International Journal of Psychiatry Research

Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A (2020)

Pattern of patients attending psychiatric OPD of a tertiary health care centre during the period of nationwide lockdown

Author(s):

Anju Moni Rabha, Kamala Deka, Pallab Kr Bhattacharjee, Dipjyoti Bora

Abstract:
Background: The Covid-19 pandemic has emerged as health concern including the mental health of the society.
Aim of the Study: The study aims to evaluate the patient pattern seeking help during this pandemic.
Setting and Design: Cross sectional study with a purposive sampling.
Materials and Methods: Forty-seven patients attending Psychiatry facility were assessed with ICD10, GAD-7 scale.
Statistical analysis: SPSS-20 software was use. Categorical variables were described using frequency/percentage. Continuous variables are described using mean, SD, range. P value of 0.05 was considered significant.
Results: Out of the total 47 patients, 27(57.4%) came with a first episode of psychiatric manifestation, whereas 20(42.6%) patients had previous episodes of psychiatric disease. 22(46.8%) patients presented with anxiety, 4(8.5%) with anxiety with predominant insomnia, 2(4.3%) presented with ATP, 1(2.1%) patient manifested with depression and 2(4.3%) patients came with dissociation disorder.
Conclusion: The present study suggests that patients with both previous psychiatric illness or without any psychiatric are equally vulnerable for psychological reactions during this pandemic.

Pages: 21-25  |  647 Views  255 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Anju Moni Rabha, Kamala Deka, Pallab Kr Bhattacharjee, Dipjyoti Bora. Pattern of patients attending psychiatric OPD of a tertiary health care centre during the period of nationwide lockdown. Int. J. Psychiatry Res. 2020;2(2):21-25.
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