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Title: Frequency of mental disturbances in HTLV-1 patients in the state of Bahia, Brazil.
Authors: Carvalho, André Gordilho Joaquim de
Phileto, Ana Verena Galvão
Lima, Nana Santos
Jesus, Rogério Santos
Castro Filho, Bernardo Galvão
Lima, Manuela Garcia
Affilliation: Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública. Centro Integrativo e Multidisciplinar de HTLV e Hepatites Virais. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública. Centro Integrativo e Multidisciplinar de HTLV e Hepatites Virais. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública. Centro Integrativo e Multidisciplinar de HTLV e Hepatites Virais. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Sanatório São Paulo. São Paulo, SP. Brasil
Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública. Centro Integrativo e Multidisciplinar de HTLV e Hepatites Virais. Salvador, BA, Brasil / Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisa Gonçalo Moniz. Laboratório Avançado de Saude Pública. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública. Centro Integrativo e Multidisciplinar de HTLV e Hepatites Virais. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Abstract: Viral infections and chronic diseases have been associated with psychiatric disorders. Among these, increased depression has been reported in HTLV-1 patients. However, no studies on the prevalence of other mental disturbances have been carried out in these patients. Salvador is the city with the highest rate of infection with HTLV-1 in Brazil and it is estimated that approximately 40,000 inhabitants are infected. In our cross sectional study, we examined the frequency of mental disturbances in 50 HTLV-1 seropositive patients followed at the Centro Integrativo e Multidisciplinar de HTLV e Hepatites Virais (CHTLV) of the Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saude Pública (EBMSP) in Salvador from January to November 2007. We used a questionnaire to collect clinical-epidemiologic data and the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview Brazilian Version 5.0.0 (M.I.N.I.) to evaluate the psychiatric disorders. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used for the analyses. Twenty-one (42%) HTLV-1 patients had a psychiatric co-morbidity; 17(34%) had mood disorders, 11 (22%) were anxious and one (2%) was an alcoholic. We found a high frequency of mental disturbances among HTLV-1 infected individuals, suggesting a possible association of this infection with psychiatric diseases.
Keywords: HTLV
Mental disturbances
DeCS: Transtornos de Ansiedade/epidemiologia
Infecções por HTLV-I/psicologia
Transtornos do Humor/epidemiologia
Transtornos de Ansiedade/diagnóstico
Brasil/epidemiologia
Estudos Transversais
Feminino
Humanos
Entrevista Psicológica
Masculino
Transtornos do Humor/diagnóstico
Transtornos do Humor/etiologia
Prevalência
Questionários
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases
Citation: CARVALHO, A. G. J. et al. Frequency of mental disturbances in HTLV-1 patients in the state of Bahia, Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Infectious Disease, v. 13, n. 1, p. 5-8, 2009.
ISSN: 1678-4391
Copyright: open access
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