Abstract: Background: The psychopathological and clinical characteristics of adult patients with epilepsy attending our neurology clinic was evaluated to determine prevalence of psychopathology and its associated factors towards improving services and initiating collaborative care which is currently non-existent.Methods: The study was a 2 stage procedure conducted over one year using the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) in the first stage and Schedule for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (SCAN) in the second stage. Diagnosis of psychiatric disorders was based on ICD-10 criteria.Results: Sixty-three patients were interviewed. Mean age was 34.43±13.7 years; more than half of the patients had less than one seizure episode per month

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Abstract: Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders among inpatients and the relationship between sociodemographic factors, medical illnesses and treatments.Methods: In the present study, we selected 650 inpatients from all clinics except psychiatry and pediatrics in a general hospital by a simple random sampling method. Based on the exclusion criteria, 57 patients were excluded.

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Abstract: Objective: The objective was to determine the current prevalence of Axis I and Axis II psychiatric diagnoses in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).Method: The study sample included 73 patients with PCOS and 73 control subjects. Psychiatric disorders were determined by structured clinical interviews.Results: The rate of any Axis I psychiatric disorder (28.8% vs. 15.1%), social phobia (13.7% vs

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