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Telangana Journal of Psychiatry

Association between symptoms of unipolar depression and metabolic syndrome in a tertiary care hospital

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Author Details : Md Munnawar S Hussain, Raj Kumar Lenin Singh, Amol Patange*, Ningombam Heramani Singh, Thingbaijam Bihari Singh

Volume : 5, Issue : 1, Year : 2019

Article Page : 31-34

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Introduction: Depression is associated with increased physical co-morbid conditions. The results of previous studies on the relationship between symptoms of depression and metabolic syndrome are weak.
Objectives: Hence this study was designed to assess the frequency of metabolic syndrome in unipolar depressive patients and its association with the symptoms of unipolar depression.
Materials and Methods: A total of 64 patients with unipolar depression, diagnosed according to ICD 10 guidelines were included consecutively. Spearman’s correlation was performed to find the association.
Results: 23.4% of unipolar depression patients had metabolic syndrome. Our study did not reveal any significant association between the symptoms of unipolar depression and metabolic syndrome.
Conclusion: Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in depression is low and symptoms of depression are not associated with metabolic syndrome.

Keywords: Metabolic syndrome, Unipolar depression, ICD-10.

Doi : 10.18231/j.tjp.2019.007

How to cite : Hussain M M S, Singh R K L, Patange A, Singh N H, Singh T B, Association between symptoms of unipolar depression and metabolic syndrome in a tertiary care hospital. Telangana J Psychiatry 2019;5(1):31-34

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