Egyptian Journal of Psychiatry

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 143--146

A study of dental diseases in psychiatric patients: is there a relationship?


Ayman A Elhadad 
 Department of Psychiatry, Menoufia University, Shebeen El-Kom, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Ayman A Elhadad
Department of Psychiatry, Menoufia University, Shebeen El-Kom
Egypt

Background Oral health is an integral part of general health. There is evidence that patients suffering from mental illness are more vulnerable to dental neglect and poor oral health. Patients and methods All patients attended the dental clinic in the Abha Psychiatric Hospital from the inpatient departments or the out patient department (OPD) clinics for adult psychiatry, and child and adolescence psychiatry clinics are registered through the computer system and the data were collected for the Hijri year of 1437. Results Male patients were more in number compared with female patients (444 vs. 110). In addition, the age group between 25 and 45 years was more affected by dental problems than other groups. Also, the chronic psychiatric patients with a long stay at the psychiatric hospital were more affected than the newly admitted ones. Conclusion Better coordination between medical, dental, and psychiatric unit administration is required to serve the needs of this group of patients.


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Elhadad AA. A study of dental diseases in psychiatric patients: is there a relationship?.Egypt J Psychiatr 2017;38:143-146


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Elhadad AA. A study of dental diseases in psychiatric patients: is there a relationship?. Egypt J Psychiatr [serial online] 2017 [cited 2018 Sep 19 ];38:143-146
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