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Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine


Assessment of Stress, Anxiety and Depression among PG Aspirants of Medical Colleges of Indore City


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Author Details: Shailesh Rai, Chakresh Jain, Aditya K. Khatri, Suraj Sirohi, Sanjay Dixit

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-6776

Print ISSN : 2394-6768

Article First Page : 92

Article End Page : 95


Abstract

Background: It is well known that Medical education is highly challenging and mind exhausting field which affect the mental health of Medical students. Stress is an external constraint which upsets an individual both mentally and physically and Medical education is perceived as stressful. The postgraduate students of Medical field suffer from higher stress that definitely affects the mental wellbeing of these students.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in January 2014 on 300 Medical students to assess the level of stress, anxiety and depression in Postgraduate Medical aspirants, belonging to different Medical Colleges of Indore with the help of Pre-designed semi-structured questionnaire schedule. Graded using Mental Health Inventory Scale.
Results: It was found in present study that out of randomly selected 300 students, 24% students had depression, 42% had anxiety, 27% experienced change in behaviour, only 35% had general positive effect & life satisfaction and 49% had emotional ties.
Conclusion: The present study concluded that depression, stress and anxiety are the major growing mental problems among the medical post graduate aspirants students. Student counselling services need to be made available and accessible to come out from this morbidity.

Keywords:
Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Postgraduate Medical Students, MHI 38