Mental health status of newly Admitted students of Mazandaran university of medical sciences in 1999-2000 Academic year.

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S.H.Hosseini ; S.E.Mousavi (2000)
  • Publisher: Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
  • Journal: Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences (issn: 1735-9260)
  • Subject: R | Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences | R5-920 | Mental health | Medicine (General) | Students | Medicine
    mesheuropmc: education

SummaryBackground and purpose: Major changes occur in an individuals life after his acceptance in the university which cloud be considered as every important period of his life. This new condition is stressful and can affect the newly admitted student’s mental health. In this article we analyze the mental health status of newly admitted students to Mazandaran university of medical sciences in the academic year 1999-2000.Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study all the newly admitted students in 1999-2000 Academic year at Mazandaran university of medical sciences were evaluated. These students were requested to fill a demographic Questionair and SCL-ao-R.Results: The findings indicated that newly admitted students were suspected to suffer from paranoid ideation (55.4%) depression (44.3%) inter personal sensitivity (40.7%) obession (40.7%) and anxiety (36%). The results also showed significant differences between mental health scores in variables such as sex, marital status, educational majors, economic self dependency and interest in their educational majors in at least one or more dimensions of check list.51.8% of students (56.5% of female and 41.5% of males) were suspected to suffer from a kind of mental disorder.Conclusion: Increased mental health problems and suspected rate of mental disorders among university students in this study as compare to previous studied requires, the officials and authorities responsible in this field, to pay more attention to the problems of mental health among the students and it necessitates the activation of students consuling centers, comprehensive devices, regular adequate consuling and psychiatric services, regular and continous mental health training can improve and promote the status of mental health among the students especially among the freshmen.
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