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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY   Winter 2004 , Volume 9 , Number 3 (35); Page(s) 33 To 40.
 
Paper: 

THE PREVALENCE OF DEPRESSION IN THALASSEMIC PATIENTS IN THE CITY OF SARI

 
 
Author(s):  GHAFARI SARAVI V.*, ZARGHAMI M., EBRAHIMI E.
 
* MAZANDARAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH SERVICES, PASDARAN BLVD, BOOALI SINA HOSPITAL, SARI, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Objectives: Considering the high prevalence of thalassemia in Mazandaran province, this study evaluated the relationship between depression and major thalassemia.

Method: An anterograde cohort study was conducted on all thalassemic patients (86 girls and 79 boys) between the ages of 9 and 16 years old referred to Booali Sina Thalassemia Clinic. They were assessed by Children Depression Scale (CDS).

Findings: Level of depression was higher in thalassemic patients (14%) than in the control group (5.5%), even though the average score of depression in females of control group was higher than the thalassemic females.

Results: The prevalence of depression is remarkable in thalassemic patients.

 
Keyword(s): THALASSEMIA, DEPRESSION, SARI
 
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