Neuropsychiatric Morbidity in a Beggars' Colony

Sharma, PSVN (1985) Neuropsychiatric Morbidity in a Beggars' Colony. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 27 (4). pp. 303-310.

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A begger's colony where a neuropsychiatric extension clinic is being run by NIMHANS, Bangalore, was selected for this study wherein 78 neuropsychiatrically ill inmates and 85 well ones were examined and diagnosed as per I.C.D.-9 and followed up on treatment. A period prevalence of 131.09/1000 serious neuropsychiatric morbidity was found with psychoses, mental retardation and epilepsy being more frequent than in general population studies. Findings in this study, point towards a need for reaching neuropsychiatric care to this section of society, and also confirm the association of certain social factors with serious morbidity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2013 04:27
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