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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-50

Psychiatric Disorders in Non - Ulcer Dyspepsia


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 576 119, Karnataka, India
2 (Formerly) Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal -576 119, Karnataka, India
3 (Formerly) Resident in Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 576 119, Karnataka, India
4 Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 576 119, Karnataka, India

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John P Alexander
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 576 119, Karnataka
India
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Systematic studies of psychiatric disorders in non -ulcer dyspepsia are rare. The aim of the present study was to find out the nature and prevalence of psychiatric morbidity in non-ulcer dyspepsia. Thirty three patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia and thirty with duodenal ulcer were assessed for psychiatric morbidity with the help of the regular version of the SADS, and diagnosed according to DSM-IIIR criteria. Non-ulcer dyspepsia was defined precisely and investigators who made the psychiatric diagnosis were blind to the gastroenterological diagnosis. In the non-ulcer dyspepsia group, 69.7% of patients had psychiatric morbidity, compared to 26.7% in the ulcer group. The difference between the two groups in the frequency of psychiatric morbidity was statistically significant. Dysthymic disorder (39.4%) was the most frequent psychiatric disorder in the non-ulcer dyspepsia group.



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