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NYS. 2015; 53(2): 14-22


THE PSYCHIATRIC PROFILE OF CHRONIC PRURITUS PATIENTS

OĞUZ AKMAN, FATMA ÖZLEM ORHAN, PERİHAN ÖZTÜRK, ALİ ÖZER, YASEMİN AKMAN, MEHMET FATİH KARAASLAN.

Abstract
Objective: Itching, or pruritus, is an uncomfortable sensation leading to the urge to scratch, and it is the most common symptom in skin diseases. Chronic pruritus may be seen in many skin and systemic diseases as well as in psychiatric disorders. The aim of the present study was to investigate itching features, psychiatric disorders, and depressive symptoms of patients with chronic pruritus due to reasons other than primary skin diseases or systemic diseases that may cause itching.
Method: 126 patients with chronic pruritus were included in the study. Sociodemographic data and disease-related features were recorded on a form. Psychiatric diagnoses were established based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV-Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) criteria, using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV, Clinical Version (SCID-I/CV). The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) was applied.
Results: Of the chronic pruritus patients, 70.6% had psychiatric disorders ranging from one to three. The most common psychiatric disorders were depressive disorders, with a rate of 34.1%. The generalized itching and BDI scores were significantly higher in patients with a psychiatric diagnosis as compared to those without (p

Key words: Chronic pruritus, psychiatric disorder, depressive symptoms



KRONİK PRURİTUS HASTALARINDA PSİKİYATRİK PROFİL

Özet
Amaç: Kaşıntı ya da pruritus, kaşıma isteğine neden olan rahatsızlık verici duyu olup, deri hastalıkları içinde en sık görülen semptomdur. Kronik pruritus, birçok deri ve sistemik hastalıklarda görülebildiği gibi psikiyatrik bozukluklarda da görülebilmektedir. Bu çalışmadaki amaç; birincil deri hastalıkları ve kaşıntıya sebep olabilecek sistemik hastalıklar hariç tutulan kronik prurituslu hastalarda kaşıntının özellikleri, psikiyatrik bozuklukları ve depresif belirtileri araştırmaktır.
Yöntem: Çalışmamıza 126 kronik prurituslu hasta alındı. Hastaların sosyodemografik verilerini ve hastalığıyla ilgili özelliklerini içeren form dolduruldu. DSM-IV-TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV-Text Revision) tanı ve değerlendirme sistemine göre SCID-I/CV (Structered Clinical Interview for DSM-IV, Clinical Version) uygulanarak psikiyatrik tanılar araştırıldı. Beck Depresyon Envanteri (BDE) uygulandı.
Bulgular: Kronik prurituslu hastaların %70.6'sında 1-3 arası değişen sayılarda psikiyatrik bozukluklar saptandı. En sık görülen psikiyatrik bozukluklar ise %34.1 ile depresif bozukluklar olarak tespit edilmiştir. Psikiyatrik tanı alan grupta jeneralize kaşıntı ve BDE puanları, psikiyatrik tanı almayan gruba göre anlamlı derecede yüksek saptandı (p

Anahtar Kelimeler: Kronik pruritus, psikiyatrik bozukluk, depresif belirtiler



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