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Depression, anxiety, and stress among the 1st year medical students in Kanchipuram District

Lalithamma A, Vadivel S, Uma Maheshwari K, Sumitra S, Vijaya Malathi M, Jaya B.

Abstract
Background: Medical education is a full-time commitment and responsibility of students that include academic assignments, activities, social behavior, support, and patient care. The health of students around the world is becoming a major concern as they are more prone to depression, stress.

Aim and Objective: This study aims to assess the severity of depression, anxiety, and stress in the Ist year medical students.

Materials and Methods: The DASS 42 questionnaire was used to study stress, depression, and anxiety. The DASS is a 42-point questionnaire containing three self-report scales designed to measure the negative emotional states of depression, anxiety, and stress.

Results: It was found that 16%, 25%, and 27% of medical students were affected by mild symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress. About 11%, 12%, and 4% of medical students with moderate depression, anxiety, and stress; 12%, 4%, and 3% of medical students with severe depression, anxiety, and stress; and 3%, 4%, and 1% of medical students suffered from extremely severe depression, anxiety, and stress.

Conclusion: In our study, emotional distress is common medical students and attention, support, and personalized counseling are compulsory for the students.

Key words: Anxiety; DASS; Depression; Stress; Medical Students


 
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A L, S V, K UM, S S, M VM, B J. Depression, anxiety, and stress among the 1st year medical students in Kanchipuram District. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(4): 481-483. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06212202116102021


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A L, S V, K UM, S S, M VM, B J. Depression, anxiety, and stress among the 1st year medical students in Kanchipuram District. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=52546 [Access: May 02, 2022]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06212202116102021


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A L, S V, K UM, S S, M VM, B J. Depression, anxiety, and stress among the 1st year medical students in Kanchipuram District. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(4): 481-483. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06212202116102021



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A L, S V, K UM, S S, M VM, B J. Depression, anxiety, and stress among the 1st year medical students in Kanchipuram District. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2022), [cited May 02, 2022]; 12(4): 481-483. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06212202116102021



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A, L., S, . V., K, . U. M., S, . S., M, . V. M. & B, . J. (2022) Depression, anxiety, and stress among the 1st year medical students in Kanchipuram District. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 12 (4), 481-483. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06212202116102021



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A, Lalithamma, Vadivel S, Uma Maheshwari K, Sumitra S, Vijaya Malathi M, and Jaya B. 2022. Depression, anxiety, and stress among the 1st year medical students in Kanchipuram District. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (4), 481-483. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06212202116102021



Chicago Style

A, Lalithamma, Vadivel S, Uma Maheshwari K, Sumitra S, Vijaya Malathi M, and Jaya B. "Depression, anxiety, and stress among the 1st year medical students in Kanchipuram District." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12 (2022), 481-483. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06212202116102021



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

A, Lalithamma, Vadivel S, Uma Maheshwari K, Sumitra S, Vijaya Malathi M, and Jaya B. "Depression, anxiety, and stress among the 1st year medical students in Kanchipuram District." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12.4 (2022), 481-483. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06212202116102021



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

A, L., S, . V., K, . U. M., S, . S., M, . V. M. & B, . J. (2022) Depression, anxiety, and stress among the 1st year medical students in Kanchipuram District. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (4), 481-483. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06212202116102021