35.175.107.185
dgid:
enl:
npi:0
-Advertisement-
-Advertisement-
Oculoplastics

Anxiety, depression common after globe injury

Posted on

In this cross-sectional survey, 124 patients with open globe injuries took part in a phone interview and had their charts retrospectively reviewed. Using sociodemographic data and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), researchers measured anxiety and depression levels.

Nearly 40% of participants had anxiety and approximately 28% had depression. The estimated prevalence in the United States is 2% and 8.6%, respectively.

Younger patients and unemployed patients were at a higher risk for developing anxiety. Patients bothered by their appearance as a result of their injury and patients who did not graduate from high school were at a higher risk for developing depression.

Reference
Hellman J, et al. Anxiety and depression after open globe injuries. Presented at: American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery meeting; Oct. 10-11, 2019.

-Advertisement-
Related Articles
Gail Devers Partners with the Graves’ Community to Focus on Thyroid Eye Disease
Jul 15, 2021
Gail Devers, Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, Partners with the Graves’ Community to FOCUS on Thyroid Eye Disease
Jul 12, 2021
Mycophenolate mofetil appears to be effective second-line treatment for TED
Jun 01, 2021
-Advertisement-
-Advertisement-
-Advertisement-
-Advertisement-
-Advertisement-