Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
Hostname: page-component-544b6db54f-8tjh8 Total loading time: 0.182 Render date: 2021-10-21T06:47:40.839Z Has data issue: true Feature Flags: { "shouldUseShareProductTool": true, "shouldUseHypothesis": true, "isUnsiloEnabled": true, "metricsAbstractViews": false, "figures": true, "newCiteModal": false, "newCitedByModal": true, "newEcommerce": true, "newUsageEvents": true }

Article contents

Physical Status in Psychiatric Patients with Substance Abuse

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 April 2020

L. Fattah Moghaddam
Affiliation:
psychiatric nursing, Islamic Azad University Tehran Medical Scinces Branch, Tehran, Iran
F. Moeeny
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine and Surgery, Islamic Azad University Tehran Medical Scinces Branch, Tehran, Iran
H. Farahani
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University Tehran Medical Scinces Branch, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

HTML view is not available for this content. However, as you have access to this content, a full PDF is available via the ‘Save PDF’ action button.
Introduction

People who have a dual diagnosis of mental illness and co-morbid substance use face a challenge in maintaining their physical health as the effects of substance use compound the physical health issues associated with severe mental illness. So physical conditions in patients with dual diagnosis are one of the most important challenges in treatment of these patients.

Objectives and Aims

This cross sectional analytical-descriptive study aimed to evaluate the physical status of psychiatric patients with the history of substance abuse.

Method

263 psychiatric patients which referred to Razi Psychiatric Center of Tehran Iran in 2012-2013 were examined for physical health condition. This examination performed using physical examination, lab tests and Para clinical tests.

Results

findings showed more than half of psychiatric patients had substance abuse (57.41%). Male patients significantly abused more alcohol and narcotics than females (p<0.001%). The prevalence of physical problems in psychiatric patients with substance abuse was 53%, while this rate (35.7%) was statistically significant in other patients (p<0.005%). Results showed that prevalence of hemolytic and metabolic disease as well as renal and urethral disease is most frequent in these patients. However, there was no significant difference among prevalence of these diseases in psychiatric patients with substance abuse and those without history of substance abuse.

Conclusion

Regarding to the high prevalence of physical problems in psychiatric patients with substance abuse, it seems that the physical condition of them should be noticed as one of the priorities in clinical programs for this vulnerable group.

Type
Article: 1080
Copyright
Copyright © European Psychiatric Association 2015
Submit a response

Comments

No Comments have been published for this article.
You have Access

Send article to Kindle

To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

Physical Status in Psychiatric Patients with Substance Abuse
Available formats
×

Send article to Dropbox

To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

Physical Status in Psychiatric Patients with Substance Abuse
Available formats
×

Send article to Google Drive

To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

Physical Status in Psychiatric Patients with Substance Abuse
Available formats
×
×

Reply to: Submit a response

Please enter your response.

Your details

Please enter a valid email address.

Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *