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Title: High frequency of unrecognized mental disorders in HCV-infected patients
Authors: Batista-Neves, Susana Carolina
Quarantini, Lucas C. [UNIFESP]
Almeida, Amanda Galvao de
Bressan, Rodrigo A. [UNIFESP]
Lacerda, Acioly Luiz [UNIFESP]
de-Oliveira, Irismar R.
Parana, Raymundo
Miranda-Scippa, Angela
Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA)
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Keywords: hepatitis C
psychiatric disorders
mental disorders
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2008
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Citation: General Hospital Psychiatry. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 30, n. 1, p. 80-82, 2008.
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.
ISSN: 0163-8343
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