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A Hospital Based Study of Psychiatric Co-morbidity in Cases of Dengue in West U.P. Rural Hospital


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1 Department of Psychiatry, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur, India
2 Department of Pathology, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur, India
3 Department of Medicine, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur, UP, India
     

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Introduction: Dengue fever is caused by dengue virus and transmitted by Aedes mosquito, is an acute febrile condition. Psychiatric manifestation is seen in large number of patients.

Aim: This study was targeted to establish psychological disturbances seen in acute and Follow up cases of dengue fever. It can be helpful in managing such cases efficiently.

Material&Methods: 60 consecutive dengue patients who were admitted in sarawathi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur from June 2012- October 2012 was studied for the psychological disturbance. It also assessed the progression of symptoms with the progression of disease.

Results: out of 60 patients, approximately 85% presented fear of death, 75% patients presented with anxiety and needed mild anxiolytic medicines. Depression and panic reaction was very common.

Conclusion: Phobic and anxiety symptoms are very common initial presentation. But gradually subsides. By the end of 4week, maximum symptoms subsides and patient gets relief.Depression can continue for longer period.


Keywords

Dengue Fever, Phobia, Hallucination, Panic
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Authors

Prakash Chandra
Department of Psychiatry, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur, India
Sangita Singh
Department of Pathology, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur, India
Anil Kem
Department of Medicine, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur, UP, India

Abstract


Introduction: Dengue fever is caused by dengue virus and transmitted by Aedes mosquito, is an acute febrile condition. Psychiatric manifestation is seen in large number of patients.

Aim: This study was targeted to establish psychological disturbances seen in acute and Follow up cases of dengue fever. It can be helpful in managing such cases efficiently.

Material&Methods: 60 consecutive dengue patients who were admitted in sarawathi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur from June 2012- October 2012 was studied for the psychological disturbance. It also assessed the progression of symptoms with the progression of disease.

Results: out of 60 patients, approximately 85% presented fear of death, 75% patients presented with anxiety and needed mild anxiolytic medicines. Depression and panic reaction was very common.

Conclusion: Phobic and anxiety symptoms are very common initial presentation. But gradually subsides. By the end of 4week, maximum symptoms subsides and patient gets relief.Depression can continue for longer period.


Keywords


Dengue Fever, Phobia, Hallucination, Panic