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Screening for Depression among Schizophrenia Patients: A Cross-sectional Study

Nabil Al-Ruwais, Yassir AlHarbi, Bandar Abalkhail, Yassir Ibrahim, Waleed Abounaem, Seham Heweidy, Rafaat Ahmaed, Nevin FW Zaki, John Zaki

Keywords : Calgary depression scale, Depression, Schizophrenia

Citation Information : Al-Ruwais N, AlHarbi Y, Abalkhail B, Ibrahim Y, Abounaem W, Heweidy S, Ahmaed R, Zaki NF, Zaki J. Screening for Depression among Schizophrenia Patients: A Cross-sectional Study. 2020; 23 (1):15-20.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11001-0002

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 15-11-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Depression is frequent in patients with schizophrenia and it is usually associated with negative impacts. Previous researches showed comorbid prevalence of depression in patients with schizophrenia; this might be due to using of screening scales that are not designed specifically to schizophrenia. Aims: This study examined the clinical and demographic criteria correlating with depressive symptoms in Saudi patients with schizophrenia. Subjects and methods: A sample of 87 patients (20 females and 57 male inpatients) diagnosed with schizophrenia were recruited from Qassim Mental Health Hospital. Depressive symptoms were assessed with the "Calgary Depression Scale for Schizophrenia (CDSS)." Demographic and other clinical data were also collected. Results: Depressive symptoms were positive in 20.5% of male schizophrenia patients and 5% of female patients.

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