Influence social and healthcare support on psychiatric adverse events in MDR-TB patient
Introduction: Multidrug resistance tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a continuing threat because the treatment is rather toxic. One of the causes of poor treatment outcome is due to the adverse events, especially the occurrence of psychiatric adverse events.
Methodology: The two cases presented in this paper are MDR-TB patients with psychiatric adverse events related to depression spectrum. The diagnosis of psychiatric adverse events was done by psychiatrist in the referral hospital.
Results: The treatment of MDR-TB and psychiatric adverse event was carried out simultaneously. One of the patients was able to manage the adverse events, but the other was not. The management of psychiatric adverse events need to be performed carefully. Social support of family and friends was received by the successful patient, while the other was not fully supported, thus failed the treatment.
Conclusion: The social support provided by the family and friends are precious for the successful treatment of MDR-TB psychiatric adverse events. The availability of healthcare personnel who is able to recognize the symptoms early is needed in the community healthcare service in order to properly detect and manage the psychiatric adverse events on MDR-TB patients.
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