A Comparative Study of Socio Demographic and Clinical Profiles in Patient with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Depression
American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2018, Pages: 99-103
Received: Sep. 8, 2018;
Accepted: Oct. 4, 2018;
Published: Oct. 23, 2018
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Jaisingh Raman, Department of Psychiatry, SRM Medical College & Research Centre, Tamilnadu, India
Sivabalan Elangovan, Department of Psychiatry, SRM Medical College & Research Centre, Tamilnadu, India
Thirunavukarasu Manickam, Department of Psychiatry, SRM Medical College & Research Centre, Tamilnadu, India
Introdution: Most often patients suffering from OCD also have depressive symptoms, which might be secondary to the OCD and its burden to the quality of life, or it might be independent to OCD. The same way Depression also has some obsessive manifestation. The presence of depressive symptoms is the important factors, which make patient with OCD as suicidal. Suicidal tendencies in OCD always correlated with severity of depressive symptoms. But in clinical settings, we most often missed to evaluate suicidal tendencies and other comorbidities of OCD. So this study mainly focuses on various socio demographic differences and clinical profiles of patient with OCD and depression. Materials and Methods: This is a case control study, 30 consecutive patients with OCD as well as 30 consecutive patients with depression, attending psychiatry department of Stanley Medical College Hospital included in this study as cases and controls. Then both cases and controls analyzed for socio demographic profile and clinical profile. RESULTS: Compared with patients with major depression, OCD patients are young (p=0.017), predominantly males (p=0.019), more educated (p=0.003) and more often associated with suicidal ideation (p=0.024) Conclusion: Obsessive-compulsive disorder most often has depressive manifestations. The comorbid depressive symptoms make patients with OCD with suicidal ideations. It is essential to look for depressive symptoms in OCD in order to prevent suicidal attempts.
A Comparative Study of Socio Demographic and Clinical Profiles in Patient with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Depression, American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience.
Vol. 6, No. 4,
2018, pp. 99-103.
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