||Yadav BS, Jain SC, Sharma G, Mehrotra ML & Aditya
||Psychiatric morbidity in pulmonary tuberculosis.
||INDIAN J TB 1980, 27, 167-171.
Two hundred and seventy two patients with pulmonary
TB (with positive sputum) contacting the TB Demonstration and Training
Centre cum Chest Institute, Agra and selected through a specified
sampling procedure, were subjected to detailed psychiatric screening.
Those suspected to be suffering from a psychiatric condition were
assessed by a second psychiatrist for diagnostic reliability. Eighty
patients were found to be suffering from a psychiatric condition
in addition to pulmonary TB giving a psychiatric morbidity rate
of 294.12 per thousand, which was much higher than the rates in
the general population of comparable age group as found in various
studies. When compared to their counterparts, psychiatric break
down was more frequent among those patients who had concomitant
physical illnesses, special strains and severe anxieties and, those
who were housewives.
|KEYWORDS: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY; MORBIDITY; COGNITION;