Depression in medical students: Cluster symptoms and management

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dc.contributor.author Baldassin, Sergio
dc.contributor.author Silva, Nilson
dc.contributor.author Toledo Ferraz Alves, Tania Correa de
dc.contributor.author Castaldelli-Maia, Joao Mauricio
dc.contributor.author Bhugra, Dinesh
dc.contributor.author Fantini Nogueira-Martins, Maria Cezira
dc.contributor.author Andrade, Arthur Guerra de
dc.contributor.author Nogueira-Martins, Luiz Antonio [UNIFESP]
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-24T14:32:08Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-24T14:32:08Z
dc.date.issued 2013-08-15
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2012.11.050
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Affective Disorders. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., v. 150, n. 1, p. 110-114, 2013.
dc.identifier.issn 0165-0327
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/36652
dc.description.abstract Background: Rates of depression among medical students have been shown to be high and related to year of study and other factors. We report on cluster of symptoms related to depression and their association with other difficulties in specific domains.Methods: 481 (Response rate=79.8%) medical students completed a questionnaire about areas of difficulty in the medical school (studies, leisure, colleagues, professors, and patients), and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). We studied correlation among areas of difficulty and clusters of BDI along with year in the course.Results: Two areas which contributed most difficulty were studies and leisure. the significant associations for studies were seen between somatic cluster of depressive symptoms and the level of the course. Difficulties associated with leisure activities and with colleagues were correlated with the affective cluster of symptoms of depression. Activities related to clinical matters especially working with patients in the internship year were associated with somatic clusters. the different associations confirmed that rather than relying on scores emphasis should be placed on clusters of symptoms.Limitations: Sample from a single medical school.Conclusions: Although the clusters are associated with specific difficulties, it is important that educators and health professionals are aware of streesors the medical students face. the correlations if confirmed in future studies with qualitative factors could guide the development of more specific therapeutic or curriculum interventions. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. en
dc.format.extent 110-114
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier B.V.
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Affective Disorders
dc.rights Acesso restrito
dc.subject Students en
dc.subject Depression en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Medical en
dc.subject Undergraduate en
dc.subject Mental health en
dc.title Depression in medical students: Cluster symptoms and management en
dc.type Artigo
dc.rights.license http://www.elsevier.com/about/open-access/open-access-policies/article-posting-policy
dc.contributor.institution ABC Reg Med Sch
dc.contributor.institution Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.contributor.institution Kings Coll London
dc.contributor.institution State Dept Hlth
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.description.affiliation ABC Reg Med Sch, Psychiat & Med Psychol Disciplines, Santo Andre, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Univ São Paulo, Sch Med, Dept Psychiat, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Kings Coll London, Inst Psychiat, London, England
dc.description.affiliation State Dept Hlth, Hlth Inst, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Psychiat & Med Psychol Dept, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Psychiat & Med Psychol Dept, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jad.2012.11.050
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000322762600016



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