Saturday, 14 November 2015

A Point Prevalence assessment of depression by back depression inventory (BDI) scale and its relation with Psycho-wellness as per Modified MINI Scale (MMS)

Abstract Depression is a major cause of morbidity worldwide. Although there are various studies were conducted in developed country but in India there is paucity of studies regarding depression in medical students who are more prone to have stress. So this study was conducted to study depression in medical students of SMS Medical College, Jaipur (Rajasthan) India. For study purpose 1st MBBS students were screened through Modified Mini Scale (MMS) to found out suspects of depression i.e. red and orange zone of psycho-wellness. Then Back Depression Inventory (BDI) Scale was administered in identified medical students of red and orange zone of psycho-wellness. Depression was found in 30.5% of medical students, out of which 21% had moderate to severe depression. Depression was found to be associated with psycho-wellness of student.

Key words: Depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), MMS, BDI, Medical students

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