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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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Article Type : Research Article

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

Volume : 5

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2455-8559

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Article First Page : 31

Article End Page : 34


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.

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