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Annals of General Psychiatry

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Prevalence of depression in Ardabil medical students

  • Parviz Molavi1 and
  • Mansooreh Karimollahi2
Annals of General Psychiatry20065(Suppl 1):S149

Published: 28 February 2006


Public HealthData AnalysisMedical StudentStressful EventInventory Scale


Depression, which can be seen in students, is a sense of sadness with psychomotor retardation and worrying. Stresses due to university expectations, repetitive exams, and migration from the residence of family are parallel to the problems of development in youth, and the usual stressful events, which made students more prone to depression

Materials and methods

This study is a descriptive one and the instruments used was beck Inventory Scale for depression. All university students were selected as our sample; and students completed questionnaires after the contents of the scale and the target of the study had been explained.


We found mild depression in 39/8 %, moderate deprecation 14/1 %, and sever depression in 3%.

Data analysis showed significant difference between males and females with female preface; and between citizens and emigrants with the preference of emigrants.


We have suggested some recommendations in order to prevent and control the sources of the problem.

Authors’ Affiliations

Dr Fatemi Hospital, Ardabil, Iran
Medical Science University, Ardabil, Iran


© The Author(s) 2006