Article Title: Inpatients Psychiatric Morbidity at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).

Author(s): Rizwan Taj, Sabah Akhter, Zahid Nazar, Saeed Farooq

Journal: Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society, 2005

Abstract

Objective: The present study aims to describe the socio-demographic variables and the frequency of different diagnostic categories of the patients admitted in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences

Design: Descriptive study.

Place and Duration of Study: Psychiatry Department, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad.

Data collection was done for six months (July 2000 to January 2001).

Subjects and Methods: 113 consecutively randomized patients were admitted in the psychiatry department at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences. Patients were admitted to psychiatry Department Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, between (July 2000 to January 2001). Three cases were excluded because of age group under 10, restricting the analysis to 113 cases. Data was collected for the following variables age, sex, duration of admission reason for admission diagnosis and the treatment given during their stay.

Result: Of 113 patients, 64 were males and 48 were females between the age group of 11 and 80 years. Data was established with reference to the patients admitted with different psychiatric illnesses, their ages and gender.

Conclusion: Our study found a trend toward a higher risk of admission in different psychiatric disease with reference to different age groups and genders.

Key Words: Diagnosis, Psychiatric services