is a term that refers to the sum of physical, mental and emotional strains or
tensions on a person. Depression is a common mental disorder that presents with
depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, decreased energy, feelings of
guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, and poor concentration.
Psychological Stress among medical students is common as compared to other
professional courses. The aim of the study is to study the association between
Psychological Stress and Depression among undergraduate medical students in
Asia Metropolitan University.
Cross sectional study was undertaken among 75 medical students in a private
medical college, Johor Bahru. Validated questionnaires such as General Health
Questionnaire (GHQ -12) and Beck depression Inventory (BDI) were used to screen
Psychological Stress and Depression respectively.
of Psychological Stress was 39.7% and Depression was 38.2% among medical
students. There was a significant association between Psychological stress and
Depression among medical students because the p-value <0.01.
should be laid on the importance of screening for Depression of medical
students on a regular basis for early detection and rendering appropriate
intervention like student Mentorship Program, group counseling, stress
management training to protect the future professionals.
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