alexa High frequency of unrecognized mental disorders in HCV-infected patients.
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Advances in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety

Author(s): BatistaNeves SC, Quarantini LC, de Almeida AG, Bressan RA, Lacerda AL,

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Abstract OBJECTIVE: This study indexed the frequency of psychiatric disorders among hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients. METHOD: HCV-infected patients treated at a university hospital in the northeastern region of Brazil were evaluated in a cross-sectional study using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview. RESULTS: Ninety HCV-infected outpatients were included in the study and 44 (49\%) had at least one psychiatric diagnosis. Among the 26 patients (59.1\%) with a current psychiatric morbidity, 22 (84.6\%) had gone undiagnosed. CONCLUSIONS: HCV-infected patients have a high frequency of unrecognized psychiatric comorbidity. This article was published in Gen Hosp Psychiatry and referenced in Advances in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety

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