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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 476-478

Features of minor depressive disorder subtypes in conditions of COVID-19 pandemic


Department of Psychiatry and Narcology, Tashkent Medical Academy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shokhrukh Sultanov
Department of Psychiatry and Narcology, Tashkent Medical Academy, Tashkent
Uzbekistan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_847_20

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Background: The continuous research on minor depressive disorder is one of the pressing issues in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. We studied the features of minor depressive disorder subtypes in conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Materials and Methods: Sixty-two patients were observed with the administration of clinical follow-up research method. Results: The following major subtypes of minor depressive disorder were identified: Asthenic, hysterical, hypochondriacal, apathetic, and minor depressive disorder with obsessive–compulsive symptoms. Conclusions: The COVID-19 pandemic lead to an increase in the development of the minor depressive disorder with a predominance of asthenic and obsessive-phobic symptoms. Therapy of minor depressive disorder requires the involvement of a wide range of specialists, preferably with the inclusion of community-based treatment.



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