High frequency of unrecognized mental disorders in HCV-infected patients

High frequency of unrecognized mental disorders in HCV-infected patients

Author Batista-Neves, Susana Carolina Google Scholar
Quarantini, Lucas C. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Almeida, Amanda Galvao de Google Scholar
Bressan, Rodrigo A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Lacerda, Acioly Luiz Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
de-Oliveira, Irismar R. Google Scholar
Parana, Raymundo Google Scholar
Miranda-Scippa, Angela Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA)
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Objective: This study indexed the frequency of psychiatric disorders among hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients.Method: HCV-infected patients treated at a university hospital in the northeastern region of Brazil were evaluated in a cross-sectional study using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview.Results: Ninety HCV-infected outpatients were included in the study and 44 (49%) had at least one psychiatric diagnosis. Among the 26 patients (59.1%) with a current psychiatric morbidity, 22 (84.6%) had gone undiagnosed.Conclusions: HCV-infected patients have a high frequency of unrecognized psychiatric comorbidity. (c) 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords hepatitis C
psychiatric disorders
mental disorders
comorbidity
underdiagnosis
Language English
Date 2008-01-01
Published in General Hospital Psychiatry. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 30, n. 1, p. 80-82, 2008.
ISSN 0163-8343 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 80-82
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2007.08.014
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000252306800014
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/30282

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