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Beyraghi N, Tonekaboni S, Vakili G. Anxiety and depression in patients admitted in cardiac care unit, Taleghanihospital, Tehran, Iran, 2003. hmj. 2006; 9 (4) :261-264
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-271-en.html
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Introduction: There is a significant co-action between psychiatric disorders and cardiac diseases. Management of psychiatric disorders in cardiac disease patients can lead to promotion of life quality and reduction in treatment costs. The aim of this study was investigating the frequency of anxiety and depression in cardiac disease patients and also the effect of treatment of these psychic disorders on cardiovascular patients after their admission in Taleghani hospital cardiac ward.
Methods: In this cross sectional study, we evaluated 50 cardiac patients for depression and anxiety in three consecutive surveys by hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS). The treatment status and psychiatric referral rate was also assessed. The results were presented using descriptive statistics.
Results: The prevalence of depressive and anxiety symptoms were 72% and 90%, respectively. Tricyclic antidepressants were prescribed for 14% and benzodiazepines for 30% of patients. While 14 patients were treated by anti depressant medications, only one psychiatric consultation was requested.
Conclusion: This study confirms the high prevalence of depressive and anxiety symptoms among hospitalized cardiac patients. We need to develop collaboration and liaison activities for managing these comorbidities
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/10/23

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