Assessing the Major Life Events, Anxiety and Depression among Patients with Non-Cardiac Chest Pain
Author(s): Anshul Ramesh and Nambi S*
The psychological attributes, quality of life, etiological understanding and pathways of care of patients with a non-cardiac chest pain. Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM D), and Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM A) would be used to assess anxiety and depression. HADS was used to screen for Depression and Anxiety. Those with neither Anxiety nor Depression were excluded and the remaining patients were administered HAM–D, HAM–A, PSLES, MSPSS & WHOQOL. In the present study of a psychiatric disorder in patients that were diagnosed with a chest pain, that’s non–cardiac in nature by using a MINI International Neuropsychiatric Interview. The diagnostic criteria were taken from ICD–10.Panic disorder was found to be present in 23% of the patients. MAD, Mild Depressive Disorder & Moderate Depressive Disorder was found to be present in 14% of the patients. GAD was found to be present in 11% of the patients. Dysthymia was found to be present in 9% of the patients & Adjustment Disorder & Somatization Disorder was found to be present in 6% of the patients. Severe Depressive Disorder was found to be present in 3% of the patients.