This Study Aimed to Assess the Prevalence of Various Risks Associated with Bipolar Disorders.
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 6, Pages 1334-1350
AbstractObjectives: This study aimed to assess the prevalence of various risks associated with bipolar disorders.
Methods: The cross-sectional observational study was conducted on 200 patients of bipolar affective disorders of age 18-60 years. Ram Manohar Lohia Risk Assessment Interview (RML-RAI) was done for identifying risk of violence, self-harming, self neglect, fire risk, risk of coming to harm, risk to others, risk from others, and others risk.
Results: The mean age of patients was 36.36 (±12.7) years with 64.50% males and 35.50% females. In our study,76.00% of patients had risk of violence followed by risk of coming to harm (42.50%), self-neglect (29.00%), self-harming (28.00%), risk to others (26.50%), risk from others (12.00%) and fire risk (2.00%). The individual risks showed significant association with history of substance abuse, mental state changes, stress levels and compliance to treatment. (p<0.05)
Conclusion: Bipolar disease patients in addition to having depression and mania carry a potential of risk of violence, risk of coming to harm, risk of self-neglect, risk of self-harming, risk to others, risk from others, and fire risk in decreasing frequency.
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