Clinical Study

Prevalence Of Psychiatric Illnesses In Patients Undergoing Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery Procedures In An Outpatient Setting.

Posted Date: Jul 2, 2019

  • Investigator: Payal Verma
  • Specialties: Depression, Psychiatry/Psychology
  • Type of Study: Observational/Survey

Mental illness is highly prevalent among adults in the United States, with almost 1 in 5 adults living with some degree of mental illness [1]. It has been reported that as high as 18-26% of the US population has a mental disorder at any point during a 12-mo period [2,3]. Psychiatric diseases can place a significant burden on patient’s diagnosis, treatment and prognosis when compared with patients without a psychiatric condition. Furthermore, pre-existing psychiatric comorbidities have been found to have deleterious effects on morbidity and mortality in post-surgical patients across multiple disciplines [4,5,6,7,8]. There has been no major investigations in the past looking at demographics and presence of preexisting psychiatric disorders in patient cohort with oro-facial injuries or pathologies except 2 that came across during our literature review [9,10]. In addition, no one has ever studied oral and maxillofacial surgical patient population in an outpatient setting. Given most of OMS procedures are anxiety generating for patients, we sought to determine the burden of psychiatric illness in this outpatient population at University of Cincinnati. We hypothesized psychiatric diagnoses would be common in this population. This data can further be used in the future to study how these illnesses impact treatment and prognosis of such patients and can help in better clinical management.


1) Any Patient Age >/=15 Of Any Gender Or Race And Ethnicity That Underwent An Outpatient Oms Procedure At The Two Oms Clinic Locations (Hh And Mab) Of Uc.


Psychiatric Illnesses, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

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Payal Verma

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