Impulsivity, Aggression and Suicide Risk in Patients with Schizophrenia: A Cross-Sectional Study

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Dr. Vaishali Sehgal, Dr. P. S. Patil

Abstract

Background :-Impulsive behaviour is an important part of manypsychiatric illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, substance abuse , personality disorder etc. but there are not much studies of impulsive behaviour  in patients suffering from schizophrenia. It is also considered a an important feature for suicide and aggression in patients of schizophrenia. Impulsive behaviour can lead to troublesome behaviour including violence or self harm. This further becomes a major public health issue because it finally leads to prolonged hospitalization and increased healthcare costs because these patients take a long time to get discharged. Therefore anger, aggression and impulsive behaviour play major role in prognostic outcome in patients with schizophrenia.


Objectives :- To study prevalence and association of impulsivity, aggression and suicide risk in patients with schizophrenia.


Methodology :it is an hospital based study. Type of study is cross sectional. Study population is patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, in theinpatientand outpatientdepartmentof Psychiatry, AVBRH, SawangiMeghe, Wardha (DattaMeghe Institute Of Medical Science) - 442001. The sample size has been calculated considering the prevalence of schizophrenia which comes out to be  65 patients. The type of sampling obtained is convenience sampling. Clearance from the ethics committee will be obtained. Informed consent from the patients will be taken. Sociodemographic data of the patients will be collected and  the patients will then be subjected to the following questionnaires:


  1. Sociodemographic data

  2. Positive and negative syndrome scale (PANSS)

  3. Barratt impulsiveness scale-11

  4. Buss perry aggression questionnaire

  5. Becks scale for suicide ideation (SSI)

Results :-After obtaining scores from the above questionnaires, we will be able to determine the prevalence and relationship between impulsive behaviour, aggressive behaviour, and suicidal risk in patients with schizophrenia.


Conclusion :- we will be able to know the prevalence and association of impulsive behaviour, aggressive behaviour and suicidal risk in patients with schizophrenia.

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Dr. Vaishali Sehgal, Dr. P. S. Patil. (2021). Impulsivity, Aggression and Suicide Risk in Patients with Schizophrenia: A Cross-Sectional Study. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 3426 - 3433. Retrieved from http://annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/453
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