PREVALENCE OF DEPRESSION AND THE USE OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS AMONG THIRD YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS OF KHYBER MEDICAL COLLEGE, PESHAWAR

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Mushtaq Ahmad Marwat

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the prevalence of depression and the use of antidepressants among undergraduatemedical students.

Methodology: This was a cross-sectional study done in May, 2011 at Khyber Medical College, Peshawaron third year medical students using Zung self-rating depression scale.

Results: 29 out of 166 students (17.5%) were revealed having depression. Two out of these 29 students(6.9%) were using antidepressants.

Conclusion: Depression is an under-diagnosed and under-prescribed mental illness.

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Marwat MA. PREVALENCE OF DEPRESSION AND THE USE OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS AMONG THIRD YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS OF KHYBER MEDICAL COLLEGE, PESHAWAR. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2012 Dec. 17 [cited 2022 May 28];27(1). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1429
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