Uwakwe R

Department of Mental Health, Teaching Hospital, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria

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  • Original Article   
    Psychiatric Morbidity among Subjects with Leprosy and Albinism in South East Nigeria: A Comparative Study
    Author(s): Attama CM*, Uwakwe R, Onyeama GM and Igwe MN

    Background: Skin, which is the largest organ in the body, carries immense psychological significance. Disfiguring skin disorders may impact negatively on the mental health of individuals. Aim: This study compared the psychiatric morbidity of subjects with leprosy and albinism. Subjects and Methods: One hundred subjects with leprosy and 100 with albinism were interviewed. Sociodemographic questionnaire and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ‑28) assessed the sociodemographic characteristics and psychiatric morbidity, respectively. GHQ positive cases and 10% of noncases for each group were interviewed with Mini International Neuropsychiatric Inventory for specific ICD‑10 diagnoses. Results: Fifty‑five percent (55/100) subjects with leprosy were GHQ positive cases while 41% (41/100) with albinism were GHQ positive cases. The risk of developing psychiatric morb.. Read More»

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