Evaluation of Depression Symptoms in Students of Dental Medicine

Authors

  • Dewi Natasya Irawan
  • Aryo Dwipo Kusumo
  • Muhammad Canino Cahya C
  • Nur Nandini Wirawan
  • Hashfi Hilman1 , Disti Ayulita
  • Disti Ayulita

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2720

Keywords:

Evaluation, Depressive Symptomps, Dental Medicine Students, Sociodemographic.

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Dewi Natasya Irawan

Undergraduate Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga

Aryo Dwipo Kusumo

Graduate Student of Health
Administration and Policy, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga Department of Dental Public Health,
Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga

Muhammad Canino Cahya C

Undergraduate Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga

Nur Nandini Wirawan

Undergraduate Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga

Hashfi Hilman1 , Disti Ayulita

Undergraduate Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga

Disti Ayulita

Undergraduate Student, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga

Published

2021-03-12

How to Cite

Dewi Natasya Irawan, Aryo Dwipo Kusumo, Muhammad Canino Cahya C, Nur Nandini Wirawan, Hashfi Hilman1 , Disti Ayulita, & Disti Ayulita. (2021). Evaluation of Depression Symptoms in Students of Dental Medicine. Medico Legal Update, 21(2), 439-444. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2720

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