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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Depression among medical interns

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Author Details: Naveen S. Kotur, Anitha M. R., Vijayanath V., Ghansham Sharma

Volume : 5

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 1

Article End Page : 4


Introduction: The way the young professional students are looking at their own profession is changing from the time of their admission to the course and at the time of their internship. In the recent past, the instances of students undergoing mental trauma are often being published. And the same mental attitude will have some of its impact in their future professional life.
Materials and Methods: A questionnaire was prepared with preambles and the questions mentioned in Beck’s Depression inventory. Medical college students who have passed their MBBS exam and doing their internship from different colleges were sent the questionnaire and 36 have responded completely. This was subjected to statistical analysis.
Results: The study sample has been categorized according to gender, schooling before joining the professional college, medium of study, parent’s occupation, family history and habits of the individual. Among these, family history and habits were found to be significantly affecting the depression.
Conclusion: Students may be assessed and parents may be updated about their ward psychological condition in the initial days of professional course; so that any undue event may be prevented by appropriate measures.

Keywords: Professional, Psychiatric disorder, Students.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2394-2126.2018.0001