Assessment Of Anxiety, Depression And Stress Among Medical Students
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Background: Stress is a biopsychosocial model that refers to the consequence of the failure of an organism to respond adequately to mental, emotional, or physical demands. The present study was conducted to assess anxiety, depression and stress among medical students.
Materials & Methods: 290 medical students of both genderswere administered demographic questionnaire and scales such as DASS-21 for assessment of anxiety, depression and stress among medical students.
Results: Out of 290 subjects, males were 120 and females were 170. Depression was normal in 35, mild in 45, moderate in 60, severe in 100 and extreme severe in 50 subjects. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Anxiety was mild in 60, moderate in 56, severe in 110 and extreme severe in 10 subjects. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Stress was mild in 66, moderate in 70, severe in 84 and extreme severe in 6 subjects. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Medical students had high level of depression, anxiety and stress. The reason can be the pressure of studied.