A review of comorbid disorders with PTSD in psychiatric centers in Tehran between 2009-2010
International Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences,
Vol. 1 No. 1 (2014),
8 October 2014
Introduction: Vulnerability has an important role in PTSD, which can be either genetic or acquisitive. According to research, the disorder coexists simultaneously with at least another psychiatric disorder and can be a disorder comorbid with a predictive factor, which influences the process from afflicting to medication. This study was performed to determine PTSD accompanying disorders in the patients referring to psychiatric centers in Tehran between 2009-2010.
Methods: A total of 71 patients referring to psychiatric centers were examined for the co-occurring symptoms and disorders through questionnaires after initial interview, DSM-IV-TR criteria, and PTSD diagnosis.
Results: 78.9% of the studied group was female and 21.1% was male. 39.4% of patients had acute PTSD, 60.5% chronic PTSD, and 93% had at least one other disease simultaneously.
Conclusion: Insomnia, depression, and anxiety are the most important co-occurring diseases, and physiological symptoms are the most common symptoms of the disorder.
Declaration of Interest: None.
Keywords: Symptoms, Comorbidity, Posttraumatic stress disorder.
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