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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2020, Volume : 13, Issue : 1
First page : ( 219) Last page : ( 223)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00044.X

Epidemiology of Schizophrenia in an Indian Hospital

Mathew Vinod K1,*, Sam Kishore Gnana2, Samuel Beulah3, Das Amit Kumar4

1Dept. of Pharmacy Practice, Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy, Bangalore-35

2Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE

3HOD, Department of Pharmacy Practice, RR College of Pharmacy, Bangalore

4Principal, Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy, Bangalore-35

*Corresponding Author E-mail: mathewvino@gmail.com

Online published on 24 February, 2020.


According to WHO estimates, schizophrenia affects approximately 24 million people worldwide As epidemiological studies on schizophrenia are sparse in India, present study was undertaken to analyze the Sociodemographic profile and distribution pattern of schizophrenia in India. Demography of the patients like age, sex, family history, ICD-10 sub class, outcome as clinical status of patient at the time of discharge and length of hospital stay were also studied. Marital status and family history of psychiatric illness were also studied. Majority of the patients were males 81(58.27%) The average age was 34.4±11.9 years. Predominance of males below 40 years and females above 40 years were observed. Paranoid schizophrenia was the major subclass (63.3%). The present study revealed an increasing trend of schizophrenia among the patients admitted in a tertiary care hospital.



Schizophrenia, ICD 10, Distribution Pattern, Age Group, Family History.


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