Volume 9, Issue 3 (3-2004)                   IJPCP 2004, 9(3): 33-40 | Back to browse issues page

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Ghaffari Saravi V, Zarghmi M, Ebrahimi E. The Prevalence of Depression in Thalassemic Patients in the City of Sari. IJPCP. 2004; 9 (3) :33-40
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-172-en.html
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Objectives: Consideringthe high prevalence of thalassemia in Mazandaran province, this study evalu- ated 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 thalasse- mic females.

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


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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/08/25 | Published: 2004/03/15

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