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Psychiatric morbidity in patients with transverse myelitis and stroke: A comparison.
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PMID:  23439765     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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BACKGROUND: Psychiatric morbidity may be highly prevalent in transverse myelitis (TM), but data on this aspect are limited.
AIM: To assess psychiatric morbidity in a clinical sample of patients with idiopathic TM compared to patients with a recent stroke.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients with idiopathic TM and stroke (30 each) underwent two-stage screening with the General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ-12) and Structured Clinical Interview for Axis I DSM-IV Disorders - Clinician Version (SCID I-CV), and ratings of depression, disability levels, and cognitive impairment.
RESULTS: Seventy percent of the patients with TM scored above the cut-off on the GHQ; 30% had a positive diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder. Major depression (17%) was the commonest psychiatric disorder. Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) scores indicated cognitive impairment in 23% of patients with TM. Higher GHQ-12 scores were associated with greater disability. These results were similar to those obtained among patients with stroke.
CONCLUSION: A high prevalence of psychological distress and psychiatric morbidity was found in idiopathic TM. This morbidity was associated with greater disability.
Authors:
Raman Baweja; Ajit Avasthi; Subho Chakrabarti; Sudesh Prabhakar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of psychiatry     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0019-5545     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-26     Completed Date:  2013-02-27     Revised Date:  2013-04-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0013255     Medline TA:  Indian J Psychiatry     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-62     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
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