Presentation of psychiatric patient in ENT Clinic With unexplained symptoms.
Objectives: It’s very common that patients with psychiatric illness visit other specialties and in a survey it was found to hold a percentile of 15% to 30% of all primary care consultations. This study is designed to assess psychiatric patients who present in Clinic with ENT symptoms but result in no disease. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: ENT OPD of People Medical College, Nawabshah. Period: 1ST Jan 2019 to 31ST Jan 2019. Material & Methods: We selected a total sample of 320 patients who presented with ENT diseases where we excluded patients with organic diseases and studied those who didn’t show any clinical sign of organic diseases. The registered patients were evaluated by psychiatrist. Results: It was observed that out of 320 patients 180 patients were having psychiatric problem and those patients were advised to visit psychiatrist and take follow up on month end. Out 0f 180 patients 140 patients visited ENT OPD twice and 110 patients got relief in one visit. Conclusions: We found that conducting a cross-sectional survey using GHQ-12 helped us in detecting psychiatric patients presenting with unexplained diseases in ENT Clinics however to reach more accuracy in results, further tools can be utilized .We also believe doctors at all specialty clinics need to give more attention to their diagnosis and assist patients to open up to them and not to feel embarrassed.