Evaluation of Depression Symptoms in Students of Dental Medicine
Keywords:Evaluation, Depressive Symptomps, Dental Medicine Students, Sociodemographic.
Background: Mental illness that is often found in daily life is depression. Not many people know that
depression is a medical condition with real symptoms. Many factors can trigger psychological illnesses
among students such as adjustment to the new school environment, information overload, lack of free time,
financial issues, family-related issues and the competition for higher grades.
Purpose: The authors are interested in discussing the evaluation of depressive symptoms among Universitas
Airlangga Faculty of Dental Medicine students.
Method: The research design that will be used in this research is descriptive with a research instrument in
the form of a questionnaire. The author chose this method because the author want to know the prevalence
of students with major depressive disorder in Universitas Airlangga Faculty of Dental Medicine.
Result: The results of this study shows that 34% were in normal condition, 21% experienced mild mood
disorders, 11% experienced borderline clinical depression, 28% experienced moderate depression and as
many as 6% experienced severe depression.
Conclusion: Based on the results of the study, it can be concluded that the majority of Universitas Airlangga
Faculty of Dental Medicine students experience mild mood disorders or mild depression.
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