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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 266-273

Geropsychiatric Morbidity in Rural Uttar Pradesh

1 Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, KG's Medical College, Lucknow, India
2 Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, KG's Medical College, Lucknow, India

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S C Tiwari
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, KG's Medical College, Lucknow
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In a specific geographical area an estimate of prevalence of psychiatric morbidility was done. The sample was divided into geriatric population-psychiatrically ill and non-ill, and non-geriatric psychiatrically ill-field based population; the last group was compared with a similar hospital based sample. The total prevalence of psychiatric illness in geriatric group was 42.21%, and neurotic depression, MDP-depressed and anxiety state were most prevalent. To no single factor could be a definitive role, such as diagnostic, etiological, therapeutic or preventive, could be attributed.



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