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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 169-172

Pattern of psychiatric admission in Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal


1 PG Student, RIMS, Imphal, India
2 Registrar, RIMS, Imphal, India
3 Professor and Head, RIMS, Imphal, India
4 Senior Resident, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, India

Correspondence Address:
Mary Haobam
Department of Psychiatry, RIMS, Imphal - 795 004, Manipur
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-4958.127384

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Context: Pattern of psychiatric admission in Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal. Aims: To examine the socio-demographic and clinical correlates of patients admitted in psychiatry ward, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal between April 2010 and March 2012. Settings and Design: It was a retrospective file study conducted in the Department of Psychiatry, RIMS. Materials and Methods: A review of case notes of all patients admitted to the psychiatric ward of the hospital between April 2010 and March 2012 was carried out and information regarding socio-demographic characteristics (e.g. age, gender, domicile, and diagnosis) was recorded on a Proforma designed by the authors. Statistical Analysis Used: Data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) 13 for Windows 7. Cross tabulation, frequency statistics, and chi-square test were used for finding the relationship between variables, and the level of statistical significance was set at 5%. Results: Eight hundred and forty-one cases were admitted and analyzed. Out of these, 65.04% were males and 34.9% were females. The mean age of the patients was 34.68 ± 12.68 years. Majority of the inpatients (30.8%) were from the 25-35 years age group. Alcohol dependence syndrome accounted for majority of the cases (34.01%) in males and dissociative disorder accounted for the maximum cases among the female patients (10.3%). The common psychiatric diagnoses were alcohol dependence syndrome, dissociative disorders, psychosis not otherwise specified, bipolar affective disorder, and depressive disorders. Conclusions: Most of the patients were males, young, and from a rural background. Commonest psychiatric diagnosis for which admission was made in RIMS was alcohol dependence syndrome. In spite of prohibition being in place in the state, the abundance of alcohol-related disorders may have important implications for care and planning in the community.


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