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Screening for Depressive Symptoms in Patients with Celiac Disease in Al-Qassim Region, Saudi Arabia

Author(s): Khalid Lafi Alharbi*, Anas Wael Altwijri, Anas Hamad Al-Shebromi, Ibrahim Naji Alanazi, Moaath Abdulaziz Alsweed, Mohammed Saleh Alsweed, Mohammad Hamoud Alhajjaj, Suhail Nasser Al-Qefari and Thamer Saleh Alhassan

Aim: The aim of study was to screen patients with celiac disease for symptoms of depression which can affect their adherence to gluten-free diet and quality of life. Methods: A retrospective study, the study was done in celiac disease awareness campaign in Al-Qassim region, Saudi Arabia. Results: 43% of celiac patients were suffering from symptoms of depression meeting the criteria according to PHQ-9 questionnaires. Conclusion: There is a high prevalence of depression symptoms among celiac patients.


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