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Somatic diseases concomitant with neurotic disorders in the group of patients treated at the Neurosis Ward of the 1st Clinic of Psychiatric Diseases and Neurotic Disorders, Medical University of Gdańsk in 2000-2003

Hubert Wichowicz, Anna Banaś, Maria Gałuszko, Katarzyna Jakuszkowiak, Katarzyna Spychalska-Kupper, Mariusz Wiglusz
Psychiatria 2005;2(3):161-166.

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Vol 2, No 3 (2005)
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Published online: 2005-09-27

Abstract

Introduction. There is a significant co-morbidity of somatic and mental disorders in patients treated by family doctors and other specialists.
Material and methods. The group of patients diagnosed according to ICD-10 as ,,neurotic, connected with stress and somatoform disorders” were investigated at Neurotic Ward at Medical University in Gdańsk in 2000-2003. Number of patients: 117. Average age: 39.9 ± 11.0 years. Women: 90 (76.9%), average age: 40.9 ± 10.8 years. Men: 27 (23.1%), average age: 36.2 ± 10.9 years.
Results. The comorbid somatic disorders occured in 57 patients (48.1%). There were 41 women (45.6%) free from any somatic disorders, 21 women (23.3%) had one somatic disorder, 14 women (15.6%) had two, 10 women (11.1%) had three and 4 women had four or more comorbid somatic disorders. In the group of men, there were 19 patients without any somatic disorders (70.4%), 4 patients (14.8) had one or two comorbid somatic disorders respectively.
Conclusions. The incidence of comorbidity of neurotic and somatic disorders was not higher than in general population of Poland. The most common comorbidity of neurotic nad somatic disorders was observed for neurological and gastrointestinal disorders.

Abstract

Introduction. There is a significant co-morbidity of somatic and mental disorders in patients treated by family doctors and other specialists.
Material and methods. The group of patients diagnosed according to ICD-10 as ,,neurotic, connected with stress and somatoform disorders” were investigated at Neurotic Ward at Medical University in Gdańsk in 2000-2003. Number of patients: 117. Average age: 39.9 ± 11.0 years. Women: 90 (76.9%), average age: 40.9 ± 10.8 years. Men: 27 (23.1%), average age: 36.2 ± 10.9 years.
Results. The comorbid somatic disorders occured in 57 patients (48.1%). There were 41 women (45.6%) free from any somatic disorders, 21 women (23.3%) had one somatic disorder, 14 women (15.6%) had two, 10 women (11.1%) had three and 4 women had four or more comorbid somatic disorders. In the group of men, there were 19 patients without any somatic disorders (70.4%), 4 patients (14.8) had one or two comorbid somatic disorders respectively.
Conclusions. The incidence of comorbidity of neurotic and somatic disorders was not higher than in general population of Poland. The most common comorbidity of neurotic nad somatic disorders was observed for neurological and gastrointestinal disorders.
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Keywords

neurotic disorders; somatic comorbidity

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Title

Somatic diseases concomitant with neurotic disorders in the group of patients treated at the Neurosis Ward of the 1st Clinic of Psychiatric Diseases and Neurotic Disorders, Medical University of Gdańsk in 2000-2003

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 2, No 3 (2005)

Article type

Research paper

Pages

161-166

Published online

2005-09-27

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2005;2(3):161-166.

Keywords

neurotic disorders
somatic comorbidity

Authors

Hubert Wichowicz
Anna Banaś
Maria Gałuszko
Katarzyna Jakuszkowiak
Katarzyna Spychalska-Kupper
Mariusz Wiglusz

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