CORRELATION BETWEEN FOLATE ACID LEVELS AND TOTAL SCORES OF CALGARY DEPRESSION SCALE FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA (CDSS) IN SCHIZOPHRENIA MEN OF BATAK TRANSPORTATION IN PROF PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL PROF. DR. M ILDREM MEDAN

Authors

  • Hengky Freddy Sitinjak, Bahagia Loebis , M. Surya Husada

Abstract

Many different opinions about the timing and progress of depressive symptoms seen in
schizophrenia such as positive symptoms that occur due to extrapyramidal side effects caused
by antipsychotic drugs and because some characteristics overlap with negative symptoms that
can confuse and cause failure to diagnose depressive symptoms. Folic acid is involved in the
metabolism of monoamines such as serotonin in the brain, which may be related to mood
disorders. To find out the correlation between folic acid levels and total calgary depression
scale for schizophrenia (CDSS) scores in men with Batak schizophrenia in the inpatient
installation of Prof. Mental Hospital dr. M. Ildrem Medan. This research is a numerical
correlative analytic study with a cross-sectional study approach in July to September 2019,
where the research subjects are from Batak schizophrenic men in the hospital inpatient
installation of Psychiatric Hospital of Prof. dr. M. Ildrem Medan has aged about 21 to 50
years, length of illness ≥ 2 years, a total score of PANSS> 90, and are willing to be
respondents and can be interviewed with the nonprobability sampling method for sampling.
Correlation between folic acid levels and total CDSS scores was performed using the
Pearson test p values obtained <0.001 which indicates that there is a very significant
correlation between folic acid levels and CDSS scores. Pearson correlation value of r = -
0.64 shows a negative correlation with the strength of a strong correlation. By knowing
the correlation between folic acid levels and the total Calgary depression scale for
schizophrenia (CDSS) score in men of Batak schizophrenia, it is hoped that the basis for consideration for examining folic acid levels in men with schizophrenia in depressive
symptoms.

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Published

2020-11-28

How to Cite

Hengky Freddy Sitinjak, Bahagia Loebis , M. Surya Husada. (2020). CORRELATION BETWEEN FOLATE ACID LEVELS AND TOTAL SCORES OF CALGARY DEPRESSION SCALE FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA (CDSS) IN SCHIZOPHRENIA MEN OF BATAK TRANSPORTATION IN PROF PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL PROF. DR. M ILDREM MEDAN. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(6), 1496 - 1504. Retrieved from http://mail.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/1007