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RMJ. 2020; 45(3): 534-536

Frequency of depression in patients with stable angina

Javaid Ur Rehman, Asifullah Khattak Asif, Jehangir Ali Shah, Ghazanfer Ali Shah, Mahesh Kumar, Noor Fraz Faraz.

Objective: To determine frequency of depression in patients with stable angina in outpatients department of our institution.
Methodology:This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at Cardiology unit, Town Teaching Hospital, Kabir Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan from Jan 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017. It included 200 patients with stable angina. DSM-5 was used to diagnose depression. Presence or absence of depression in was recorded.
Results:We found that 69.5% with stable angina were suffering from depression. Female were more affected than males. Age range 40-60 years wore more affected.
Conclusion: There is a high frequency of depression in patients with stable angina and clinicians must screen these patients regularly for depression.

Key words: Depression, DSM, angina.

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