Assessment Of Depression Among Medical Students of Private University in Bhopal, India

Authors

  • Anshuman Sharma PCMS&RC, Bhopal, MP
  • Sanjay Kumar Gupta PCMS&RC, Bhopal, MP
  • Neeraj Khare PCMS&RC, Bhopal, MP
  • Sanjay S Agarwal PCMS&RC, Bhopal, MP

Keywords:

Depression, medical students, psychological illnesses

Abstract

Introduction: Medical students repeatedly experience different stresses which render them more vulnerable to psychological problems that may affect their emotional, psychosocial and phys- ical health. Objectives of the study were to determine the preva- lence of depression and associated factors leading to depression among medical students at People’s University.

Method: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in Peoples University using Theoretical Depressive Experiences Question- naire (TDEQ) there were 440 students participated in the study with duration of 1 month.

Results: The participation rate was 90% (396 students). The mean age of participants was 21 ± 2 years, and more than half (62% i.e. 246 students) were males. The prevalence of depression among students was 31 % (123 students).

Conclusions: Symptoms of moderate severity were the predomi- nant among students with the studied psychological illnesses. A substantial proportion of medical students had ongoing psychiat- ric problems that were associated with multiple social, behav- ioural, and educational factors. Interventions addressing the mental health of medical students should be initiated.

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2015-06-30

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Sharma A, Gupta SK, Khare N, Agarwal SS. Assessment Of Depression Among Medical Students of Private University in Bhopal, India. Natl J Community Med [Internet]. 2015 Jun. 30 [cited 2023 Feb. 4];6(02):161-5. Available from: https://njcmindia.com/index.php/file/article/view/1156

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