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Anxiety and depression in medical students short communication | Abstract
Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence

Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-6488

Abstract

Anxiety and depression in medical students short communication

Kevin Masibo

Medical education is intended to prepare graduates for promoting health and caring for the sick. The report suggest that the medical students have lot of physiological problems. The main objective of this study is to assess the depression, anxiety, and stress among undergraduate medical students of NoMCTH, Biratnagar. A descriptive cross-sectional research design was adopted for the study including students of 1st year and 2nd year. A stratified random sampling technique was used to collect the sample. The Depression, Stress & Anxiety (DAS) scale was used and a self-administered questionnaire method was used for data collection. Additional questions regarding demographic variables were also included in the study. Data analysis was done on Statistical Package for the Social Sciences SPSS version 23. A sample of 110 students was included in the study. The overall result reported high frequencies of anxiety (67.3%) followed by depression (45.5%) & stress (30.9%). In relation to depression, 54.5% of respondents were normal, 22.7% of respondents were moderately depressed, 14.5% were mildly depressed, 6.4% were severely depressed whereas 1.8% were very severely depressed. In relation to anxiety, 34.5% of respondents were moderately anxious, 32.7% of respondents were normal, 10.9% were mildly anxious, 10.9% were severely anxious whereas 10.9% were very severely anxious. In relation to stress, a maximum of 69.1% of respondents was normal, 11.8% of respondents were moderately stressed, 10.0% were mildly stressed, whereas 9.1% were severely stressed. There were significant correlations (p<0.001) between depression, anxiety, and stress. The higher level of psychiatric morbidity anxiety (67.3%) followed by depression (45.5%) & stress (30.9%) among undergraduate medical students warrants needs for strategic plans to alleviate depression anxiety and the stressors right from the time they join the medical school and has to be continued till they finish the course.

Published Date: 2021-01-28;

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