Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
GASCON, Maria Rita Polo et al. Prevalence of depression and anxiety disorders in hospitalized patients at the dermatology clinical ward of a university hospital. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2012, vol.87, n.3, pp.403-407. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962012000300008.
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of depression and anxiety disorders in hospitalized patients at the dermatology ward at a university hospital in São Paulo, Brazil. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders in hospitalized patients at the dermatology ward at a university hospital in São Paulo. METHOD: A total of 75 patients, men and women, aged between 18 and 76 years, took part in the research. The study employed a descriptive, cross sectional and correlational method. The data was collected by means of a social demographic questionnaire and the PRIME-MD. RESULTS: It was found that 45.3 percent of the subjects presented with depressive symptoms, and 52 percent presented with symptoms of anxiety and that this survey showed moderate and high significant correlations (p<0,01; r= 0,616) for depression and anxiety. CONCLUSION: These facts could evidence the relationship between physical and psyche, just as the literature presents.
Keywords : anxiety; depression; dermatology; epidemiology; psychology.