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Study of The Prevalence and Intensity Of Depression in 100 Devotees With Chemical and non-chemical war injuies (30-70%) of Imposed war in tabriz
Vafai B. *, Seidy A.
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Text existing researches showed that devotees experience depression more than normal people. The main objective of this study was to review the prevarence and also intensity of depression in 30-70 percent-injured devotees and to compare them with the society and the control group. because of the variety in the percentages of the injuries and in physical injuries, a comparison was done about the prevalence and intensity degree of depression in the injured devotees, , chemical and non-chemical ones and also the differrent percentage of injuries. In this research 100persons who were injued in the imposed war with the different percentageof injury (30-70 percent or more) with different lesions were chosen randomly and were compared with the conlrol group. The dignosis of depression was done by interview according to DSM- IV criteria zung test. All sample were men in the age range of 25-75 years with themean average of 38 year. The obtained resurts are: The prevalence of depression in all of the devotees was 71%where as in control group was 36%. The intensity of depression was more among the devotees as 31%o of devotees had severed depression, which did not exist in control group. The prevalence and the intensity of depression was higher in the devotees with chemical injuries then non-chemicals. The most sever symptoms of depression were observed in devotees 30_39%, where as 64.29% showed the symptoms of sever depressron and generally the severity of symptoms of depression was higher in the lower percentages of injury. Cord dissected devotees, despite the believe and having the most injuries and disabilities, rshowed a lower prevalence of depression. According to the results of this study, it can be concluded that other factors are imporlant in the severity and manifestations of depression in the devotees rather than physical disabilities and the effect of the diseases caused by disability which should be evaluated in the future stadies.
Keywords: Depression, Imposed war, Devotees, Chemical, non-chemical
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2007/02/15 | Published: 2003/07/15

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Vafai B., Seidy A.. Study of The Prevalence and Intensity Of Depression in 100 Devotees With Chemical and non-chemical war injuies (30-70%) of Imposed war in tabriz. J Mil Med. 2003; 5 (2) :105-110
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