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International Journal of Homoeopathic Sciences

2023, Vol. 7 Issue 3, Part F
Correlation of improvement in symptoms of depression and improvement in somatic manifestations of hypothyroidism with constitutional homoeopathic treatment
Author(s): Dr. Aftabuddin Khan and Dr. Sarfia Haque
Abstract:
Background: Hypothyroidism and Depression are common diseases. Independent studies on hypothyroidism and depression found constitutional homoeopathic treatment effective. A clinical study is required to establish the relationship between their responses to Homoeopathic treatment.
Aim and Objectives: To assess the correlation in the improvement of Depression with the improvement of somatic manifestations in cases of Hypothyroidism having associated Depression; to assess the improvement in Depression by utilizing HAM-D score and improvement t in somatic manifestations of Hypothyroidism by utilizing Zulewski score.
Materials and Methods: A prospective clinical study was conducted at the National Institute of Homoeopathy on 30 patients having Depression associated with Hypothyroidism treated with constitutional homoeopathic medicine for 3 months. Depression and physical symptoms of hypothyroidism were assessed by the HAM-D scale and Zulewski scale respectively. The correlation between the two responses was analysed.
Results: After treatment, the mean decrease in HAM-D score was 8.96 and in Zulewski score was 3.70. The decrease in HAM-D and Zulewski score was statistically significant. (P < 0.01 in both series). Pearson’s correlation coefficient (r): 0.736.
Conclusion: There is a strong partially positive correlation between improvement of Depression and improvement of somatic manifestations in Hypothyroidism patients having associated Depression with Constitutional Homoeopathic Treatment.
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Dr. Aftabuddin Khan, Dr. Sarfia Haque. Correlation of improvement in symptoms of depression and improvement in somatic manifestations of hypothyroidism with constitutional homoeopathic treatment. Int J Hom Sci 2023;7(3):354-359. DOI: 10.33545/26164485.2023.v7.i3f.934
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