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Depressive symptoms in medical students and physicians
Mohsen Maaroofi
Abstract:   (1759 Views)

Depression is one of the most commom and disabliding mental disorders with 15-25% life time prevalence.

Physicians are not immune against this disorder and depression of them may be so dangerous for their patients .The aim of this study is determination of depressive symptoms in medical students and physicians.

Method :

In a cross- sectional study ,1000 Beck Depression Inventories (BDI)were distributed among different grades medical students ,general practitioners & specialists.Primary data analyzed by chi-square ,anova & Kruskal –Wallis tests in the spss software.


 435(261males & 171 females) completed the questionnaires. 69.2% of them were single and 30.8% were married .

Mean Beck Score (BS) WAS 13.6 for all of them .In the lst.,4th & 6th .Grade student ,general practitioners and specialists groups the mean BS were 11.2 ,11.9,16.3 ,19.8& 9.6 respectively.

There was no significant differences between males & females or between singles & who married according to BS.

Conclusion :

The results of this study indicate that depressive symptoms are common in medical students & physicians, specially general practitioners, and so ,appropriate interventions for prevention & treatment of this problem is strongly recommended.

Keywords: Depression, Medical students, Physicians
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: ect
Received: 2016/07/10 | Accepted: 2016/07/10 | Published: 2016/07/10
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