Introduction: Depression is associated with increased physical co-morbid conditions. The results of previous studies on the relationship between symptoms of depression and metabolic syndrome are weak.
Objectives: Hence this study was designed to assess the frequency of metabolic syndrome in unipolar depressive patients and its association with the symptoms of unipolar depression.
Materials and Methods: A total of 64 patients with unipolar depression, diagnosed according to ICD 10 guidelines were included consecutively. Spearman’s correlation was performed to find the association.
Results: 23.4% of unipolar depression patients had metabolic syndrome. Our study did not reveal any significant association between the symptoms of unipolar depression and metabolic syndrome.
Conclusion: Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in depression is low and symptoms of depression are not associated with metabolic syndrome.
How to cite this article:
Hussain M M S, Singh R K L, Patange* A, Singh N H, Singh T B, Singh G, Association Between Symptoms Of Unipolar Depression And Metabolic Syndrome In A Tertiary Care Hospital. Telangana J Psychiatry. 2019;5(1):31-34.