Evaluation of the diagnostic continuity of unspecified mood disorders


TAŞ H. İ. , ÖZUSTA Ö.

DUSUNEN ADAM-JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol.32, no.2, pp.95-100, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/dajpns.2019.00015
  • Title of Journal : DUSUNEN ADAM-JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-100

Abstract

Objective: According to ICD-10, the diagnosis of unspecified mood disorder (UMD), coded 'F39,' is used when there is insufficient or contradictory information about the patient and the symptoms of mood disorder are not sufficient to diagnose a specific mood disorder. Information about the frequency, diagnostic validity and continuity of this diagnosis is unsatisfactory. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the prevalence and diagnostic continuity of this diagnosis among individuals diagnosed with UMD in our outpatient clinic.