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Abstract

A CROSS-SECTION STUDY OF DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY INCIDENCE IN ACNE VULGARIS AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN AL-SADAR CITY, BAGHDAD.

Ayad Ali Radi, Ali I. Omran Al- Saadawi and Saad Abdul Kareem Mohammed*

ABSTRACT

Background: Acne vulgaris is a common heath problem affecting adolescents with a considerable impact on their quality of life. Objective: Referring to the previous study recommendations under the title of "An observational study of Acne Vulgaris in Teenagers at Al-Sadar City, Baghdad by Ayad Ali Radi 1, Saad Abdul Kareem Mohammed 2 and Ali I. Omran Al- Saadawi 3 ". This study was conducted to determine the prevalence associated Sociodemographic data of depression and anxiety among high school students with acne vulgaris in Al-Sadar city, Baghdad. Methods: This is a prospective study that was performed for the duration from 1st February to 30th April 2018. A handy sample of 747 secondary school students, including 365 males and 382 females, was taken from four secondary schools in separate areas of Al-Sadar City, Baghdad. Their ages varied from 16 to 18 years, 510 of them diagnosed with acne Vulgaris by clinical examination from a dermatologist, DSM IV questioner used for depression and anxiety. Results: the prevalence of depression in acne students (males and females) was 59.6 %, the prevalence of anxiety in acne students of both sexes were 52.2 %. Conclusion: There is a high prevalence of psychiatric symptoms (depression and anxiety) among patients with acne vulgaris and there is a need to manage acne vulgaris and teach patients how to deal with it to decrease the psychological effect on patients.

Keywords: Acne, Teenagers, mental disorders.


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