Syed Wali Peeran1, Naveen P.G. Kumar2, Faiza Abdelkader Ahmed Azaruk3, Fatma Mojtaba Alsaid3, Khaled Awidat Abdalla4, Marei Hamed Mugrabi5, Syed Ali Peeran6
1 Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Sebha University, Sebha, Libya
2 Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences, Davengere, India
3 Faculty of Dentistry, Sebha University, Sebha, Libya
4 Department of Oral Biology and Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Sebha University, Sebha, Libya
5 Department of Periodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya
6 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Prothodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Jazan University, KSA

DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.136172


Objectives: The present study was aimed to investigate the association of mental well-being and depression with periodontal clinical attachment loss among young adults in postwar urban population of Sebha city, Libya. Materials and Methods: Mental well-being and depression were assessed using Arabic versions of World Health Organization (WHO) five well-being index and major depression inventory (ICD-10), respectively. Random sample of 149 subjects were studied. Degree of periodontal attachment was measured at six sites per tooth using a rigid manual periodontal probe. Result and Conclusion: A total of 59.11% of the studied samples had healthy mental well-being state, whereas 40.81% had poor mental well-being. The severity of depression was stronger in males than in females. In the present study mental well-being, depression, and all its categories did not have any significant effect on periodontal attachment loss. Further studies and health interventions can be planned based on this data.

Keywords: Depression, ICD-10, mental well-being, periodontal attachment loss, who-five well being

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