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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10-13

Prevalence of depression and anxiety in college students

Department of Physiotherapy, D. Y. Patil Deemed to be University, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Tanvi Deepak Shah
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jmhhb.jmhhb_16_20

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Context: Depression and anxiety are the most common mental disorders existing today among the youngsters owing to academic excellence pressure and societal living expectations. They are overlooked most of the times and can have a grave impact on a student's personal, academic, and social life. Aim: The aim of the study was to find the prevalence of depression and anxiety in college students. Methods: A prospective study was done in 400 college students in the age group of 18–25 years. A self-made questionnaire, along with the Beck's Depression and Anxiety Inventory, was administered. Results: We found that depression was prevalent in about 48.30% of the students, whereas anxiety was prevalent in 50% of these students. Conclusion: Hence, moderate-to-severe levels of depression and anxiety exist in college students, which need to be confirmed and diagnosed clinically and treated at the earliest.

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