PREVALENCE OF DEPRESSION AND STRESS AMONG MEDICAL AND DENTAL STUDENTS

  1. DR. SANA ELAHI, SAID MITHA TEACHING HOSPITAL LAHORE
  2. DR. IDREES AHMAD, SHALAMAR HOSPITAL LAHORE
  3. DR. MUHAMMAD SIBGHAT ULLAH AHSAN, TEACHING HOSPITAL DERA GHAZI KHAN
Corresponding Author: Dr. Idrees Ahmad, Shalamar Hospital Lahore, idrees6412@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4015443
Cite this article as: Elahi S, Ahmad I, Ahsan MSU. Prevalence of depression and stress among medical and dental students. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(8). 295-99

ABSTRACT: Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity. It can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, motivation, feelings, and sense of well-being. It may feature sadness, difficulty in thinking and concentration and a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping. This survey study was conducted among different medical and dental college students of different medical and dental colleges. The relevant information about their personal life, presence of stress and depression and their causes were collected on a predefined proforma. A total of 125 medical and dental students participated in the study. Out of 125 students, 67 told that they have faced occasional stress. Five students responded that they always remain in stress. There were multiple reasons for this i.e. family issues, hostel life issues and educational problems.

Keywords: Stress, Depression, Medical Students, Dental Students