Background: Diabetes mellitus is a non-communicable metabolic derangement afflicting several millions of individuals globally. Comorbidity of diabetes and psychiatric disorders can present in different patterns. Hence; the present study was undertaken for assessing the prevalence of psychiatric illness among diabetics. Materials & methods: A total of 200 diabetic patients who reported to the department of internal medicine were enrolled for the present study. Blood samples were obtained from all the patients and were sent to lobotomy for assessing the blood glucose and HbA1c levels. Complete demographic details of all the patients were obtained. A self-framed questionnaire was used for obtaining the demographic details and analyzing the presence of psychiatric illness among these patients. All the results were recorded in Microsoft excel sheet and were analyzed by SPSS software. Results: Psychiatric illness was found to be present in 28 percent of the patients (56 patients). In the present study, majority of the diabetic patients with psychiatric illness were having educational status Among 56 diabetic patients with psychiatric illness, in 67.89 percent of the patients, course of psychiatric illness was progressive in nature. Conclusion:Early identification of psychiatric illness among diabetic patients is crucial since it might affect prognosis and outcome of therapeutic treatment therapy
Key words: Diabetes, Psychiatric illness
Received: 15 March, 2019 Revised: 10 July 2019 Accepted: 28 July 2019
Corresponding author: Dr. Malay Kant Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Career Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow, UP
This article may be cited as: Singh MK. Assessment of prevalence of psychiatric illness among diabetics. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(8): 72-74.