BIOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS IN PATIENTS WITH MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER IN JAMMU POPULATIONAbstract
The study was conducted to study biochemical parameters in 42 major depressive disorder (MDD) patients, 22 males and 20 females (age range 18 – 55 years) visiting the Psychiatric Department, Government Medical College, Jammu. The smoking and alcohol intake was much lower (95.24% and 88.09%) in patients (both male and female) diagnosed with MDD. The well being status is also 76.19% satisfactory with 71.43% patients with no family history of psychiatry illness and 73.81% with absence of chronic morbidity. The levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), ferritin and insulin are in normal reference range while the Vitamin B and Vitamin D 25OH levels are observed to be lower in 54.76% patients. The present study concluded that there is need for awareness towards these biomarkers as they play an important role in brain functioning by planning awareness programs. Therefore, further study with large sample size to evaluate these biochemical parameters and other risk factors is required to mitigate the effect of depression in the population of Jammu.
A. Kumar, R. Sharma*, M. Arora and R. C. Gupta
Department of Zoology, MCM DAV College, Chandigarh, Punjab, India.
09 May, 2017
25 October, 2017
23 December, 2017
01 January, 2018