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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
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Abstract

NAME OF MANUSCRIPT: STUDY OF PSYCHIATRIC COMORBIDITY IN ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE SYNDROME. A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY

Dr. Dinesh Dutt Sharma, Dr. Kamal Parkash*, Dr. Ramesh Kumar

ABSTRACT

Background: To assess psychiatric comorbidities in patients of alcohol dependence syndrome. Method: All the patients of alcohol dependence syndrome attending psychiatric Out Patient Department for alcohol de-addiction were screened. Those fulfilling the inclusion criteria were included in the study. A detailed evaluation was done for socio-demographic variables and history of drug using semi-structured proforma prepared for the study. Diagnosis of alcohol dependence syndrome was made according to DSM-V-TR criteria. The patients were seen for co-morbid psychiatric illness by applying Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-V-TR I & II (SCID I & II). Results: Out of the 50 patients 36 (72.0%) were found to have comorbid psychiatric illness. Axis I and Axis II comorbidity was found in 72.0% and 6.0% of the samples, respectively. Patients of cluster A & B personality were equally distributed in the sample. Patients with more than one comorbidity accounted for 40.0% of the sample. Conclusion: Psychiatric comorbidity in alcohol dependence syndrome was very high. Number of comorbid diagnoses in a person may as high as three.

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