Clinical Profile of Patients Brought Under Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry A Hospital Based Study


Authors : AJAZ A SUHAFF; SAJID M WANI; ABDUL M GANIA; ABDUL W KHAN; NIZAM-UD-DIN; M. ABRAR; BILAL AHMAD TELI

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 1 - January

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Aims and objectives. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical profile of patients brought under Consultation-liaison psychiatry in a general care hospital. Materials and Methods: The present study was a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted in Sher-eKashmir Institute of Medical Sciences which is multispecialty teaching institution. The study was carried out for a period of one year from December 2018 to December 2019. The study population comprised of inpatients as well as outpatients referred for psychiatric consultation from other departments. The semistructured pro forma was made. The cases were evaluated and diagnoses were made as per the International Classification of Diseases-10 (ICD-10) criteria. Results: In our study total no. of patients were 232, out of these patients majority of the patients were males, majority of the patients 44 (18.96%) were referred from plastic surgery and general medicine, most common reason among referred patients was depressive symptoms, Majority of the patients had diagnosis of depressive disorder followed by Delirium. Conclusion: Our study illustrates the importance of Psychiatric consultation for various other departments in a hospital setting. A multi-disciplinary approach should be encouraged for the management of patients who attend general hospitals, in order to facilitate early recognition and management of psychiatric problems

Keywords : Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Depression, Delirium. Referral.

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