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| Published: September 25, 2015

Un-Diagnosed Depression with Suicidal Ideation/Intent among Patients Visiting Medical OPD: Depression in Disguise

Haleema Khatoon

Clinical Psychologist, Institute of Psychiatry & WHO Collaborating Centre, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi. Pakistan. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Humaira Khalid

Clinical Psychologist, Institute of Psychiatry & WHO Collaborating Centre, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi. Pakistan. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Manal Fatima

Clinical Psychologist, Institute of Psychiatry & WHO Collaborating Centre, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi. Pakistan. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Fareed Aslam Minhas

Professor of Psychiatry, Head Institute of Psychiatry & WHO Collaborating Centre, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.085/20150204

DOI: 10.25215/0204.085

ABSTRACT

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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Haleema Khatoon @ haleema.khatoon786@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.085/20150204

DOI: 10.25215/0204.085

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 4, July-September, 2015

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