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Depressive symptoms in medical students
aSrpske oružane snage, Vojna pošta 4219, Šabac
bClinical Center Kragujevac, Clinic of Psychiatry
cUniversity of Kragujevac, Faculty of Medicine
dUniversity of Priština - Kosovska Mitrovica, Faculty of Medicine
Mental disorders represent a growing problem in the student population. There has been a recent increase in the prevalence of depressive symptoms among medical students. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of depressive symptoms in medical students to provide insight into this problem in our country . In total, 131 fourth-year medical students were included in the study. To determine rates of depressive symptoms in the student population, we used the BDI IA. Symptoms of depression were found in 26.7% of students. The most common levels of depression were mild and moderate. The mean value of the BDI scores was 7.51±7.62. The high level of depressive symptoms found in medical students highlights the need for more comprehensive insight and follow up of this problem in the student population.
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article language: English
document type: Original Scientific Paper
DOI: 10.5937/sjecr14-2224
published in SCIndeks: 11/07/2013

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