Risk factors for depression and anxiety disorders among Bangladeshi dental students: a cross-sectional survey study

Faruk, M.O., Mamun, M.A., Siddique, A.B. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2021. Risk factors for depression and anxiety disorders among Bangladeshi dental students: a cross-sectional survey study. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

Dental students are highly prone to mental health suffering due to the stressors related to their educational, academic, and clinical environment. However, there are no previous studies that evaluated the mental health problems among dental students in Bangladesh. Therefore , the present study assessed the prevalence of depression and anxiety and its covariates. A cross-sectional survey was carried out among the students of five (out of a total of nine) Bangladeshi public dental institutes. The survey included the Patient Health Questionnaire, the Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale, and questions relating to sociodemographic factors , personal suffering, and family mental health history. Results indicated that the prevalence rates for moderate to severe depression and anxiety were 27.4% and 18.2%, respectively. The risk factors for depression and anxiety were being female, coming from city areas, having past-year psychological and physical suffering, having past-year traumatic events, and having a family history of mental illness, as well as a range of suicide-related behaviors. The prevalence rates of depression and anxiety in the present study were relatively lower than other dental student cohorts residing outside Bangladesh. Further investigations are suggested based on the limitations and strengths of the present study.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Faruk, M.O., Mamun, M.A., Siddique, A.B. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Date: 6 August 2021
ISSN: 1557-1874
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10.1007/s11469-021-00603-1DOI
1456552Other
Rights: © The Author(s) 2021. Open Access. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article's Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article's Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 10 Aug 2021 10:26
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2021 10:26
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/43870

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