Dr Kokab Saleem, Dr Ayesha Sharif, Dr Sarmad Mehmood
Objective: The aim of this analysis was to evaluate the frequency of depression, stress and anxiety in dyspeptic symptoms patients admitted for endoscopy. Study design: A cross-sectional study. Place and Duration: In the Medicine Department of Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur in collaboration with Psychiatry department for one year duration from October 2017 to October 2018. Methods: Patients who were referred by the medical department with the symptoms of dyspepsia were evaluated in the psychiatry department before endoscopy. 40 total patients who met the criteria were included and their demographic variables were obtained using a performance designed Performa their demographic variables were recorded specifically for this aim. The Depression Anxiety Stress Scale Urdu version was applied to the selectees to determine the three emotional states selected: depression, stress and anxiety. DASS is a 42-item self-report tool made to evaluate 3 associated negative emotional anxiety, tension / stress and depression conditions. The results are indicated in the results. Results: A total of 40 patients (29 women, 11 men) aged between 15-70 years were included in the study. Of the 40 patients studied, anxiety in 82.5%, depression in 60% and stress in 67.5%. In addition, 80% of the sample in the sample underwent inflammatory changes in endoscopy and the most prominent emotional state in this group was anxiety. Depression, anxiety and stress were seen equally in 20% of the patients without inflammatory findings in endoscopy. Conclusion: Anxiety, depression and emotional stress disorders were frequently observed in dyspepsia patients and this was the most common anxiety among these three negative emotional states. An evaluation of anxiety in the treatment of dyspepsia is recommended. Key words: Anxiety, Dyspepsia, Stress, Depression.