Year 2019, Volume 4 , Issue 3, Pages 96 - 101 2019-12-31

Beliefs and attitudes of psychiatric outpatients toward mental disorders and antidepressants
Psikiyatri polikliniğine başvuran hastaların ruhsal bozukluk ve antidepresanlara yönelik inanç ve tutumları

Erhan AKINCI [1] , Sema BUZRUL SONMEZ [2]


Introduction: The present study aims to investigate a group of young adult psychiatric outpatients’ knowledge of and attitude toward mental disorder and antidepressants, and determine the relevant factors affecting them.

Methods: The study included 81 patients attending the psychiatric outpatient clinic, diagnosed with adjustment disorders, depression and/or anxiety disorder based on DSM-5 criteria, and met the research requirements. The data were collected through an information form for sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, a form to evaluate the knowledge of and attitudes toward the use of antidepressants, and based on the Beliefs Toward Mental Illness Scale (BMI). Severity of depression and anxiety was evaluated with Beck’s Depression Inventory and Beck’s Anxiety Inventory.

Results: Regarding age groups, individuals in the 26-32 age group had higher overall scores. The patients with major depression were found to have higher BMI scores. The linear regression analysis revealed that age, education, depression severity and attitudes toward antidepressants were the factors associated with the overall BMI scores

Conclusions: This study suggests that some sociodemographic variables, i.e. (age and educational statue), severity of depression and attitudes toward antidepressants are likely influence the beliefs toward mental disorders.

Keywords: Mental disorders, beliefs, attitudes, antidepressants

Giriş: Bu araştırmada, genç erişkin psikiyatri hastalarının, ruhsal hastalık ve antidepresan ilaçlara ilişkin bilgi ve tutumlarının araştırılması ve ilişkili etmenlerin belirlenmesi amaçlanmıştır.

Yöntem: Araştırma, psikiyatri polikliniğine başvuran; DSM-5 kriterlerine göre uyum bozuklukları, depresyon ve/veya anksiyete bozukluğu tanısı alan ve araştırma kriterlerini karşılayan 81 hasta ile yürütülmüştür. Veriler, araştırmacılar tarafından oluşturulan sosyo¬demografik ve klinik özelliklerine yönelik bilgi formu, antidepresan ilaç kullanımına ait bilgi ve tutumları değerlendirmeye yönelik form ve Ruhsal Hastalığa Yönelik İnançlar Ölçeği (RHYİÖ) kullanılarak toplandı. Olguların hastalık şiddeti, Beck Depresyon ve Beck Anksiyete Ölçekleri ile değerlendirildi.

Bulgular:  Çalışmamızda yaş gruplarına göre toplam puan ortalamaları 26-32 yaş grubunda daha yüksekti. Ayrıca, daha önce klinik başvurusu olmadan psikotrop ilaca kendi başlama öyküsü bulunan hastaların utanma alt ölçeğinin puan ortalaması daha yüksek bulundu. Majör depresyonu olan hastalarda RHYİÖ puanlarının daha yüksek olduğu saptandı. Doğrusal regresyon analizinde yaş, eğitim, depresyon şiddeti ve antidepresanlara karşı tutumun RHYİÖ puanları ile ilişkili etmenler olduğu görüldü

Sonuç: Bu çalışmada bazı sosyodemografik değişkenlerin (yaş ve eğitim düzeyi), depresyon şiddetinin ve antidepresanlara karşı tutumun ruhsal hastalıklara yönelik inançlar üzerinde etkili olabileceği görüldü.

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Primary Language en
Subjects Psychiatry
Published Date Dec 2019
Journal Section Original Research
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0003-3331-8165
Author: Erhan AKINCI (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-0317-444X
Author: Sema BUZRUL SONMEZ
Institution: Department of Psychiatry, Buca Seyfi Demirsoy State Hospital, Izmir
Country: Turkey


Dates

Application Date : August 29, 2019
Acceptance Date : November 17, 2019
Publication Date : December 31, 2019

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APA Akıncı, E , Buzrul Sonmez, S . (2019). Beliefs and attitudes of psychiatric outpatients toward mental disorders and antidepressants . Family Practice and Palliative Care , 4 (3) , 96-101 . DOI: 10.22391/fppc.613150
MLA Akıncı, E , Buzrul Sonmez, S . "Beliefs and attitudes of psychiatric outpatients toward mental disorders and antidepressants" . Family Practice and Palliative Care 4 (2019 ): 96-101 <http://www.fppc.com.tr/en/pub/issue/50274/613150>
Chicago Akıncı, E , Buzrul Sonmez, S . "Beliefs and attitudes of psychiatric outpatients toward mental disorders and antidepressants". Family Practice and Palliative Care 4 (2019 ): 96-101
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AMA Akıncı E , Buzrul Sonmez S . Beliefs and attitudes of psychiatric outpatients toward mental disorders and antidepressants. Fam Pract Palliat Care. 2019; 4(3): 96-101.
Vancouver Akıncı E , Buzrul Sonmez S . Beliefs and attitudes of psychiatric outpatients toward mental disorders and antidepressants. Family Practice and Palliative Care. 2019; 4(3): 96-101.