the patients who regularly visit medical outdoor with psychosomatic complaints. Method: We have selected 750 patients around the country and screened them for depression and suicide. Result: Data shows that the prevalence of suicide is 14.7% per 10,000 persons and rate of depression is 21.8% per 10,000 persons. Preliminary analysis shows the significant correlation between the variables (0.284**), descriptive statistical analysis yielded gender (0.00), age (0.02) and employment (0.05) as a significant contributing factors towards suicide behavior. Conclusion: It is verdict that the health professionals should have in-depth consideration to the symptoms and should investigate about the patients’ psychological well-being.
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© 2015 I H Khatoon, H Khalid, M Fatima, F Minhas
Received: July 03, 2015; Revision Received: August 07, 2015; Accepted: September 25, 2015
Published in Volume 02, Issue 4, July-September, 2015