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The Symptom Profile of Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Iraqi Patients

Author: Adel A. Monicher Al- Zaidy
Journal: Al-Qadisiyah Medical Journal مجلة القادسية الطبية ISSN: 18170153 Year: 2008 Volume: 4 Issue: 5 Pages: 98-102
Publisher: Al-Qadisiyah University جامعة القادسية

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a common psychiatric disorder, which may cause significant distress and disability. This study was an attempt to identify the symptom frequency of this significant disorder among the patients attending the only out patient clinic in Al-Diwanyia Teaching Hospital (180 Km south of Baghdad).Headache (75%), Fatigue (70%), Palpitation (67.5%), Chest pain (66.6%) and Persistent irritability (64.1%) were the most frequent symptoms in 120 outpatients with a diagnosis of GAD.

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GAD --- Outpatients --- Al-Diwanyia


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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Iraqi Patients Clinical Features and Psychopharmacological Treatment

Author: Adel A. Monicher Al-zaidi
Journal: Al-Qadisiyah Medical Journal مجلة القادسية الطبية ISSN: 18170153 Year: 2008 Volume: 4 Issue: 5 Pages: 51-55
Publisher: Al-Qadisiyah University جامعة القادسية

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Post-traumatic stress disorders(PTSD)may follow civilian psychological trauma .This study was an attempt to identify the frequency of clinical features of this significant disorder among Iraqi patients who exposed to various forms of sever civilian trauma ,and also to explore the effectiveness of psychotropic medications used in treatment ,and available in Iraqi market . For this purpose, 25 patients with a diagnosis of PTSD were studied carefully. Symptoms were sever according to the number of Harvard Trauma Questionnaire (HTQ) items fulfilled ,chronicity and severity of psychosocial disability .Antidepressants had good or moderate results in 69% of cases treated ,but major tranquilizers were much less effective.

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